- Service Learning
- Full immersion
- Cultural knowledge
IOI stands for Intercultural Outreach Initiative and is located on Isabela Island, in the Galapagos, Ecuador. Founded in 2006, IOI Galapagos’ vision is to help establish an ecologically sustainable and socially stable local economy in the Galapagos by supporting education, conservation and social development. We have made some incredibly positive and impactful contributions to the local community and we are able to continue doing so with the help and support of volunteers that want to make a real difference.
At IOI Galapagos we have 6 different volunteer positions available:
- Attend to the giant tortoises in the tortoise breeding center
- Monitor our beaches to investigate Sea Turtle nesting activity
- Teach English in the local school and our afternoon programs
- Document our work as our social media correspondent and tell the world what we are up to
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Cost includes full room and board, permits, visas, local coordination and training at respective facility, local transport, full access to our facilities, National Park certificates, etc.—everything minus personal expenses and your airfare to Galapagos.
Where does the money go?
100% of your contribution used to sustain your volunteer project, 0% is used to sustain the organization’s overhead