This project is based on Isabela Island, the largest of the islands of the Galapagos. Here volunteers have the opportunity to support the conservation efforts and land turtle support projects on Isabela Island. Current research is focused on ensuring that ecosystem restoration proceeds towards a more pristine condition – this requires ensuring that any introduced plant species do not out-compete the native vegetation.

Volunteer work is about 3-5 hours per day, 5 days a week. Volunteers will help in light construction tasks, reforestation efforts and help with eradication of non native plants. Much of the work is outside working in the Galapaguera greenhouse. This program lets you do a little bit of everything pertaining to providing support of sustainable conservation efforts on the Island. This is a great opportunity to discover the wonders and wild life of the Galapagos by offering hands on contributions to their sustainability. Expect to get your hands dirty and work different schedules based on the project needs. This project begins and ends in Quito.

*Volunteers are responsible for the R/T intra-island ferry costs between Santa Cruz / Isabela. Approximately $90 payable locally.

Overview

  • Project length: 2, 3 or 4 week placements
  • Arrival Airport: Quito (UIO)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 3-5 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish, $90 for island ferry costs
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: Lan Ecuador, American, United, Delta, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Airport meet and greet in Quito
  • 2 night accommodation/meals in Quito
  • Orientation, project briefing in Quito
  • Airline ticket Quito to Baltra
  • Entrance fee ($100) Galapagos NP
  • Ingala ID card
  • Meet and greet on Baltra
  • 1 night accommodation/meals in Santa Cruz
  • Transfer to the dock in Santa Cruz
  • Boat ticket from Santa Cruz to Isabela
  • Meet and greet on Isabela
  • Orientation, project briefing in Isabela
  • Host family accommodation and 3 meals a day
  • Volunteer project placement 15-20 hour per week
  • Transfer to the dock in Isabela at the end of the program
  • Boat ticket from Isabela to Santa Cruz
  • Dock reception in Santa Cruz
  • 1  night accommodation/meals in Santa Cruz
  • Airline ticket Galapagos to Quito
  • Airport reception in Quito
  • Final overnight/meals in Quito
  • Departure transfer to Quito

Not included:

  • Flights to Quito. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to volunteers@abroaderview.org or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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