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Volunteer in Ecuador

Un poco del Chocó

Gualea-Quito, Ecuador, South America.
Accommodation Meals
Un poco del Chocó is a private nature reserve and biological station in the montane rainforest of Northwest Ecuador.

The center receives wild animals caught by the police and the environment ministry as pets. We work on their rehabilitation to bring them back to the wild.

Clave de Sur

Guasmo Sur, Ecuador, South America.
Accommodation Meals
We run a music school with the objective of teaching one or more musical instruments to children at risk.

100% response rate , 60 hour(s) response time.
Merazonia is a dynamic rescue and rehabilitation centre for trafficked and abused Amazonian animals, located on 250 acres of rainforest, in Mera, Ecuador, South America.

88% response rate , 71 hour(s) response time.
Ceibo is a young leadership program. Our goal is to inspire and empower the new generations so they can turn this world into a better place to live.

Saraswati Ahimsa Vana

Accommodation Meals
Welcome to Saraswati Ahimsa Vana, also known as Wisdom Forest. We are a diverse community living by Vedic principles within a unique hidden paradise in the Amazon Rainforest, with a shared vision of teaching our volunteers and Ecuadorian neighbors about simple living, high thinking.


COAGRO

Tupigachi, Ecuador, South America.
Accommodation Meals
COAGRO's goal is to support regional issues such as organic agriculture, biodiversity, environment, small animal breeding, training and technology transfer, rural micro-finance, and crafts in the region of Pedro Moncayo and Cayambe townships.

FCC Ingles

Atacames, Ecuador, South America.
Accommodation Meals
We teach English and work in Social projects as a Foundation

Fundacion Arte del Mundo

Baños de Agua Santa , Ecuador, South America.
Accommodation
Children's interactive library, theater and cinema, language program and cultural center staffed by volunteers from all over the world.

Dispensario Medico Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

guadalupe, zamora, Ecuador, South America.
Accommodation Meals
A rural medical, dental and specialist clinic helping a wide range of cultures with medical and dental care, eye exams, dentures and many specialist brigades.

Latest Reviews


Beautiful cloud forest reserve reviewed by Anne Blokhus
"My partner and I spent five months as volunteers at Un Poco del Choco in 2012. The station is in a beautiful location surrounded by so much fascinating wildlife. We worked on creating a trail, trail maintenance, gardening and lots of smaller projects like helping with kids' visits to the station, teaching some English, and general maintenance. If - like us- you love wildlife it is a fantastic place to visit. Our work was often interrupted by the spotting of a new bird species, an armadillo rustling by, curious monkeys watching us or noisy frogs. Nicole and Wilo are passionate about their project and will help to make your stay comfortable and fun. Wilo's cooking is great and the house is very well equipped considering its location (I think some updates have taken place since our visit). I would recommend volunteering here if you enjoy wildlife, peace and quiet, and you aren't afraid of some hard physical work. We loved it and would love to go back one day! "
on 28/08/2016

Heartfelt memories reviewed by Huriana Kereru
"In July I spent one month at the Valle Alto rescue centre in San Placido and without a doubt it was one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences in my life. Viviana and Frank work tirelessly and have dedicated their lives to providing a safe, natural environment for the protection, rehabilitation and eventual release of animals in their care.

Each day I was excited to wake up and connect into nature and of course be amongst all the animals with all their crazy quirks; cheeky parrots, banana stealing howler monkeys, colourful macaws, squawky parakeets, excitable spider monkeys and capuchins, adorable ocelots, Pepa the pig, fluffy owls and much more.

Work activities included cleaning the quarantine and food preparation areas, preparing food and feeding the animals (twice a day), cleaning and sweeping cages, clearing pathways, gathering food resources from the surrounding forest, repairing cages (when required), providing medical assistance (when required) and assistance when animals were released. While at the centre I was overjoyed to see the release of owls, an anteater, an amardillo, a sloth, a howler monkey and parrots.

Each week the centre gratefully received food donations from the ministry but extra food always needed to be purchased to feed the demands of a growing animal family especially when the police or the ministry brought rescued animals to Valle Alto and thankfully a local veterinarian was available to help any animals that needed medical attention.

If you want to volunteer here come with an open mind, an open heart and be prepared to work hard. The shower is cold, there is no wifi and gumboots are worth it. Take the time to get back to nature, take photographs, enjoy these gorgeous animals and have a laugh with Viviana and Frank. I loved my time here and hope to return someday.

Thank you Vivi and Frank for the memories"