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Volunteer in Ecuador with Lead Adventures and Villa Tica Daycare by Alison Gardner

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

Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador from US$270
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in Ecuador from only US$270. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Street Children Work, School Support, Kindergarten, Summer Project and Administration Support. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually—you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in Ecuador Volunteer in Ecuador with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$270.
Dates: Programs begin every Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.

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, creative arts, and conservation. Volunteers may also take Spanish language courses. 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.

Volunteer Abroad in Ecuador with United Planet for 1-52 Weeks
United Planet’s Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity to interact with local communities through customized work experiences, cultural activities, and home stays. United Planet Quests are offered in more than 25 countries from 1-52 weeks. Located east of the famous and historical Galapagos Islands, Ecuador contains within its borders a variety of landscapes and cultures! As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to stay in one of the most beautiful capital cities of South America—Quito!
Volunteer in Ecuador Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email
More information can be found at: and for United Planet’s Ecuador programs at:  
Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.

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, Juan Leon Mera 1574 y La Pinta (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633

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
Contact: Lead Adventures Ecuador & Galapagos, Juan Leon Mera 1574 y La Pinta (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633

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, Juan Leon Mera 1574 y La Pinta (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633

Volunteer with a Non Profit Charity in Ecuador
A Broader View Volunteers is an U.S. Non profit charity.
We work in 27 countries with over 245 programs, including Argentina, Belize, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Cameroon, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, and China.
With A Broader View (ABV), you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth while building your own leadership skills. ABV works year round from 1-week to 12-week programs.
Volunteer in Ecuador Dates: Ongoing programs, year round, you choose your dates of arrival and departure.
From US$895 for one week to US$2240 for 12 weeks (you can tax deduct the expenses). Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, cultural education, meals, accommodation, pre-departure guidance, 24/7 country staff, tax deducted fees, the option to fundraise within our website, and more.
Contact: A Broader View Volunteers Corp
, 236 Glen Place, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
866-423-3258 or 215-780-1845 (US), (020) 3289-9896 (UK), (02) 8003-3474 (AU).
Fax: 215-887-0915 / Skype:

Make a REAL difference in Ecuador and the Galapagos with Love Volunteers!
Become a Love Volunteer in Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers, the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization, has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities! Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
Volunteers in Ecuador Contact: Love Volunteers
US: +1 415 800 4993, UK: +44 1865 522 688, NZ: +64 21 443 243

Academic Programs International
Volunteer in Ecuador
Enrich your life and the lives of others by choosing to lend a heart and hand to at-need projects. API offers service work in Ecuador on a variety of projects.

Amigos de las Americas
Volunteer in Ecuador this Summer!
AMIGOS operates in countries throughout the Americas. 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. Cotopaxi is a diverse region of Ecuador that offers options to live in the snowcapped mountains or subtropical lowlands in one of the most diverse countries in South America. Learn to prepare local delicacies with your host family, and help launch a small business through our unique micro-enterprise program. College track available.

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.


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...


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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


Kaya Responsible Travel in Ecuador
Kaya volunteer and travel in Ecuador places participants through this hugely diverse country. From the Andean highlands to the Galapagos Islands, there is a great range of projects needing volunteer assistance. Work on an organic farm in the Andes, lend a hand in environmental conservation project on the Galapagos, or help at a wildlife center in the Amazon. With Kaya Responsible Travel, you'll be sure to help in a way that's both fun for you and desired by the community.

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.


Volunteer Teaching: Ecuador Summer or Year
WorldTeach is a non-profit organization that partners with governments and other organizations to provide volunteer teachers to communities in developing countries. We are currently accepting applications for volunteer teachers in Ecuador. The two options for placement in Ecuador are teaching public school English teachers at a community college in the capital city of Quito or teaching at a university in Rio Bamba, a smaller mountainous city located 3-4 hours south of Quito.
Application deadline for the summer is April 15th. See website for start and end dates.

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.



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