Giant Tortoise Breeding Center Volunteer in Galapagos

Location: Ecuador: Galapagos Islands

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

https://www.ioi.ngo/covid19-response

2103 Coral Way Suite 202 Miami, FL 33145 United States

Call Us

Phone: +17867099885

Description

Volunteer at the Galápagos National Park, and get the chance to provide assistance at the tortoise breeding center. You will be a member of the research and zookeeping staff. Take responsibility for taking care of and measuring the shells of tortoises for their growth charts, as well as informing tourists of rules and regulations and other necessary tasks at the center, depending on individual skillset.

Requirements for this program are:
* Basic to intermediate level of Spanish
* A genuine passion for animal conservation
* An ability to openly communicate rules and regulations to tourists and follow instructions
* Ability to work independently as well as in a team
* Physical ability to work outdoors with a potentially high allergen, sun and temperature exposure

IOI encourages all volunteers to stay as long as possible to maximize local and personal benefit. We encourage longer commitments by heavily discounting each additional week stayed. The minimum stay is four weeks, with a maximum stay of three months. All volunteers must arrive in Isabela on Mondays.

Highlights

1. Work eye-to-eye with endangered Galapagos Tortoises.

2. Receive full room and board, visa, work permit, and inter-island transport.

3. Stay with a carefully selected host family.

4. Have breakfasts and dinners with your host family.

5. Spend 2-12 weeks living and volunteering in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.

Travel Types
  • Student Tours
  • Birdwatching
  • Photography
  • Nature Tours
  • Tours
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Mountain Biking
Qualifications

Requirements:
* Basic to intermediate level of Spanish
* A genuine passion for animal conservation
* An ability to openly communicate rules and regulations to tourists and follow instructions
* Ability to work independently as well as in a team
* Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high allergen, sun and temperature exposure

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Room and board, housing, visas, inter-island transport, orientation, 24 hr assistance

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Veterinary Science
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Biological Research
  • Marine Conservation
  • Parks
  • Environment
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Ecuador

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 days
Year Founded

2006

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