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Ecotourism Management Volunteer

Role Overview

As the Ecotourism Volunteer, and according to your specific skills and experience, you will help the Galapagos National Park in tasks related to:

  • The management and monitoring of visitors and visitor sites nearby Puerto Villamil

  • Translation and design of English language visitor information

  • Graphic design for promotional and educational material

  • Running satisfaction questionnaires to visitors from different nationalities

  • Registering tourism related information, as well as generating statistical databases from your surveys

This volunteer position is flexible and can be tailored to your skills and interests, as well as the park needs. The information collected will help the National Park to make decisions in tourism management that can be crucial for Galapagos wildlife preservation and sustainable long term tourism.

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.


Interested in volunteering as an Ecotourism 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