What are you good at? We may need your help in the Galapagos Islands...



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  • Description


    My husband and I run a bustling Galapagos tourism business headquartered in San Cristobal. We are an international family (New Zealand, America and Ecuador) that have been living and working on San Cristobal many years now. My husband's been here almost 20 years and first came over as a volunteer. We have two energetic little girls (4 and 2 years old) and a live-in Ecuadorian nanny.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️Please don't hesitate to apply with us. But do keep in mind that we get multiple workaway requests and unfortunately can't respond to them all. In the subject line be sure to indicate your available month(s).

    We also manage a hotel on the remote island of Isabela and have very limited opportunities for volunteers with the appropriate hospitality experience. Must speak intermediate Spanish and be able to commit to 6 weeks.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Galapagos is such an amazing place to visit. You'll get to experience Galapagos and South American culture from a safe environment and with people that were once traveling and volunteering just like you. You'll also get a glimpse into the world of a very successful Galapagos Tour Operation and what it takes to run a business in such a logistically challenging environment.

  • Help


    We are looking for a flexible helper to lend a hand with whatever the moment necessitates.

    This could be:
    -- general helping around the house,
    -- cleaning, organizing and tidying,
    -- assisting the nanny with childcare and/or mealtime,
    -- grocery shopping and cooking if that's an interest,
    -- administrative task (excel knowledge is a plus),
    -- being a friendly face to incoming guest,
    -- assisting with any volunteer projects we are currently doing,
    -- starting or continuing house projects (there's a rooftop play area and garden in the future plans),
    -- etc.

    There are lots of options and our needs vary according to what going on. We like to see what your skill set is and allot tasks with that in mind.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We occupy a 3 story apartment building right on the main street and malecon (the oceanfront boardwalk on San Cristobal). The 1st floor is our storefront and gear office, the 2nd floor is a combination office/apartment, and the 3rd floor is our home.

    You'll have a private bedroom and bathroom on the 2nd floor. During the day team members will be working. In the evenings, you'll have the place to yourself. The room is basic. The location is awesome. In the apartment, there's a full kitchen.

    We can offer you lunch on your work days. During the week, you'll be assisting the nanny with food prep, serving and clean-up. Breakfast, dinner and weekend meals are on your own unless you're good in the kitchen... If you'd like to cook a couple dinners during the week or meals on the weekends for everyone, we'll buy the groceries if you will cook and clean up. And you're always welcome to make dessert ;).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since tourism is our business, we'll be able to guide you to the best activities and sights. We also have an office full of adventure gear (kayaks, bikes, paddleboards, etc.) that will be at your disposal.

    Easily accessible highlights of San Cristobal are:
    Playa Mann (local beach in town)
    Loberia (beach and walk with sea lions and iguanas, snorkel option),
    Tijeretas (short hike and panoramic lookout, snorkel option),
    San Cristobal Highlands (a chance to see the different vegetation zones)
    El Junco (fresh water pond that supplies town with water)
    Galapaguerra (Giant Tortoise Breeding Center),
    Puerto Chino (small, beautiful beach on the east of the island)

    Boat Day Tour Options:
    Kicker Rock (one of the best snorkeling spots in Galapagos),
    Española (uninhabited island with the chance to see Waved Albatross)
    Punta Pitt (tour of the north of the island with a chance to see Red Footed Boobies)

    And there's also the option to visit Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana for some overnights and additional sights.

    Respectful, easy-going, positive and pro-active people are best suited for this position. Must be able to withstand my husband's kiwi sarcasm.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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