Ecotourism Volunteer (Galapagos National Park)

Published

09/12/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Av Conocarpus
Galapagos
Puerto Villamil

Ecuador

Description

Work in the national park's communications department. Conduct surveys, generate statistical data, and create databases to help staff make important ecotourism decisions


Role Overview

As an ecotourism volunteer in the communications department at the Galapagos National Park you will gather information that will help the national park staff make important ecotourism decisions. This will include:

  • Running satisfaction questionnaires at visitor sites.
  • Generating statistical data.
  • Creating databases based on the surveys you administer.

Schedule

Schedules are based on a 25 hr/week commitment, and can voluntarily be extended to a regular 40hr/work week. Typically Monday-Friday 7:30AM-12:30PM. May be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand.

Requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced level of Spanish in order to communicate with fellow workers and visitors.
  • Ability to communicate and act with care and patience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Flexible schedule that accounts for the day to day needs of working with a local institution.
  • Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure.
  • Ability to independently collect and register data.


Accommodation 

Accommodation is provided by one of our carefully selected host families or in our volunteer housing. In both types of housing, volunteers have their own room, a fan, bed, desk, dresser, and bathroom, as well as warm water and drinking water. In our volunteer housing, breakfast is not included, but you have access to our fully equipped kitchen facilities to cover your needs. Lunch and dinner is provided at your choice of various restaurants in town, which are usually open-air seating with local cuisine. You simply sign for your meal and we’ll pick up the bill at the end of the month. 


Our host families have experience with outside culture and international living and provide an amazing immersion experience. All host family houses are nearby the IOI offices and the local schools in the beach town of Puerto Villamil. Homes are fairly simple, clean, and welcoming. You will have breakfast and dinner with your family. Lunch is at the above mentioned restaurants.  


We at IOI pair you with your host family, and we are available at any time to help if any issues arrive with  the restaurants, your host family, the volunteer site, if you get sick and need to visit the doctor, etc.


Schedule

Schedules are based on a 25 hr/week commitment, and can voluntarily be extended to a regular 40hr/work week. Typically Monday-Friday 7:30AM-12:30PM. May be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand.

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@ioi.ngo
https://www.ioi.ngo/ecotourism-intern/

Visit our website for more information about this program: Ecotourism Volunteer

Apply now or email us with questions


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