Volunteer Galapagos Tortoise Center

Galapagos Tortoise Center Volunteer

Role Overview

As the Galapagos Tortoise Center conservation volunteer, you will work with the Galapagos National Park as a member of the staff at the Tortoise Breeding Center. This will include:

  • Feeding and caring for the tortoises, as well as maintaining their enclosure.

  • Assisting the Park Rangers with zoo-keeping type activities.

  • Assisting to educate visitors about Giant Tortoises and about the rules and regulations keeping the tortoises safe and the habitats intact.


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.


  • Basic to intermediate level of Spanish.

  • A genuine passion for animal conservation.

  • An ability to openly communicate rules and regulations to tourists as well as follow instructions.

  • 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.

Interested in volunteering with the Galapagos Tortoises? Follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Fill out an application. Once we receive you application, we will contact you with any follow-up questions.

Step 2: Once we confirm your acceptance and approve dates, make your deposit of $200 to confirm your position. The deposit goes towards your final program fee and is already deducted from the prices you see below.

Step 3: Pay full program fee.

    Download our Volunteer Brochure for more information