Volunteering in Ecuador

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You are about to discover a new culture, the fantastic diversity and culture of Ecuador, accomplish something unforgettable, and explore what else Ecuador has to offer!
Instituto Superior de Español works with several volunteer organizations to help our students find volunteer positions with social or environmental projects in all parts of Ecuador- from the Amazon to the Galapagos Islands.

 

Volunteering in Ecuador means is to get to know an exciting country and to commit themselves to humans and the environment!

 

 Minimum Age: 18 years
 Starting dates: every Monday (arrive on Sunday)
 Locations: Quito, Amazon Jungle, Otavalo and Galapagos Islands
 Accommodation: Hostel (self-catering) or homestay (half board)
 Duration: Min. 1 week

Social volunteering projects in Ecuador

Would you like to engage yourself socially, improve your Spanish and at the same time learn about an exciting country in South America? Then to volunteer socially in Ecuador would be the best choice!
You love kids and maybe you have babysitted already? You are dedicated to provide smiles, hugs and to take care? Volunteers in our social program will help caring for children and organize after school activities.

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 100% immersion: Great for cultural and Spanish immersion, especially if you live with a host family.
 gain experience: Perfect for experience in teaching, education, or childcare.
 your duties: you might assist in feeding and bathing, helping them with their homework or do handicrafts.
In general, you are there to use your own skills to develop motivating ideas to get the children going.
 Notice: As Ecuador is a developing country be aware that the children might have grown up in very poor conditions. There are a lot of orphaned and abandoned children who need you.

 

Educational volunteering projects in Ecuador

In our educational volunteering project, you will be teaching English by giving interesting lessons so that children learn english playfully. You will have the possibility to interact with the locals, to work with children, to improve your Spanish and to guarantee them a quality education.

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 100% immersion: Great for cultural and Spanish immersion, especially if you live with a host family.
 gain experience: Perfect for experience in teaching, education, or childcare.
 your duties: Help children with their homework, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of English, prepare together with the teachers the classes
 Notice: Volunteers do not have to have a teaching background or a special qualification to participate in this project but Intermediate Spanish is required.

 

Rural and environmental volunteering projects in Ecuador

Do you have a green thumb? Are you enthusiastic to learn more about the dynamics of ecological conservation?
Your tasks will range from reforestation, biodiversity inventories, work in the local botanical gardens, and weekly hikes to explore the surroundings. Each biological station is different and therefore the tasks will vary depending on the location of your volunteer placement.

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 100% immersion: Great for cultural and Spanish immersion, especially if you live with a host family.
 gain experience: Perfect for experience in raising ecological awareness, and environmental protection.
 your duties: Collecting food and feeding the animals, cleaning and constructing animal cages, administering special foods and medicines, clearing the hiking and walking paths
 Your advantages: Cultural and Spanish immersion, learn about the indigenous cultures of the Amazon, perfect for experience in conservation, veterinary studies, biology, environmental science, and animal care.
 Free time Activities: Weekends are free; Hiking, waterfalls, swimming in the river. Travelling to have access to internet, stores, and travel agencies, where you can organize whitewater rafting trips, jungle tours, and trips to indigenous communities.

 

Wild animal rescue projects in Ecuador

Do you want to put your effort in animal welfare, improve your Spanish and learn about an exciting country in South America? Do not hesitate and experience South America during a volunteer mission in Ecuador.

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 gain experience: with all sorts of animals
 your duties: Health care and hygiene, preparation of food and feeding of animals, guide tourists
 Your advantages: Cultural and Spanish immersion, Perfect for experience in veterinary studies, biology, environmental science, and animal care.
 Volunteer House: You will share a house with other volunteers from all around the globe.

 

Apply now for volunteering in Ecuador

Why Choose Us


Spanish classes right across Ecuador

We offer our pupils 7 Spanish course locations, including fixed schools in Otavalo and Quito, plus our Travelling Classroom program in the Amazon jungle, the Galapagos Islands and on a traditional Ecuadorian hacienda. The best thing about it: You can mix and match locations!

Over 25 years of experience teaching Spanish

We have been teaching Spanish for a very long time – 25 years in fact! We were the first Spanish school in Ecuador to offer volunteering opportunities with Spanish courses. We also created the unique travelling classroom model and trips to the Amazon Jungle.

Central and safe location in colonial center of Quito

You’ll find our Spanish school in a safe and central location surrounded by the old churches and plazas of Quito’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, food and craft markets and only a 2-minutes' walk from the "Plaza de Theatro" trolley bus stop.