Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Mindo, Puerto Lopez and 2 other cities
5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months
Throughout the year
Throughout the year
Participants in this program need to be ready for basic conditions which may include camping for a week or two at a time. Also, keep in mind that conservation are in less developed rural areas where there may not be reliable services such as electricity.
- Animal Sciences
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Studies
- Sustainable Development
- Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
Cost in US$:
Costs vary. Please contact us for details
- In-country orientation/Training
- Registration fees
- Written materials pre-departure
Program Fees Include:
Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.
Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Quito and provided with transportation to their host family.
In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Ecuador, city tours, help with transportation, and optional Spanish classes
In-country Staff Support: ELI's Ecuador coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Ecuador. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.
Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Ecuadorian life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants. Host families are eager to welcome volunteers and are a fantastic resource for learning about the local culture and sights.
- Animal Welfare
- Biological Research
- Grassroots Organization
- Human Rights
- Marine Conservation
- Trail Building
- Tree Planting
There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.
18 and up.
This Program is open to
Worldwide, American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.
Typical Living Arrangements
- Group living
Typically Participants Work
Application Process Involves
- Online Application
- Written Application