Galapagos Islands Conservation Project

Company : Projects Abroad
Location : Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island
Duration: 1 week to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Volunteer with Projects Abroad in the 'mega diversity hotspot' of the Galapagos Islands, one of the most species-rich places on Earth!

Situated 1,000 Km off the Ecuadorian Pacific coast, the Galapagos Islands are home to many endemic species of flora and fauna. The islands are famous for the uniquely evolved wildlife that helped Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution.

The overall aim of our project is to contribute to the conservation and preservation of these unique terrestrial and marine ecosystems through much needed research and practical hands-on work.

Volunteers on this project will live in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal. The work carried out is a combination of observational surveys and hands-on tasks, including:

  • Assisting at the giant tortoise breeding centre
  • Galapagos Petrel protection
  • Sea lion monitoring
  • Invasive plant control
  • Beach clean-ups
  • Bird surveys
  • Environmental education


How to apply?

  • Feel free to call or email us - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!
  • When you're ready to apply please complete an application form on the Projects Abroad website.
  • A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.


Start Dates


Costs / Benefits

Prices start from £1,395 for one week.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff


No previous experience is necessary - you will be given any required training on arrival.

Booking / Enquiry

Projects Abroad Galapagos Islands Conservation Project Reviews

Volunteering at the Galapagos - Fantastic!

I had the chance to leave for Ecuador and to participate in two projects in the Galapagos Islands with the company of Projects Abroad, I stayed in the locality for six weeks, hosted by a very kind and very welcoming family. the first two weeks I volunteered in a kindergarten, where I helped an teacher in child care. Fantastic experience. The remaining weeks I took part in the environmental care project, which is very important for the country. Projects Abroad it is a serious organization and organized, always available for volunteers present in the country .

By: Stefania
Nationality: Italy
Age: 20

Incredible time volunteering in the Galapagos with Projects Abroad

I did the conservation volunteer project in the Galapagos and it was incredible! I lived with a local host family for 3 & a 3,5 months and had plenty time off to explore the surrounding islands.

By: Esther Nemery
Nationality: Denmark
Age: 22

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