Volunteer the best and cheapest way to travel to Ecuador - South America
This group is for great people who loves to help and still believes that there are people in this planet to whom your time, your friendship, your energy, your skills, and help would mean the world for them.
The volunteer program is in farms from families in the Costal and Amazon of Ecuador, that wants to become an ecological and tourism farm. Volunteers will help in:
Work on building projects, support communities,
Create bamboo seedlings and plant it,
Feed the animals that are in the farm
Fertilize the plants and tree that are planted in the farm
English lessons for the Children and Adults Group
Dig a channel through which fresh water from the river will pass.
Documenting with digital and printed photographs of birds seen in the place
Planting ornamental and medicinal plants around the farm
Tag and label the fruit and wooden trees that are in the place
Collect fertile soil in sacks for the nursery
Prune the fruit tree that are planted in the farm
Write and document about your experience in this project. In the town you can use a computer or your own laptop
This project is sometime a Hard work but great fun.
What you will get in return?
Travel to Ecuador and around, learn a new language (Spanish),accommodation, daily meals, get involve with different culture, traditions, food, people, music (salsa), lie down on a beach of the pacific, truthful friendship and the most important the satisfaction of have help people to get a better life.
They need help to get their project off the ground.
Do the volunteer will pay?
Well, this project is a private, non-profit organization that is not associated with any political or religious activities. Our objective is to initiate and coordinate the support and help through national and foreigner volunteers in different communities which need help for carrying out their activities. So the volunteer just will pay a very small fee for their daily meals and the service and attention when you arrive in Quito, everything else is free.
Do I need Visa?
This information applies exclusively to international volunteers. Normally, volunteers with passports from most parts of North America, Europe, and Asia can stay in Ecuador for up to 90 days without needing a visa (tell the immigration desk that your purpose in Ecuador is “tourism”). If volunteers wish to stay in Ecuador for a period of 90 to 180 days, the volunteers should apply for a tourist visa for up to 6 months in the nearest Ecuadorian Consulate before arriving in Ecuador (again, your purpose is “tourism”). For volunteers who want to stay for more than 180 days, We can advise you on how to apply for a volunteer visa. If you are not sure about the visa requirements for your country, please contact the nearest Ecuadorian Embassy or Consulate.
Free Time Activities
Many of the families/communities where these projects take place are in rural areas and thus do not offer a lot in the way of free time activities. Some projects, particularly in the Amazon or Costal, give volunteers the chance to get up close and personal with the nature, families, agriculture, farming activities and swimming near the project. On weekends, volunteers can visit neighbouring cities, beaches, do some sports, fishing in the sea, dancing, swimming in the sea, but during the week volunteers often entertain themselves with games, teaching classes, music, reading, and other activities with the families or others volunteers. Be sure to bring some games and books from home to keep you occupied during down time.
Do I need to speak Spanish?
A basic level of Spanish is fine, as you will interact and learn with them during the lesson, and inside the family there are members that can speak some Basic English, intermediate would be best.
• Pick up from the airport and transport in public bus to a flat
• 2 Nights accommodation in Quito (sharing flat)
• 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.
• Accommodation and food in the family Farm, 1-3 meals per day from Monday to Sunday (depending on project and accommodation).
• Certificated of volunteering (up to request)
• International Airline tickets or fees related to travel.
• Meals and transport during the 2 first days in Quito
• Travel insurance (a travel insurance that includes repatriation in case of emergency or death is required of ALL volunteers).
• Costs associated with vaccinations and personal medications.
• Meals or food outside of the program.
• Land or air transportation within the country (in Quito, from Quito to project site (Sua - Atacames, etc).
• Expenses related with cultural and/or tourist activities during free time.
• Airport drop-off service to go back to home country.
• Personal expenses / Items for personal use (such as laundry service, medicine, daily internet use, or phone calls).
Dates & Costs
This project is available year-round. The costs for this project are:
$50 Registration Fee (Pick up from airport, 2 nights in Quito)
$200 Support Fee monthly (Daily meal in the Project)
Project Donation (optional)*
Total = $250 minimum.
*The Project Donation is suggested as a gift to the project/family as a thank you for hosting you and providing you with housing and food. This donation is intended to buy material, equipments, , or fix up their houses in order to improve the project and facilitate their living. If you cannot pay the donation, we highly suggest you try to fundraise an amount for the project.
How to Apply
Follow the Four Cs.
1. Confirm your interest in a project and participation dates.
2. Check you meet the project requirements.
3. CV and Cover Letter to Project Coordinator.
4. Complete the Registration Form.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -- Mohandas Gandhi
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Warmest Greetings from Ecuador