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Cloud Forest Conservation & Sustainability Volunteer Project, Ecuador

1-12 Weeks from

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

Project Costs

Volunteer on tree swing in Ecuador frestThe cost for the main volunteer programme for 1 week is £400, 2 weeks is £480, 3 weeks is £565, 4 weeks is £665, 5 weeks is £745, 6 weeks is £835, 8 weeks is £985 and 12 weeks is £1325. The cost for the 5-day family volunteer experience is £360 per adult and £190 per child under 12. The TVL Group programme price is £770 per person for 2 weeks. This covers all programme costs, including all food (3 meals a day), lodging in cabins that are shared with other volunteers and researchers, project materials, all training and supervision by project managers, and WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.

Your airfare to Ecuador, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included in this price. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project. Airport pick up and transfer to a hostel/central Quito, as well as travel from Quito to the Biological Reserve are not included in the above price, however, this can be arranged for you if you wish, or you can make the arrangements independently. Please contact us for more details on this.

Payment Terms

To secure a placement on this volunteer project in Ecuador, please complete and submit the online application form and your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, the remaining balance needs to be paid one month before departure. Once you have been accepted on the programme, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on your project, Ecuador, suggested items to bring and so on.

Project Dates

Volunteers grinding coffee in Ecuador forestVolunteers are needed for periods of 1 week up to 12 weeks. Families can stay for 5 days and up. Staying longer than 3 months is also possible, but then you will need to get a tourist visa in advance. The TVL programme is suitable for groups of 5 people or more, and we can create a programme specifically for your group, so the dates are flexible. Please note, we are flexible with dates and are able to welcome volunteers to start on any weekday throughout the year (although Monday start dates are recommended). The dates below are listed only as a guideline. Please email info@workingabroad.com for more details or for dates other than the ones listed below. The reserve is closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st. You can still join the programme over the holiday period, but If you are at the reserve you should organize a trip to another location in Ecuador during those days (we can offer you advice on interesting places to visit and travel options). We can also accept families with children & large groups for this project, and you may be eligible for discounted rates, please get in touch if you are interested.

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Cloud Forest Conservation & Sustainability Volunteer Project, Ecuador

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