Volunteer Galapagos Teach

Community English education volunteer

Role Overview

As the Community English Education Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work with students, teachers, government workers, and community members. In this program you will have the choice between formal and applied teaching opportunities that include:

  • Assisting classroom English teachers with classroom management, lesson planning, and leading activities.

  • Working with International Baccalaureate students completing their degree requirements in English as a second language. 

  • Teaching job related language skills to naturalist guides, English teachers, and biodiversity protection officers in their work setting.

  • Helping to design and run continuing education programs for community members to practice conversational English.

Interested in gaining an officially recognized TEFL certificate to make the most out of this experience? Check out our online courses for more information:


Schedules are based on a 25 hr/week commitment. Typically Monday-Friday 7:00AM –12:00PM Exact times may be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand. Time for preparation is in the afternoons.


  • A genuine passion for education

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team. Energetic, creative, and enthusiastic nature that stimulates the learning environment

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish is beneficial as it will increase your ability to communicate and integrate with community members. Our staff are English speakers, but we recommend you brush up your Spanish skills to make the most of your experience. If you would like to add a 1 or 2 week long Spanish course to the start of your program, please let us know so we can help you arrange this.

Interested in volunteering as a community english education volunteer? Follow these 2 easy steps.

Step 1: Apply Now & Reserve. Fill out an application and pay the reservation deposit. The deposit holds your spot in one of our programs and goes towards your final program fee. The deposit is already deducted from the prices you see below. The application and deposit do not guarantee the dates you anticipate joining us. Once we receive your application, we will contact you with any follow-up questions and confirm your dates.

Not ready to fill out an application but have questions? Contact us.

Step 2: Pay the full program fee 8 weeks before your trip.

Download our Volunteer Brochure for more information