Cloud Forest Conservation & Sustainability Volunteer Project, Ecuador

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Program Description

As an environmental volunteer in Ecuador, you will be able to help preserve the natural beauty of the Cloud Forest through conservation initiatives including tree planting, trail work, practicing sustainable living and food production, as well as community projects. There are two types of placement for our programme: Cloud Forest Conservation and Sustainable Food Production and Building or a shorter term programme for groups called the Travelling, Volunteering, and Learning Programme (TVL).

The Cloud Forest Conservation and Sustainable Food Production and Building Programme entails:

- Planting 150 native trees
- Designing and opening new trails
- Collecting data for research projects
- Alternative animal production
- Bio-food production
- Eco-construction

Travelling, Volunteering and Learning Programme (TVL) - 2 week programme

This is a programme which is ideal for volunteers who are on a limited schedule, but still want to do something worthwhile, and for groups (minimum 4 participants). It includes:

- Reforestation and forest conservation
- Hiking
- Trip to and overnight stay with an indigenous community
- Eco-construction
- Ecological research techniques
- Camping and learning about survival techniques, shelter building, and finding edible foods


Ecuador is a beautiful country and the Cloud Forest is no exception. Whilst working here you will be surrounded by rich biodiversity and amazing views so you can completely immerse yourself in the experience. Although the work can be challenging it is varied and a unique way to give something back to the country of Ecuador.


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, but it would help if you are willing to learn, since you will benefit from being able to communicate with the local people. A reasonable level of fitness is also required, as volunteers will be doing physical work. It is not necessary to have a University degree or any other relevant qualifications, but it would be an added benefit for those with previous experience or skills working in nature reserves.

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What`s Included

The price 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.

Program Locations

Quito, Ecuador

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Program Details

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  • Ecuador: Quito
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months
The cost for 1 week is £300, 2 weeks is £355, 4 weeks is £500, 8 weeks is £755 and 12 weeks is £1015 (the TVL programme price is £565 for 2 weeks)
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