INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN ECUADOR

Volunteering in Ecuador

Ecuador is considered one of the most beautiful countries in Latin America and in the entire world. Its cultural diversity, affordable prices, and incredible amazing location to explore other countries in Latin America make it a wonderful destination at any time of the year. Its important nature reserves such as Yunguilla or the Cayambe-Coca National Park are also a delight for nature lovers.

Ecuador is also a wonderful place to learn Spanish, allowing you to practice the language everywhere you go. Knowing Spanish will let you discover the Ecuadorian culture and its peoples, famous for their hospitality and kindness.

If you want to learn Spanish in Ecuador check our Spanish courses. If you also have a free spirit and want to make an impact on the world, change the lives of those around you and broaden your inner life, participating in a volunteering program will be your best fit. Engaging in different activities, learning the local life and culture, playing your part to make of our world a better place, you can do it all in Ecuador. Check our different volunteering programs: youth & educational, health, cultural, cultural with indigenous, ecological and professional programs. Come to Ecuador and make a change!

Volunteer Ecuador

Would you like to live a volunteer experience in Ecuador?

YOUTH OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

Project Name
Description
Availability
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS IN THE PARK
Drug and alcohol prevention for minors. 5 min. walik from La Academia Latinoamericana
All year
3 weeks
Mid Basic
09:30 to 13:00
AFTER SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Academic support and values reinforcement among children. 50 min bus ride.
September to june
July and August
(1 week on december for holidays)
2 weeks
Mid Basic
CHILDREN OF THE STREET
Psychological support for abandoned and abused children.
30 min bus ride and 30 min walk.
September to june
July and August
(1 week on december for holidays)
4 weeks
Mid Basic
09:30 to 13:00
DOWN SYNDROME CENTER
Help children and teenagers with disabilities to be included
into the society. 35 min. bus ride
September to june
July and August
(1 week on december for holidays)
2 weeks
Mid Basic
09:30 to 13:00
DAY CARE CENTER IN THE CITY
Help babies and kids that are in the center while their
mothers work all day. 25 min. by bus.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
08:00 a 13:00
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THE BEACH
Tutor with homework and teaching English to the kids
of a fishermen community.
All year
Vacations on two months:
April and October.
4 weeks
Mid Basic
07:30 to 13:00
HIGHER TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Teach English to adults at a Community College.
1 hour bus ride.
All year
Except holidays
4 weeks
High Basic
9:30 to 13:00
INDIGENOUS NURSERY HOME IN QUITO
Help indigenous babies and kids that are in the center while their
parents work all day on the street.
All year
Vacation on two week in August
2 weeks
Mid Basic
9:30 to 13:00
LIBRARY BUS
To help improve the reading and literacy skills of 500
primary schools children in the area.
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
8:00 to 13:00

YOUTH OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

Project Name
CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS IN THE PARK
Description
Drug and alcohol prevention for minors. 5 min. walik from La Academia Latinoamericana
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
3 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00
Project Name
AFTER SCHOOL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Description
Academic support and values reinforcement among children. 50 min bus ride
Availability
September to june
No availability / Except
July and August (1 week on december for holidays)
Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule

.

Project Name
CHILDREN OF THE STREET
Description
Psychological support for abandoned and abused children. 30 min bus ride and 30 min walk
Availability
September to june
No availability / Except
July and August (1 week on december for holidays)
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
DOWN SYNDROME CENTER
Description
Help children and teenagers with disabilities to be included into the society. 35 min. bus ride
Availability
September to june
No availability / Except
July and August (1 week on december for holidays)
Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
DAY CARE CENTER IN THE CITY
Description
Help babies and kids that are in the center while their mothers work all day. 25 min. by bus
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
08:00 to 13:00

Project Name
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THE BEACH
Description
Tutor with homework and teaching English to the kids of a fishermen community
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Vacations on two months: April and October
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
07:30 to 13:00

Project Name
HIGHER TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Description
Teach English to adults at a Community College. 1 hour bus ride
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Except holidays
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
INDIGENOUS NURSERY HOME IN QUITO
Description
Help indigenous babies and kids that are in the center while their parents work all day on the street
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Vacation on two week in August
Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
LIBRARY BUS
Description
To help improve the reading and literacy skills of 500 primary schools children in the area
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
08:00 to 13:00

HEALTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
Description
Availability
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
CHILDREN HOSPITAL’S PLAYPLACE
Recreational room for sick and recovery kids. 20 min. bus ride.
All year
3 weeks
High Basic
09:30 to 13:00
“REHABILITATION AND MEDICAL SPECIALTIES CENTER FOR INFANTS”
Medical services in different areas. 30 min bus ride
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
06:45 to 13:00
“REHABILITATION AND MEDICAL SPECIALTIES CENTER FOR INFANTS”
Therapies and caring for kids with disabilities and incurable illnesses. 25 min bus ride
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
09:30 to 13:00
HOME FOR YOUNG MOTHERS
Assist and support young mothers and their babies. 50 min bus ride plus 10 min walking.
All year
2 weeks
High Basic
09:30 to 13:00
CENTER FOR SPEECH THERAPY
Special educational needs for kids. 25 min. bus ride.
All year
No work on 2 weeks in December
4 weeks
High Basic
09:00 to 13:00
ADOPTION CENTER
Support and care of children up for adoption 50 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
9:00 to 13:00
ELDERLY HOME
Entertainment program and support of physical and mental skills for seniors. 10 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
8:00 to 13:00
CANCER CENTER
Support and assist child, young and adult people that suffers cancer. 30 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
9:00 to 13:00
KNITTING WIGS
Help to knit wigs for people with cancer. 5 min walk from school.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
8:30 to 13:00
SPECIAL NEEDS
Help and assist all age people from various disabilities. 6 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
9:00 to 13:00
HOSPITAL IN AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
Medical services in different areas. ( midwifery service)
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
8:00 to 12:30
PHYSICAL REHABILITATION WITH HORSES AND DOGS
Equine therapy/ Canine therapy with disabilities children 20 min walk from school.
All year
2 weeks
Intermediate
7:30 to 12:00

HEALTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
CHILDREN HOSPITAL’S PLAYPLACE
Description
Recreational room for sick and recovery kids. 20 min. bus ride
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00
Project Name
REHABILITATION AND MEDICAL SPECIALTIES CENTER FOR INFANTS
Description
Therapies and caring for kids with disabilities and incurable illnesses. 25 min bus ride
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
HOME FOR YOUNG MOTHERS
Description
Assist and support young mothers and their babies. 50 min bus ride plus 10 min walking.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
CENTER FOR SPEECH THERAPY
Description
Special educational needs for kids. 25 min. bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
No work on 2 weeks in December
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
09:00 to 13:00

Project Name
ADOPTION CENTER
Description
Support and care of children up for adoption 50 min bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
09:00 to 13:00

Project Name
ELDERLY HOME
Description
Entertainment program and support of physical and mental skills for seniors. 10 min bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Vacations on two months: April and October
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
8:00 to 13:00

Project Name
CANCER CENTER
Description
Support and assist child, young and adult people that suffers cancer. 30 min bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Except holidays
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
9:00 to 13:00

Project Name
KNITTING WIGS
Description
Help to knit wigs for people with cancer. 5 min walk from school.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Vacation on two week in August
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
08:30 to 13:00

Project Name
SPECIAL NEEDS
Description
Help and assist all age people from various disabilities. 6 min bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
09:00 to 13:00

Project Name
HOSPITAL IN AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
Description
Medical services in different areas. ( midwifery service)
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
08:00 to 12:30

Project Name
PHYSICAL REHABILITATION WITH HORSES AND DOGS
Description
Equine therapy/ Canine therapy with disabilities children 20 min walk from school.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
07:30 to 12:00

CULTURAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
Description
Availability
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
ART GALLERY
Multilingual guidances of Colonial Art and Paintings of a famous indigenous artist. 15 min walk from school
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
09:30 to 13:00
ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Guidance and training of all cultures of Ecuador. 25 min. bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
09:00 to 13:00

CULTURAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
ART GALLERY
Description
Multilingual guidances of Colonial Art and Paintings of a famous indigenous artist. 15 min walk from school
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00
Project Name
ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Description
Guidance and training of all cultures of Ecuador. 25 min. bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
09:00 to 13:00

CULTURAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
Description
Availability
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
SHUAR COMMUNITY
Coexist and learn about the Shuar Community (eastern indigenous of Ecuador).
All year
2 weeks
Mid Basic
08:00 to 13:00
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OTAVALO
Preservation and support to one of the best known ancient cultures of the world for its traditions, dances and food.
All year
2 weeks
Mid Basic
08:30 to 13:00
AMAZON WILDLIFE
Coextist with native Añangu Community in the Amazon region of Ecuador.
All year
4 weeks
Mid Basic
08:30 to 13:00
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
Conservation Cloud Forest and working in the farms including organic farming and microenterprise. (dairy, cheese, jams, crafts).
All year
2 weeks
Mid Basic
08:30 to 13:00

CULTURAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS WITH INDIGENOUS

Project Name
SHUAR COMMUNITY
Description
Coexist and learn about the Shuar Community (eastern indigenous of Ecuador).
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
08:00 to 13:00
Project Name
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OTAVALO
Description
Preservation and support to one of the best known ancient cultures of the world for its traditions, dances and food.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
08:30 to 13:00

Project Name
AMAZON WILDLIFE
Description
Coextist with native Añangu Community in the Amazon region of Ecuador.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
08:30 to 13:00

Project Name
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
Description
Conservation Cloud Forest and working in the farms including organic farming and microenterprise. (dairy, cheese, jams, crafts).
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
2 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
08:30 to 13:00

ECOLOGICAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
Description
Availability
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
TROPICAL RAINFOREST
Labor work, conservation, sustainable living and education help.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
07:30 to 12:00
ANIMAL RESCUE IN THE JUNGLE
Help rescued endangered animals for their reinstantement.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
07:30 to 12:00
ZOO PROJECT
Help rescued animals and guide group of children in their visit. 1 hour bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
09:30 to 13:00
DOG AND CAT HOME
Support and care of dogs and cats up for adoption. 15 min. bus ride
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:00 to 13:00
BOTANICAL GARDEN IN THE PARK
Research Center of native species and plants. 5 min. Walk from school.
All year
3 weeks
High Basic
09:00 to 13:00
GALAPAGOS FARM PROGRAM
Conservation of a privately owned farm that helps the entire community.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:30 to 12:00
GALAPAGOS BIOLOGICAL RESERVE
Help with the conservation and sustainable development of the land, crops and trails.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:00 to 12:00

ECOLOGICAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
TROPICAL RAINFOREST
Description
Labor work, conservation, sustainable living and education help.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
07:30 to 12:00
Project Name
ANIMAL RESCUE IN THE JUNGLE
Description
Help rescued endangered animals for their reinstantement.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
ZOO PROJECT
Description
Help rescued animals and guide group of children in their visit. 1 hour bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
DOG AND CAT HOME
Description
Support and care of dogs and cats up for adoption. 15 min. bus ride
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Mid Basic
Schedule
08:00 to 13:00

Project Name
BOTANICAL GARDEN IN THE PARK
Description
Research Center of native species and plants. 5 min. Walk from school.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except

.

Minimun Time
3 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
09:00 to 13:00

Project Name
GALAPAGOS FARM PROGRAM
Description
Conservation of a privately owned farm that helps the entire community.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
8:30 to 12:00

Project Name
GALAPAGOS BIOLOGICAL RESERVE
Description
Help with the conservation and sustainable development of the land, crops and trails.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Except holidays
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
8:00 to 12:00

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
Description
Availability
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
LATINOSCHOOL’S MARKETING
Work at our Marketing Department to enhance the presence of the Academia Latinoamericana de Español.
All year
4 weeks
High Basic
08:30 to 13:00
RADIO RKM
Work at an online radio at different departments such as: Broadcasting, Production, Direction, among others. 15 min bus ride.
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
09:30 to 13:00
DENTISTRY
Work at a dentist’s office and help them with all their needs. 15 walk distance school.
All year
4 weeks
Intermediate
08:30 to 13:00

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Project Name
LATINOSCHOOL’S MARKETING
Description
Work at our Marketing Department to enhance the presence of the Academia Latinoamericana de Español.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
08:30 to 13:00
Project Name
RADIO RKM
Description
Work at an online radio at different departments such as: Broadcasting, Production, Direction, among others. 15 min bus ride.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
09:30 to 13:00

Project Name
DENTISTRY
Description
Work at a dentist’s office and help them with all their needs. 15 walk distance school.
Availability
All year
No availability / Except
Minimun Time
4 weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
08:30 to 13:00

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