Projects Abroad in Ecuador

Location: Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal

Program Duration: Summer, 7-12 Months, Multiple Year, 1-2 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Phone: 1-212-244-7234

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Projects Abroad Ecuador is based on the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most incredible island chains. Spending some time here on a volunteer project will let you experience both the unique nature and the welcoming people of the islands. Our volunteer opportunities in Ecuador are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, including those on a gap year, career break, or anyone interested in eco-tourism.

In Ecuador, we have Teaching, Care, Sports, Creative Arts and Conservation projects. The Teaching and Care projects are based in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The town is the provincial capital of the Galapagos Islands and is located on San Cristobal Island. Volunteers also have the chance to take Spanish lessons with Projects Abroad to help them communicate and become part of the local community.

San Cristobal Island is also the base for our Conservation Project. The Galapagos Islands are known as nature’s wonderland and volunteers here will be contributing to the conservation of a unique island ecosystem.


Living in Ecuador will certainly provide you with plenty of interests and entertainment when you’re not working. On the weekends you can explore the Galapagos Islands by island hopping. Santa Cruz Island is usually top of the list, home to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the famous giant tortoises. On San Cristobal Island you can try diving or snorkeling or just hang out in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with the sea lions and pelicans.

You may choose to spend some time in mainland Ecuador, too, where distances between the main towns and tourist sites are relatively small. Discover Ecuador’s colonial past on a weekend trip to the capital, Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the colorful markets are overflowing with hand-woven clothes and blankets. Or take a hike up Volcán Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest peak and the closest point on earth to the sun.

Travel Types
  • Snorkeling
Type of Programs
  • Work Experience
  • Experiential Learning
  • Community Service & Volunteering

  • Spanish
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

The price of each placement includes all your food and accommodation, transfers to and from the airport, full travel and medical insurance plus support and 24 hour back-up from our staff based around the world.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Youth Development
  • Youth
  • Wildlife
  • Tutor
  • Tree Planting
  • Teaching
  • Street Children
  • Social Work
  • Reforestation
  • Parks
  • Orphans
  • Organic Farming
  • Environment
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Culture
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • Business
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Biological Research
Typical Volunteer
Open-minded with a desire to travel.
Age Range
This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel to Ecuador


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
10 days
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
Year Founded