Turtle Nest Monitoring, Galapagos - (During nesting season only: December – May)

Role Overview

As the turtle nest monitor, you will assist the Galapagos National Park staff by taking critically important nesting baseline data. This will include:

  • Identifying species (hawksbill or green).

  • Determining nesting patterns.

  • Monitoring nest sizes.


4 hours/day: 6:00AM-8:00AM (first light) and 8:00PM-10:00PM (dark)
(Position can be combined with another position during the day at no extra cost)


  • Basic level of Spanish.

  • A genuine passion for animal conservation.

  • 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 a Turtle Nest Monitor? 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