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Cloudforest Conservation Programme, Ecuador

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


1 week up to 12 weeks year round


Volunteers should be aged 18 years or more and should be interested in nature conservation, botany, organic agriculture production, ecology, wildlife and outdoor life, and be adaptable and flexible. It is not necessary to speak Spanish (except for the Social Programme), but it would help if you are willing to learn, as you would benefit more from being able to communicate with local people. A reasonable level of fitness is also required, as volunteers will be doing work of physical nature. It is not necessary to have a University degree or relevant qualifications, but for those with previous experience or skills working in nature reserves, this would be an added benefit.


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies with regards to duration of stay.

Cost Includes:

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

Program Fees Include:

The cost for 1 week is GBP 300, 2 weeks is GBP 355, 4 weeks is GBP 500, 8 weeks is GBP 755 and 12 weeks is GBP 1015 (the TVL programme price is GBP 565 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 manager, and WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.

The airfare to Ecuador, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included within 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 your hostel, as well as transfer to La Hesperia office in Quito and travel to La Hesperia Biological Reserve are not included in the above price, however, this can be arranged for you if you wish, or you can travel there independently. Please contact us for more details on this.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Human Rights
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Parks
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife

Age Range

18 yrs upwards

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 8

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application