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Community Work in the Amazon Rainforest | Ecuador

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates

All throughout the year

Qualifications

* Volunteers must have a lot of initiative and be creative, motivated individuals. While they do not need to have proper training, it is helpful if volunteers have experience in one or more of the activities listed for this project, such as community organization, anthropology, conservation, agriculture, etc. Most importantly, volunteers must be open-minded, flexible, and willing to learn and adapt to a new way of life.

* Volunteers should be at least 16 years of age, though exceptions can be made for families or high school groups. There is no maximum age limit.

Minimum Education

High School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

From 455 USD

Cost Includes:

  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

- Airport pick-up service from the airport to accommodations in Quito (one way).
- In-country informational workshop to highlight aspects of the project(s).
- In-country workshop upon arrival on safety and security tips and information, and a cultural introduction to Ecuador to help volunteers with the effects of culture shock.
- 24 / 7 contact in case of emergencies, health problems, or similar problems.
- Monitoring and regular check-ins during the volunteer program.
- Training Workshop and Orientation (mandatory for all volunteers).
- International phone call in our office in Quito to contact family.
- International phone calls and Internet service in our office in Quito in case of emergency.
- Local phone calls to landline numbers from our office in Quito.
- Pre-arrival information about activities around the country for the volunteer during his/her free time.
- Certificate of Participation when the volunteer has completed his/her volunteer program (upon request).
- Accommodation and food that is included in the program costs, 1-3 meals per day from Monday to Friday (depending on project and accommodation).

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Human Rights
  • Organic Farming
  • Reforestation
  • Small Business Development
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

An adventurous person, with desire to work and love of nature.

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Phone/Video Interview