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Volunteer Ecuador Amazon Community Development Multiprogram

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates

Year round - avoid winter (rainy season)

Qualifications

During the Program, you should be:

PROACTIVE Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
PATIENT Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
FLEXIBLE Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
CONSIDERATE Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
RESPECTFUL Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
FRIENDLY In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
TOLERANT The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

2 weeks: US$1145 / 3 weeks: US$1240 / 4 weeks : US$1330

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Written materials abroad

Program Fees Include:

Program Schedule
Program starts and ends in Quito
Airport meet and greet in Quito.
Afternoon city tour and orientation
Bus ticket included to/from the Amazon community (6 hours form Quito)
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8:15am – 16:30pm, program con be combined with other programs in the location.
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:
Flights to Quito. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Organic Farming
  • Public Health
  • Reforestation
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting

This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi and South African Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2 to 8

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

12-24 hours