Focus: Agriculture, Conservation, Community and Education.
This small project is located on San Cristobal Island that has already received recognition from Municipality of San Cristobal, Galapagos National Park & Ministry of Tourism for its unique approach to socio-environmental improvement and learning.
The local staff and volunteers from over 15 countries worldwide are proud of the diverse range of environmental accomplishments that they have pioneered during its four years of operation. These accomplishments include reforestation of 150 hectares of highly vulnerable abandoned agricultural land, the help to 50 farmers to remove invasive species from their lands; replaced an aging eight km water pipeline for the community; refurbished an elementary school; sequestered 191 tons of carbon; and provided an educational and therapeutic outdoor escape for 180 disadvantaged children on the San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.
This project offers the opportunity to be in the islands making volunteering, but is not possible to make scholar internships or scientific projects.
Our main objective is the Protection and Conservation of the Environment, to promote the development of the community whose activities, are related with the environmental scope and local economy development.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers should be prepared to work Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m.
Daily work could include any of the following activities: eliminating introduced/invasive species, restoring native and endemic species, assisting in community projects, working with the hippo-therapy program, and working in organic agricultural projects.
The days are long and hard, so volunteers should be prepared for hot and physical, yet rewarding, work. Volunteers are free to explore the port town and discover the island’s many tourist attractions in the evenings after work and on the weekends.
The volunteers are placed in the house for volunteers in the project, or in a host family just in case the house of volunteers is full.
The program fee covers accommodation, food is not included. In the project, we will always provide drinks. Project fees are $470/month.
The volunteers are not required to have any previous experience in volunteering. Is necessary just to be able to adapt to live with people from other nationalities to learn new skills and develop new relationship, to be able to work in team, volunteers must be 18 year old and over. Basic Spanish is required and English is welcome.
FUNDACION PROYECTO ECOLOGICO CHIRIBOGA
Puruha Oe2-781 y Epiclachima
Ciudadela San Jose- La Magdalena
Quito - Ecuador
Tel: 593-2- 2652128 2660828 or (0)992813185
Location:Quito - Ecuador
Average cost per day:$15
Focus: Agriculture, Conservation, Community and Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Basic Spanish is required and English is welcome.