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

Volunteering in Ecuador

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

Volunteer in Ecuador and experience daily life living and working in the incredible 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’re sure to find something that suits you.


You can do important conservation work in the Galapagos National Park. You’ll monitor animal populations, collect data, and remove invasive species. Or you can help to support the education and early childhood development of young children. You can even take the time to brush up on your Spanish, signing up for a language course while you’re here.


We are based in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on the island of San Cristobal, the easternmost island in the Galapagos. It’s a truly incredible place to wake up and work in each day. Local Projects Abroad staff are there 24/7 to support and help you.


There’s a lot to see and do during your time off, especially for those  of you who enjoy the great outdoors. Take in the scenery on a hike, travel to the different islands, or go scuba diving. See how much of the local wildlife you can spot, the most famous being 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.
Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands

From $3295

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
As part of her Conservation work in Ecuador for older adults, a Projects Abroad volunteer helps planting indigenous plants.
Conservation and Community Work in Ecuador for Volunteers over 50

From $3945

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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 over 50 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad intern works with a young boy during her Social Work internship in Ecuador.
Social Work Internship in Ecuador

From $3555

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Gain practical social work experience while working at a kindergarten in the Galapagos Islands

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

From $2970

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Learn Spanish with a professional language teacher while living on the beautiful San Cristobal Island

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

From $2865

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad volunteer teaching English in Ecuador
Volunteer Teaching in Ecuador

From $2865

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

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

From $3945

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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.
Volunteer with Children in Ecuador

From $2865

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Help children at kindergartens and support early childhood development in the Galapagos Islands

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 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:

1 877 921 9666

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. More specifically, we work 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.


Check out the giant tortoises, sea lions, and other wildlife species at the national park, or simply take in the breathtaking scenery while you stroll along the beach. You can go island-hopping on the weekend, or travel further afield to the fascinating 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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