Turtle Nest Monitoring Volunteer in Galapagos

Location: Ecuador: Galapagos Islands

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, Alternative Spring Break, Summer, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round


2103 Coral Way Suite 202 Miami, FL 33145 United States

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Phone: +17867099885


Travel to the island that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and do more than explore. Help build a better and safer habitat for turtles! This volunteering program in the Galápagos Islands is a combination of environmental conservation and cultural immersion.

You will take on the role of a turtle nesting season assistant and work with a buddy when collecting nesting baseline data along a beautiful five-kilometer beach twice a day. You will also identify species (green and hawksbill), determine nesting patterns, track nest sizes, and participate in a conservation effort.

You will join a team studying the nesting patterns of turtles and protecting them. The work schedule is from 6:00-8:00 a.m. (first light) and 8:00-10:00 p.m. (dark) during nesting season in December - May. Along with volunteering, this program comes with a homestay and other perks.


1. Become part of a small and personal program aimed at turtle protection and conservation.

2. Combine volunteering with cultural exchange while staying with a local host family.

3. Practice your Spanish with locals and your host family.

4. Explore the beautiful coastline of Galapagos while monitoring turtle species and nesting patterns.

5. Create a network with like-minded volunteers and environmental conservation experts.


Ability to execute active outdoor programming

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Full room and board, visas, work permits, inter-island transport, 24-hour assistance, coordination and training, National Park certificates
- Carefully selected host family with experience in international living and foreign culture
- Breakfasts and dinners provided by your host family, and lunch selection from participating restaurants

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Biological Research
This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Guest House

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