Volunteer Galapagos Tortoise Center

Galapagos Tortoise Center - Conservation 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 zoo keepers.
  • Working directly with the public to educate tourists by informing them of the rules and regulations designed to keep the tortoises safe and the habitats intact.

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:

  • 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.

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