Apply here for this once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity in Ecuador! You don’t need special qualifications, just the motivation to make a difference. Join our volunteering programs with several Ecuadorian organizations to help children, elderly people, animals and more. Volunteering in Ecuador enables you to get to know this great country and to help others while learning Spanish.
1. Send application
Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English or Spanish
Motivation letter with preferred areas, interests and objectives
Copy of passport
Online Interview via Skype
Online Language level test
3. Choose program & Payment
Normally all volunteer programs ask for a contributory payment. This payment in the case of children’s organizations will help them to buy teaching or didactical material and in the case of environmental organizations it will help them to cover the costs of their programs, from volunteer food and accommodation to resources for development projects.
Volunteer payments run from US$50 to US$750 per month. Some organizations ask for an application payment of around US$35.
In order to participate in a project, it is important to be able to communicate in the native language. If your Spanish skills do not reach a B1 level, you have to start with a language course. The course consists of 20 hours per week, it is taught in small groups or individual. Then you start well prepared with your project work.
Furthermore a Travel insurance is required.
Moreover, please inform yourself about the mandatory vaccinations like Hepatitis A & B, tetanus, typhoid, diphtheria, Yellow Fever, rabies (optional), and malaria pills.
Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age, though exceptions can be made for families or high school groups. There is no maximum age limit.