Giant tortoises being fed by Projects Abroad volunteers in Ecuador while volunteering in Galapagos.

Volunteering in Ecuador

Live and work in the amazing Galapagos Islands while supporting local communities

Volunteer in Ecuador and experience daily life in the amazing Galapagos Islands. The work you do here is designed to meet real needs in the local community. We offer several different kinds of projects, so you can choose what’s best for you.


You can help with important conservation work in the Galapagos National Park. You’ll monitor animal populations, collect data, and remove invasive species. You can also support children through education by advancing their early childhood development. You can even choose to improve your Spanish on a language course.


We’re based in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on the island of San Cristobal. This is the easternmost island in the Galapagos. It’s an incredible place to wake up and work in each day. Our staff in Ecuador will be available 24/7 to support and help you.


There’s a lot to see and do during your free time. If you love the outdoors, you can adventure on a scenic hike, travel to the different islands, or go scuba diving. See how much of the local wildlife you can spot, and don’t forget witnessing the giant tortoises!

Projects available in Ecuador

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $2970 USD

Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands
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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
As part of her Conservation work in Ecuador for older adults, a Projects Abroad volunteer helps planting indigenous plants.

From $3570 USD

Conservation and Community Work in Ecuador for Volunteers over 50
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Travel to the Galapagos Islands with a group your age and do hands-on conservation and community work

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 50 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad intern works with a young boy during her Social Work internship in Ecuador.

From $3155 USD

Social Work Internship in Ecuador
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Gain practical social work experience while working at a kindergarten in the Galapagos Islands

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
Students learning Spanish in Ecuador visit local attractions like shipwrecks and the beach.

From $2670 USD

Spanish Language Course in Ecuador
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Learn Spanish with a professional language teacher while living on the beautiful San Cristobal Island

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A child participates in a sports day during our volunteer sports coaching in Ecuador

From $2565 USD

Volunteer Sports Coaching in Ecuador
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Work with local coaches at a community sports club and help disadvantaged youths develop their athletic skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad volunteer teaching English in Ecuador

From $2565 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Ecuador
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Live and work in the Galapagos and help disadvantaged children improve their English conversation

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers work with children and help protect the environment in Ecuador on our project for teenagers

From $3570 USD

Volunteer with Children and Do Conservation Work in Ecuador
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Volunteer with children at a summer camp and help with conservation in the Galapagos National Park

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad female volunteer working with children in Ecuador smiles with a child on swing set at our Childcare Project.

From $2565 USD

Volunteer with Children in Ecuador
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Help children at kindergartens and support early childhood development in the Galapagos Islands

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks

Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Ecuador experts on:

(+1) 212 244 7234

or email:

to start planning your project

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

Where we are based in Ecuador

San Cristobal

Our Ecuador volunteer opportunities are based in the beautiful Galapagos Islands. The specific location is in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, which is located on San Cristobal Island. It’s a small, friendly place, and there is plenty for you to explore.


Go admire the giant tortoises, sea lions, and other wildlife species at the national park. Or, take in the breathtaking scenery while you stroll along the beach. You can go island-hopping on the weekend, or travel further to the capital, Quito.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Ecuador Arrival Procedures page.

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