Kaya Environmental Volunteering in Ecuador

Cause Areas


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


Canoa, Mindo Cloud Forest, Fatima,San Cristobal, Galapagos, Tena,Guandera, La Hesperia, Lalo Loor, Bilsa or CongaEcuador, NAEC


Turtle and Marine Environmental Conservation and Education in Ecuador

Volunteer and support turtle and marine environmental conservation and education in Ecuador. This research, conservation and education project located on the Pacific Coast works to protect the lives and habitats of turtles, sharks and other marine life. It focuses on the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle, alongside the Green Turtle and the Olive Ridley breeds. From May to September beaches in the Northern Esmerelda region are also monitored.

Amazon Rainforest Wildlife Rescue in Ecuador

Volunteer on this project dedicated to Amazon rainforest wildlife rescue in Ecuador and support efforts to protect local species. The project was founded in 2006 by a local family that lives in the Amazon rainforest. It works with the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Police to rescue and, wherever possible, rehabilitate wild animals, victims of abuse and animal trafficking. The sanctuary is open to the public and school groups to generate much needed income but the main focus is protection and rescue of species.

Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest

If you are interested in environmental science and conservation efforts then volunteer on this project focused on Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest in Ecuador. This family owned reserve seeks to preserve the cloud-forest and restore land used for pasture through reforestation and agroforestry efforts. The goal of the reserve is to achieve sustainability through both agriculture and ecotourism. A mile-long canopy tour of the reserve provides a unique bird’s-eye-view of the cloud forest contained in the reserve. As part of the management plan, the local community is included in educational and community building activities. The foundation’s mission is to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of natural ecosystems, their resources and biodiversity for future generations, through the diffusion of productive activities that are compatible with nature; supporting values of social equity and respect for natural and cultural diversity. Join this project and help with efforts focusing on ecology, biology and agricultural activities and research to conserve this incredible habitat

Fair Trade Internship in the Amazon Rainforest

Travel to Ecuador and join a Fair Trade internship in the Amazon Rainforest for a unique tea project. This project focusses on sustainable economic development, cultural preservation and conservation by working directly with indigenous farming families. This social enterprise regenerates the cultivation of a native holly plant that is used to make tea. This is important because the tea has formed the basis of traditional ceremonies for thousands of years. The project generates incomes for the local community of farmers by training the farmers in permaculture and integrated land use. The focus is on social empowerment, community development and environmental management in a fair trade context.

Environmental Conservation on Biological Stations in the Amazon and on the Coast

Volunteer in the Amazon or the coast of Ecuador on this environmental conservation project and gain an incredible insight into the bio-diversity of this region. Founded in 1985 with its original conservation centre in the Ecuadorian Amazon, this premiere biological preservation foundation is committed to research and habitat restoration in natural areas deemed the most at risk by international conservation organizations. In 2000 a coastal location was established to continue its amazing work, including an ecotourism programme.

Family Volunteering: Ecotourism and Community Development in Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador on this ecotourism and the whole family will enjoy living in a tight-knit community, working on small conservation projects designed to the preserve the unique location high in the misty cloud forest.
A small community of 50 families work together everyday to develop economic alternatives that allow them to improve their quality of life without losing their principles, values and traditions. From humble beginnings, the project began in 1995 as a forestry conservation effort and later gained the support of NGOs and international cooperation. It was then that the project was able to implement sustainable productive activities such as organic gardening, small dairy processing factories, fruit for making jams and ecotourism.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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