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Featured Articles on Volunteer Work in Ecuador
Volunteer in Ecuador: Spend a Month in the Alto Choco Cloud Forest by Kate Gustafson
Volunteer in Ecuador with Lead Adventures and Villa Tica Daycare by Alison Gardner
Volunteer in Ecuador: Work with an Indigenous Amazonian Community by Sarah Keyt
Volunteer in Ecuadorian Eco-Lodges by Nathan Ward
Volunteer in Ecuador with an NGO by Vivienne Mackie
Work in Ecuador: Both Paid and Volunteer Opportunities Abound by Christopher Sacco
A Moment in a Classroom as a Volunteer in Ecuador with Worldteach by Matthew Brown

Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador – United Planet – 1-52 Weeks
United Planet's volunteer abroad Quests offer volunteers a unique blend of work, cultural immersion, and fun. All ages and skill levels are invited to enroll. Join us for 1 week or up to 1 year in Ecuador – you can volunteer working with children, protecting the environment, working in a healthcare setting, and more! Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
Volunteer in Ecuador with United Planet Cost: Varies with duration of your stay. Please visit our website for details.
Dates: Ongoing start dates. Visit our website for details.
Contact:
United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.:
800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763.
Email: quest@unitedplanet.org
Website: www.unitedplanet.org
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Volunteer in Ecuador 
Volunteer with a community based organization in Ecuador! ELI works with organizations throughout Ecuador to create volunteer opportunities that benefit locals while giving volunteers a unique cultural learning experience while giving back to the communities. Placements are available in the Andes, the Amazon, the cloud forest, along the coast, and in the Galapagos Islands. Possible projects include teaching, working with children's organizations, construction, conservation, reforestation, human rights, health programs, and community development. All placements are set up on an individual basis based on the needs of the local organization and the specific skill set of the volunteer.
Volunteer in Ecuador with ELI Dates: Programs are available throughout the year and dates are flexible.
Cost: Program fees start at $1013 and include airport pickup, accommodation, and meals.
Contact: ELI, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278
Email: info@eliabroad.org
Website: www.eliabroad.org
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Volunteer for Community Development in Ecuador!
Help make a difference in the world by volunteering to care for the elderly, assist in a high school, work with children, and help with community development. Experience Ecuadorian life as a localwhile learning about various aspects of the culture during your program. Tasks at the project vary, allowing volunteers to experience something new every day.
Volunteer in Ecuador Dates: 1-10 Week Programs with start dates every month.
Cost: Prices start at $770 for a 1 week program.
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.
Tel: 888-ABROAD-1.
Website: www.greenhearttravel.com
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Accept the Challenge — Volunteer in Ecuador this Summer!
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas - in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students from 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs in Ecuador focus on youth leadership in the field of social enterprise.
Volunteering in Ecuador Dates: Depends on program
Cost: Check our website for Program Requirements and Cost
Email: Contact Us
Website: amigoslink.org
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Volunteer in Ecuador with Geovisions Volunteer in Ecuador with Geovisions Medical programs, Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner in Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
We offer medical programs in a children's hospital in Quito and the Ecuadorian Red Cross and Mobile Clinic. You can speak English to a group in Ecuador or the Galapagos Islands 15 hours per week as a Conversation Partner. Live with an Ecuadorian family in Quito or the Galapagos and teach them English 15 hours each week as part of our Conversation Corps program. Dates: Year ‘round
Cost: Please see website for prices.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.
Email: programs@geovisions.org
Website: www.geovisions.org
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Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador from US$270
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in Quito. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Street Children Work, School Support Program and Summer Project. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually — one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Volunteer in Ecuador with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$270.
Dates: Programs start any day of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer anywhere from one week to six months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.:
+64 6 758 7949.
Email: volunteer@volunteerhq.org
Website: www.volunteerhq.org
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Volunteer in the Galapagos Islands with InterExchange Working Abroad
If you are searching for a completely unique overseas adventure and volunteer abroad experience, our Galápagos Islands program is perfect for you! Placements are on San Cristobal Island in the port town, in small farming communities, or in the Galapagos National Park and include work with children, community projects, and conservation projects. In your free time, explore this amazing area with fellow participants and improve your Spanish skills.
Dates: Year-Round
Cost: Programs start at $695
Contact: Interexchange, Inc., Working Abroad, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013.
Tel.: 212-924-0446; toll-free 1-800-597-3675.
Email: workabroad@interexchange.org
Website: www.interexchange.org/working-abroad
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Projects Abroad in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, sports and conservation. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in Galapagos Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.
Email: info@projects-abroad.org
Website: www.projects-abroad.org
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Worldteach
Volunteer in Ecuador
WorldTeach places volunteers in Ecuador for one year and summer terms. Ecuador year volunteers teach English primarily in universities and adult education centers, and summer volunteers teach English in schools or community centers to both children and adults. Volunteers live with host families.
Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Tel./Fax: 857.259.6646 ext. 201/857.259.6638
Email: info@worldteach.org
Website: www.worldteach.org
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Wildlife Experience in Ecuador
Interested in helping to rehabilitate the endangered wildlife, rather than looking at animals from far away or on TV? This program will give you exactly what you want. As local experts we offer you the chance of a lifetime—3 different animal rescue centers in only 4 weeks! Explore the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes Highlands and the Coast of Ecuador while helping in the rescue centers of each region. This one-of-a-kind program also offers you a one-day training of animal handling before starting your adventure. Get involved without emptying your pocket!
Wildlife Experience as a volunteer in Ecuador Dates: Year round
Contact: Lead Adventures, Mariscal Foch E8-42 Planta  Alta, Quito – Ecuador
Tel.: (593) 2 2501332, Mobile: + (593-2) 250-1332 (ext. 104). Fax: + (593-9) 9249-1575
Email: info@lead-adventures.com.
Website: www.lead-adventures.com
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Teach English Without Borders
Sponsored by the Government of El ORO in Ecuador, this program enables native English speakers to share their language skills at the rural schools in the south coast of Ecuador. In exchange for your effort, you will receive accommodations, meals and a monthly stipend for extra expenses. This is your chance to make a difference while traveling. The placements are in the surroundings—the City of Machala, also known as World Capital of Banana, located in the Pacific coast, a few hours from the Andes highlands, and the Amazon Rainforest. Check with our specialists for more details.
Volunteer teaching English in Ecuador Dates: April through December. Minimum time: 3 months. Maximum time: 6 months.
Contact: Lead Adventures, Mariscal Foch E8-42 Planta  Alta, Quito – Ecuador
Tel.: (593) 2 2501332, Mobile: + (593-2) 250-1332 (ext. 104). Fax: + (593-9) 9249-1575
Email: info@lead-adventures.com.
Website: www.lead-adventures.com
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True Galapagos Experience
Volunteer in one of the wonders of the world trying to preserve the unique habitat of the Galapagos. You will get your hands dirty with conservation projects while also being able to island-hop and take in the beauty of the archipelago. This land-based program combines sightseeing tours, a comprehensive lecture on the Galapagos by a veteran scientist, and the opportunity to be part of the conservation work going on in the islands.

We offer 10 days, 2 week, and 3 week programs. We can also personalize your program if you would like to extend your stay.
Volunteer in Galapagos with Lead Advenures Dates: Year round
Cost: 10 Days: $ 1690,  2 Weeks: $1990, 3 Weeks: $2190
Contact: Lead Adventures, Mariscal Foch E8-42 Planta  Alta, Quito – Ecuador
Tel.: (593) 2 2501332, Mobile: + (593-2) 250-1332 (ext. 104). Fax: + (593-9) 9249-1575
Email: info@lead-adventures.com.
Website: www.lead-adventures.com
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Wildlife Animal Rescue in the Andes and Amazon
Animal Rescue Program welcomes volunteers to come and be the caretakers of beautiful and exotic animals who have been victims of animal trafficking or mistreatment. Volunteers will be responsible for helping to foster their transition back to the wildlife while living in two different and beautiful regions of Ecuador— the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes.
Animal Rescue in Galapagos with Lead Advenures Dates: Year round
Cost: 2 Weeks, $890
Contact: Lead Adventures, Mariscal Foch E8-42 Planta  Alta, Quito – Ecuador
Tel.: (593) 2 2501332, Mobile: + (593-2) 250-1332 (ext. 104). Fax: + (593-9) 9249-1575
Email: info@lead-adventures.com.
Website: www.lead-adventures.com
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Bosque Nublado Santa Lucia
Help conserve the cloud forest. Volunteers are needed for physical activities in support of conservation, such as reforesting and trail-building; requirements include good physical condition, cultural sensitivity and openness to new experiences.

Contact: info@santaluciaecuador.com, www.santaluciaecuador.com

Caledonia Languages Abroad
Spanish and Volunteer Work in Latin America

Programs organized in Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador, year round. Community and environmental projects and teaching English, depending on skills and level of language ability.

Contact: The Clock-house, Bonnington Mill, 72 Newhaven Rd., Edinburgh EH6 5QG, Scotland; 011-44-131-621-7721; www.caledonialanguages.co.uk

Earth to City Ecuador
Volunteers do hands-on farming, fishing or wildlife activities typical of rural Ecuadorean communities. In the mountains, work side-by-side with community members to milk cows, make cheese, plant organic fruits and vegetables, harvest, fleece sheep, gather wild mushrooms, cook, teach English to locals, and more. In the jungle, make jewelry out of seeds, take notes on wildlife during jungle patrols, tour petroleum extracting facilities, take part in jungle activities under guidance of members of the Cofan indigenous community. On the coast, fish, chop plantains, pull up yuca, trap crabs, harvest coconuts, make raw chocolate out of cacao, and more...

Visit: www.earthtocity.org

Eco Volunteer UP
Eco Volunteer UP is an Ecuadorian non-profit organization composed of a group of Ecuadorians who work through volunteers to conserve the forests of Ecuador, to improve the communities' economies and to give Ecuadorian children a better life. We offer volunteers real immersion in the various Ecuadorian ecosystems, and real opportunities for learning and sharing Ecuadorian cultures, customs and traditions, all the while helping different projects promote their development and changing lives.

Contact: ecovolunteerup@ecovolunteerup.org, www.ecovolunteerup.org

EcuadorExplorer.com, www.ecuadorexplorer.com/html/work_or_volunteer.html. Useful information about working and volunteering in Ecuador with links to about 20 organizations with volunteer programs.

Ecuador Volunteer
Our non-profit organization offers volunteer work programs in South America, our volunteer opportunity is focused in ecological, social and educational areas creating new hopes.

Visit: www.ecuadorvolunteer.org

EcuaExplora — Volunteer Projects in Ecuador
Lend a helping hand while immersing yourself in the culture and language of the beautiful, diverse country of Ecuador! EcuaExplora offers flexible, affordable volunteer projects throughout the country. Volunteer in the health sciences, child development, social work, community development, environmental conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, micro-business, education and more. Choose from programs in Quito, the Amazon region, the coast, or the mountains. Come enjoy Ecuador and give back!

Contact: info@ecuaexplora.org, www.ecuaexplora.org

Experiential Learning Ecuadorian Program (ELEP)
ELEP volunteer and internship programs offer affordable and suitable volunteer and internship opportunities in Ecuador, for individuals and groups from all over the world interesting in gaining valuable work experience and personal fulfillment.
If you are looking for a volunteer or internship program abroad and immerse yourself in a new culture, then you have found the right place. ELEP is a leading volunteer and internship program provider and places international volunteers in community and ecological projects and interns in well respected firms, companies NGOs and communities across Ecuador. We offer short- and long-term volunteer and internship programs for motivated students, retirees, professionals, vacations, summer trips, etc.

Contact: programs@elep.org; www.elep.org.

FEVI
Volunteer Work and Internships in Ecuador
High quality programs. Medical and Social Science students welcome.

Visit: info@fevi.org; www.fevi.org.

Free Volunteering in Ecuador
VolunteerSouthAmerica.Net lists the free and low-cost volunteer opportunities in South America. The site is designed for backpackers / independent travellers looking for a real volunteer experience abroad, without paying any middle-man or agency fees.

Visit: www.volunteersouthamerica.net

Fundación Jatun Sacha
Volunteer interns participate in research, plant conservation, agroforestry, etc. at 10 reserves in Amazonian Ecuador. Reserve fees including lodging and meals.

Contact: volunteer@jatunsacha.org, www.jatunsacha.org.

Global Volunteer Network
Biological reserves throughout Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon, with conservation and community projects.

Contact: info@volunteer.org.nz, www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/ecuador/

Volunteer in Ecuador
Care of Poor and Ill Children
Use your heart and spirit by helping the needy. At the same time, share Ecuadorian homes (room, board and laundry), learn Spanish on one to one basis with university professors, and get an unforgettable experience by visiting beautiful landscapes from snow at volcanoes to fantastic forests at the Amazons jungle.

Contact: www.volunteeringecuador.org.

Yanapuma Foundation
Volunteer in Conservation and Reforestation
Yanapuma offers low-cost volunteering opportunities in conservation and reforestation throughout Ecuador. We are looking for volunteers to send to projects in the coast, sierra and amazonia regions to work on different reforestation programmes. Programmes include a mixture of manual labour and environmental education. No Spanish necessary for manual labour work, but intermediate Spanish preferable for education projects. Volunteer projects in Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Volunteer in Daycare Centres in Quito, and Volunteer in Organic Agriculture.

Contact: volunteer@yanapuma.org; www.yanapuma.org/en/volEcuador.php.

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