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Cloud Forest Conservation & Sustainability Volunteer Project, Ecuador

1-12 Weeks from

16+ for individuals - families no
minimum age

  • Live in a nature reserve in the beautiful Ecuadorian cloud forest
  • Learn about sustainable food production, building and farming techniques
  • Gain hands-on forest conservation experience and help to preserve this important ecosystem
  • Opportunities for long term research internships with capuchin monkeys and large mammals
  • Exceptional family volunteering opportunities available


The aim of this programme is to help to conserve a part of the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest by participating in tree planting, trail work, research activities, sustainable living and food production as well as community projects and Capuchin Monkey and large mammal research.



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


Click to watch a short documentary about organic food production, conservation and sustainability in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, created by previous volunteer Hollie Abbott from the UK.



Volunteers can take part in Cloud Forest Conservation & Sustainable Food Production and Building and we also offer a short-term Volunteer Experience Package for Families, and a Travelling, Volunteering, Learning (TVL) programme for large groups, and a Long-Term Capuchin Monkey research project. Independent research projects are also available for students.



The Cloudforest Reserve is located in the cloud forest of Pichincha province, 90 kilometers from Quito (the capital of Ecuador) and is located up the hill from the small community of La Esperie.

Free Time

Free Time

During your free time, there are plenty of activities both inside and outside the reserve, including walks through the cloud forest and along streams and waterfalls, bird watching, horseback riding, night hikes, kayaking and rafting and more.

Cloud Forest Conservation & Sustainability Volunteer Project, Ecuador

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