International Relief

Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

This is a true service adventure! If you've ever wanted to travel to the Galapagos Islands, here is your chance to see this magnificent place, while helping to maintain its beauty and distinctness!
Dec 20, 2017
30 Hours
10 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Deanna Dwyer-Self
  • Dulce  Navarro
  • Karla Saravia
  • Miranda Fontenot
  • Nicole Culp
  • Paola Tena
  • Rajashi Ghosh
  • Rebecca Burleson
  • Todd Oswald

More Details

**note** 
We strongly encourage those who are interested in this program to have a group of 10-20 members formed prior to inquiring. 
Thank you, 
Bright Light Volunteers

This particular service program is offered in two components- one strictly working on ecological initiatives on the islands and another an add-on service opportunity in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, working with disadvantaged youth. Groups may choose to participate in the Galapagos program, Quito program, or a combination of both.

Service initiatives in the Galapagos include working to implement ecological initiatives such as removal of foreign plant species, organic farming, production of native and endemic species, reforestation efforts, and production of compost and organic fertilizers.

In Quito, participants have the opportunity to work in a daycare center located in one of Quito’s most impoverished area, Zambiza Dump. Service initiatives include giving educational support, arts and crafts, serving meals, and taking care of the young children lucky enough to have a space in this educational care facility.

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