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Ecuador Volunteer in Ecuador

"I found the reserve not only inspiring but can also see how for many the peace, being surrounded by such an abundance of biodiversity and gentle contribution would also be therapeutic and highly restful. "

Jessica Bavington, UK

Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands would seem to have a lot to live up to as a country that was home to some of the most well-known work in environmental science.  But even a short stay will show you how it far surpasses any expectations, as it plays host to a constant festival of wildlife and biodiversity, with a beautiful tangle of dense Amazon rainforest, patchwork villages, winding coastlines and volcanic islands. We offer volunteers in the Ecuador the chance to experience working and living in the Cloudforest, in a distinctive subtropical montane forest, home to incredible flora and fauna.

Quien a buen árbol se arrima Buena sombra lo cobija is an Ecuadorian Proverb that gives the advice to seek out the good in life.  And what better way to do that, than to visit a country whose people are as colourful as their crafts and whose landscapes and wildlife allow a glimpse at the truly pure.

Our Projects in Ecuador

  • Galapagos Conservation Volunteers

    • Duration 2 to 12 Weeks
    • Prices from £1295

    Volunteer on a range of wildlife conservation and environmental projects on Isabela island, Galapagos. Join a dynamic team of volunteers and local staff while supporting the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos islands.

  • Cloud Forest Conservation & Sustainability Volunteer Project, Ecuador

    • Duration 1-12 Weeks
    • Prices from £400

    Become an environmental volunteer in Ecuador to conserve a part of the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest and get involved in reforestation, organic agriculture, sustainable living and building projects.

Geography and Climate

Lying along the western coast of South America and bordered by Peru and Colombia, Ecuador can be divided into distinct regions.  Each of these brings alterations in the climate, although proximity to the equator means temperatures remain very stable year round.

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History and Culture

Taking its name from the Spanish word for equator, this country has a rich history and a rich culture to match.  Across its regions you can find a number of different mythical folklore tales, delicious foods and beautiful crafts.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Being one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world makes volunteering in Ecuador the perfect place to glimpse some of the most weird and wonderful species.  The country is home to a wide range of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and marine life.

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