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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Puerto Villamil
IOI Galapagos

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  • Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Spanish, English
Organization Description
Our mission is to work in the island of Isabela to generate educational, economic and social benefits for the community of Puerto Villamil.

In a nutshell we do conservation through education and social development on an intimate, ground level in this beautiful community in the cradle of evolution. Counterintuitively in such a pristine place, the human factor is key in making sustainable progress – and that’s where IOI comes in. The Isabela the local population of 3,000 is continuously increasing and the need for conservation, and thereby education and social development, is soaring.
Childcare / Children, Education, Environment
Skills Needed
Basic to intermediate level of spanish , Ability to work independently as well as in a team , Teaching
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$500 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 3-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off
Johann Besserer
IOI Galapagos Average Ratings
usually Christopher Brown, but just make up a name Title - my first day of teaching english in the Galapagos Today was my first day teaching English at one of the local schools in Puerto Villamil. I am very excited that I get to teach English on top of already volunteering at the Tortoise Breeding Center. I hope to volunteer for the Peace Corps after college, preferably teaching English in a non-English speaking country, so I hope that this experience will better prepare me for the future. I assisted Doris today, a Spanish-speaking English teacher. Doris bounces between a few different grades, teaching English lessons ranging from forty to eighty minutes long in each class. This morning, Doris and I taught a class of seventh graders, roughly ten to eleven year old kids....