Program Details

Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Become a Love Volunteer and join us to restore the diversity of this unique location!
Location:
San Cristobal, Ecuador
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Education, Environment
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1957 this stunning archipelago of volcanic islands is famous for Charles Darwin’s study of evolution due to its sheer diversity of flora and fauna and the fact that they were undisturbed for such a long period of history.   Now though this area is fighting to conserve it’s native habitat and volunteers play a key part in maintaining and restoring the islands’ original status.

This volunteer program works with a local Conservation Centre and focuses its activities on areas such as re-forestation, habitat restoration, organic agriculture and maintaing and developing the Centre.  The program is also heavily involved in environmental education in local schools and teaching the community about the importance of conservation.  Much of the damage happening today is due to local farming practices and introduced plant species.  

Residential staff are on hand to coordinate and supervise the activities and support volunteers and this is an excellent opportunity to learn from experts in this field.  You will be able to visibly see the work done by past volunteers and your own contribution to this worthwhile project.  The work is out doors and physically demanding.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 2 Weeks
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Language:  A basic understanding of Spanish would be beneficial on this program but is not a pre-requisite.

ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS

Over the years, thousands of volunteers have trusted Love Volunteers for safe, fun and rewarding travel abroad that provides cultural immersion alongside the chance to help make a sustainable difference. Join us now in the Galapagos Islands for a truly memorable experience abroad!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

For more information, or to join us on this exciting project, visit our website now!

 

 

 

 

Setting Description:
Volunteers stay on-site in shared cabins with 3 meals provided daily. A truly amazing way to experience this unique part of the world, up close and personal!
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees from just $630 for one week! USD. Included: Accommodation, 3 Meals per day, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, VISA, Vaccinations, In-Country Transport, and Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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