The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a 'melting pot' of marine species. Much like the revolutionary scientific idea it's become synonymous with, the Galápagos Islands may inspire you to think differently about the world!
Although many people view The Galapagos Islands as a very expensive and very touristic area of Ecuador, with many huge cruise companies operating in the area, it is they who get rich while the local population toil in the same economic situation. The day-care centres which we work with are public and provide valuable help to the local families so that they can work and provide a better life for their children. This program provides volunteers with the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with those in need, and to help shape the lives of the beautiful children of Ecuador.
Whilst participating in this program, volunteers' tasks will include playing with the children, feeding those in need, assisting with the acquisition of social skills and language development, as well as helping children to do their homework. There is also sufficient scope for volunteers to share any personal skills they have in music, dance or art, and this is very much encouraged.
This amazing program takes place in two of the four populated Islands of the Galapagos Archipelago, so volunteers are free to choose which Island they would like to work - San Cristobal or Santa Cruz Island. Join us and get the chance to not only provide life-changing skills to the local inhabitants, but to explore the amazing and fascinating Islands of the Galapagos!
NOTE: In addition to the listed program fee, volunteers are required to cover the following costs
Flight ticket Quito- Galapagos –Quito $550
Accommodation in Quito (4 days recommended) $20 per night
National park fee $100
Migration card $10
Transportation on the Islands depending on the Island and project.