Nursery Project on San Cristobal

This nursery is based in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of San Cristobal Island. Living costs on the Galapagos Islands are high and families in lower paid jobs struggle to get by. The nursery provides a place where parents can leave their children to be able to go out to work.

Approximately 60 children attend the nursery from Monday to Friday and their ages vary from young toddlers to children of 5 years old.

Volunteer activities

There is a number of staff that works at the project and as a volunteer you provide an extra set of helping hands to look after the children.  You can normally choose in which age group you would like to work. General activities include:

  • Playing with the children
  • Helping with educational activities
  • Cleaning and caring for the children
  • Helping with meal times
  • Organizing group activities

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Work schedule

Your working week is Monday to Friday. You will have your weekends free to explore San Cristobal and the rest of the Galapagos Islands. You should arrive at the center by 8.00am and will work till approximately 12.30pm.


The project is located in the Galapagos Islands, a short flight from the Ecuadorian mainland, to San Cristobal Island. The nursery is located in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno the Islands capital within walking distance of your accommodation.