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Volunteer · VO-22

The Real Galapagos

2 to 10 weeks
18 to 85 years old
5(23 reviews)

Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience the relaxed South American lifestyle whilst making a real difference to Ecuador’s local communities. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer on the Galapagos archipelago, spreading positivity and assisting with education, personal development or conservation. Picture yourself teaching soccer lessons alongside a local coach, helping out with children’s education as a teaching assistant or supporting wildlife care and conservation efforts whilst contributing to an important, real-world community outreach project. 

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we have joined with exclusive project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to Ecuador’s communities with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from visa assistance to airport pickup, volunteer accommodation, provided meals, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable impact on the lives of local children, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on children living on the Galapagos Island whilst channelling that friendly, exotic lifestyle at the same time.


Volunteer placement

Volunteer accommodation

Airport pickup or transfer


Project supplies

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-Departure Guide

Personal Travel Concierge

Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$200 Global Tour Voucher

NEW FOR 2020

$250 off your next trip

Trip details

Our Real Galapagos Volunteer trip in Ecuador is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement, accommodation, meals and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.

Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Ecuador with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from return airport transfers to project site accommodation.

Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area on your days off. Explore the epic Ecuadorian rainforests, swim in the stunning beaches, hike the daring volcanoes and taste the delicious local cuisines instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in Ecuador and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting and positive impact on the wellbeing of people living in local communities.


To qualify for the teaching or coaching placement, you must have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language. 

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll then have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Quito International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you to your initial homestay accommodation with a local family in Quito. Relax, settle in and get to know the family.

Head to your orientation where you’ll get to meet the project staff and learn about your volunteer duties. You’ll also be provided with information about Ecuador’s culture and handy travel tips.

Trip location

You'll be spending most of your time on the Galapagos Islands.

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Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.

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Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

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