Galapagos Island Teaching Volunteers

From $2,179, 2 weeks, across Ecuador, & Galapagos Trip code: EGTV

  • Adventure 2 out of 5
  • Relaxation 3 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

 

  • Pass on your invaluable English language skills to keen island youngsters
  • Improve your Spanish in one of the primary tourist destinations in South America
  • Be inspired! Follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps
  • Come face-to-face with the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its diverse marine and wildlife
  • Return flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands included

Trip Summary

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Go to the Galapagos and travel to one of the most diverse wildlife and marine hotspots on the planet.

 

Being able to speak good English is crucial to the younger generation on the Galapagos Islands. Tourism is such an important source of income that your English skills will help youngsters gain the invaluable language skills they need to get into that industry. Teachers can be scarce in the more remote parts so you’ll help to fill that void.


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What will I be doing?

  • Arrival and Orientation (3 Days)

  • Your Volunteer Role (2 to 6 Weeks)

  • Typical daily itinerary (2 to 6 Weeks)

Arrival and Orientation: 3 Days

Next Leg

Destination info

As one of the primary tourist destinations in South America , the Galapagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón) are a group of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, west of Ecuador. Famed for contributing to the basis of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site and tourists flock there every year to experience the amazingly diverse wildlife.

 

There are 18 main islands that make up the Galapagos. You will have the opportunity to visit the main town on Santa Cruz whilst based on Isabela.

  • Location: Quito

On arrival into Quito you will be met at the airport and taken to a hostel or volunteer apartment in the city for a two-night stay. Here you will have your orientation. On day 3 you will catch an internal flight to Baltra airport on Santa Cruz and on arrival, be taken to your island accommodation.

Your Volunteer Role: 2 to 6 Weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

As one of the primary tourist destinations in South America , the Galapagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón) are a group of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, west of Ecuador. Famed for contributing to the basis of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site and tourists flock there every year to experience the amazingly diverse wildlife.

 

There are 18 main islands that make up the Galapagos. You will have the opportunity to visit the main town on Santa Cruz whilst based on Isabela.

  • Location: Santa Cruz

All volunteers must have some knowledge of Spanish before starting their volunteer work, not only to get the most out of the project, but also to be able to integrate with the locals. If you do not already speak Spanish, we strongly recommended that you take our language course prior to the start of the programme. These are available for 2 or 4 weeks and are easily combined with the project. Please speak to one of our travel advisors for further information.

 

As many children on the island don’t regularly attend school, they need to be taught basic Spanish, Mathematics, and English. Classes are prepared by the volunteers in relation to the children’s ability.

 

You will teach English to children between the ages of 7 and 11 years old. This will usually take place in the mornings from around 7am until 1pm, giving you afternoons free to explore the area. You are not restricted to the teaching role and can become involved in other areas as and when required e.g. sports instruction, arts and crafts etc. If you have a particular skill you would like to incorporate into the project, let staff know and they can help you put it to good use. If you play a musical instrument, feel free to bring it along, as music always brings delight to the children.
 

You can be really flexible in how you teach and we recommend that you bring fun teaching materials with you like board and card games, books and writing materials.

Typical daily itinerary: 2 to 6 Weeks

Destination info

As one of the primary tourist destinations in South America , the Galapagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón) are a group of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, west of Ecuador. Famed for contributing to the basis of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site and tourists flock there every year to experience the amazingly diverse wildlife.

 

There are 18 main islands that make up the Galapagos. You will have the opportunity to visit the main town on Santa Cruz whilst based on Isabela.

  • Location: Santa Cruz

Here is how a typical day in the life of a volunteer might take shape. Please note that your itinerary may differ from this, depending on the projects needs. Please use this itinerary as an example only.

 

6.45am - 7am: Breakfast at the hostel.
7.30am - 1pm: Work at the school.
1.15pm - 2.30pm: Lunch at a local restaurant.
2.30pm onwards: Free time to enjoy Santa Cruz.
6.30pm - 7.30pm: Dinner at the hostel.
7.30pm onwards: Enjoy island nightlife.


Please note: Itineraries and activities are subject to change.
 

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What's included?

  • Return flights from Quito to Galapagos Islands
  • Shared volunteer accommodation on Santa Cruz
  • Two meals a day
  • Detailed orientation
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Arrival airport transfer

What's not included?

  • International Flights
  • Return transfers from the Islands back to the hostel in Quito
  • Travel Insurance
  • National Park entrance fee and tourist card to enter the Galapagos (US$110)
  • Lunches
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine, spirits
  • Return airport transfer to Quito (budget $35 USD)

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum 18 years. Maximum decided on potential participants’ health.

 

Minimum numbers required on this trip

There are no minimum numbers on the trip.

Please note: you may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us

 

Accommodation

On Sunday and Monday night you will be staying at a hostel or volunteer apartment in Quito before your arrival into Santa Cruz.

 

During your volunteer work on Isabela you will be staying in a hostel, with double or triple rooms. Single rooms may be available.

 

Meals

During your time in Quito food is not included but you will be able to eat out cheaply in local restaurants.

 

While volunteering on Santa Cruz breakfast and dinner is included. Dinner will generally be soup, a main dish and a drink. For lunch you can try some of the traditional delicacies at one of the nearby restaurants. Don’t forget to let us know if you have any special dietary requirements!

 

Is this trip for you?

You may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. However, you will still have the full support of your in-country team and those at the project. If you are looking for a group volunteering experience we have plenty of options for you to consider.

Reality Check

All volunteers must have some knowledge of Spanish before starting their volunteer work, not only to get the most out of the project, but also to get around and integrate more easily with the local people. If you do not already speak Spanish, it is strongly recommended you take our language course prior to the start of the programme. These are available for 2 or 4 weeks and are easily combined with the project. Please speak to one of our travel advisors for further information.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. Is it easy to travel to the other islands and how long does it take?

Our volunteers are usually now placed at the school on Santa Cruz so it is easy to organise weekend trips from there. A boat to Isabella island takes about 3 and half hours and costs approx US$30.

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2. Is there an ATM on island?

Yes on Santa Cruz, but not Isabella

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3. Will I be shadowing a teacher or leading a class?

Usually you will shadow a teacher but it can be possible to lead a class if you have the skills and ability to do so. The schools need a lot of help with English teaching.

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4. What age are the children that I will be teaching?

You will be helping the teachers at a primary school.

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Swimming with sealions and turtles, playing with the kids at the school

Would you travel with our company again?

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Would you recommend us?

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