Volunteer in Ecuador with United Planet: 1 - 12 weeks

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


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Experience the sights and sounds of this microcosm of South America - Mountains, jungles, beaches, ancient ruins and the Galápagos Islands are just a few of the most sought-after destinations in Ecuador. Wandering cobblestone streets and exploring 17th-century monasteries can give you some insight into the complex history of this beautiful country. Ecuador's natural and cultural diversity and ancient Inca heritage appeal to many volunteers. In spite of tremendous economic progress in the last few years, Ecuadorians are still working to reduce poverty and improve the standard of living for much of the country.

As a United Planet volunteer in Ecuador you have many outlets to get involved. United Planet has ongoing opportunities for you to work with children from low-income families at a day care or center for children with special needs, to serve at healthcare centers in areas like nursing or rehabilitation, or to volunteer with environmental or wildlife protection groups.Possible volunteer projects include:

- Assisting at a daycare center that serves children from low-income neighborhoods
- Teaching English and providing social support to disadvantaged children at a school
- Working with children who have hearing and visual disabilities on their daily student activities and speech therapy
- Observing medical staff at a traditional medical clinic in an indigenous village outside of Quito
- Assisting doctors in prepping patients for their physical therapy at a clinic
- Helping with the daily needs of a rehabilitation center for mentally disabled children and adolescents; supervising and caring for the children
- Collaborating on conservation efforts with the local community in the Galápagos Islands
- Supporting forest research and environmental education initiatives in the Ecuadorian rainforest
- Improving the lives of animals that have suffered maltreatment and been victims of trafficking

Please visit our website for more information about the projects.


  • Physical Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 12 weeks
  • Basic Spanish

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