El Nomad Volunteer Program: Ecuador
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El Nomad Volunteer Program: Ecuador


  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Dental
  • Disability Issues
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Legal Aide
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Recreation
  • Reforestation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Open to All Ages

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

* Volunteer coordination with local organization
* Transportation from Guayaquil or Quito to Cuenca upon arrival and prior to departure (either flight or van, depending on where you fly into)
*Full day on-site orientation with city tour and welcome meal (psst – we might have you try some freshly roasted Guinea Pig – “cuy” in Spanish)
*Prepaid bus pass with credit to start you out
*A cell phone rental with credit to start you out
*24-hour emergency number in-country and bilingual on-site staff
*Access to the El Nomad Center with sporting equipment

Accommodation Options

  • Guest House
  • Home-stays

Experience Required



El Nomad strives to make our volunteer projects available to all interested undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals and faculty.

Spanish language requirments will vary with volunteer placement, however optional Spanish language classes are offered to help you achieve desired proficiency.

Our scholarships are competitive, and students must have at least a 2.75 GPA (or equivalent) to qualify.

Minimum Education

High School

Application Procedures

  • Essay
  • Written Application

Scholarships Offered

Contact Provider for Details