All of our Ecuador volunteer projects are regularly visited and assessed by James Chapman,
the Outreach International Director. They all have good structures in place to
offer you the support that you need. We recognise that the best placements for
volunteering in Ecuador are the ones in which you are challenged, your energies
really appreciated and your individual skills fully utilised. The UK office is
kept updated every week so we can provide you with correct project information
about the needs of each project.
You will also be invited to develop your own mini project. This is financed by Outreach International. It is a great way
for you to really leave your own personal mark on a project and spend some time building something that is entirely of your
creation. Previous Ecuador volunteers have bought art materials for wall murals, taken photographs of street children and created a
collage, bought toothbrushes and shown children how to clean their teeth and bought young trees to plant a previously
deforested area of the Andes.
You work on your projects in pairs or small groups of four. This ensures full,
seamless integration into local communities and maximises exposure to Ecuadorian
life and the Spanish language. We do our utmost to avoid any imposition on the
local culture so groups are always small. Most of the projects are located within
the same geographical area so it is relatively easy to meet fellow volunteers
from different projects at weekends.
The minimum project length for volunteering in Ecuador is three months.
Projects are all on-going so volunteers can depart whenever they wish. The most
popular times, however, are September and January.
If you want to immerse yourself in a fascinating culture, learn to speak
Spanish and make a real difference then contact us.
See a video about volunteering in Ecuador.
Contact us to find out more about becoming an Ecuador volunteer.
Read about our Ecuador tours
I had two weeks of one-to-one Spanish classes and although I had a fairly advanced level of Spanish (GCSE + A Level) I found this incredibly useful. This year I am going on to study Spanish at university, and I know for a fact that my trip to Ecuador was invaluable in improving my Spanish and giving me the confidence to use it. Also, the school hosts great social events which allow you to easily meet so many fellow volunteers and travellers. Such events included music and dance classes, cocktail classes, and weekend trips. Plus, all of the teachers were great fun!
Laura Hayward. Gap Year Volunter.
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