Help to protect the Ecuadorian biodiversity

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Program Description

The Foundation is an Ecuadorian non-profit NGO founded in 1989 and dedicated to the conservation of tropical, aquatic and high land ecosystems. The Foundation manages seven biological stations and reserves around Ecuador. The volunteer program works with five biological stations managed by the Foundation located in all the four major regions of Ecuador: Amazon Reserve/Tropical Rainforest; Coastal Reserves/Tropical Rainforest; Andean Reserves/Upper Montane Forest and Paramo; Galapagos Reserve. In all regions voluntary work is highly appreciated. The activities that the volunteer program offers range from reforestation, plant conservation and agroforestry to environmental education, community service and field data collection. Besides this, the volunteers can participate in the production, promotion and ejection of research programs focused on biodiversity, education and community development. Since each station is located in a separate region within Ecuador, each comes with its own set of characteristics and with own working tasks.


Immersion into local culture
Lend a hand to people in need, or protect local environments
Improve your language skills
Build up your CV with meaningful work experience
Share your own culture with others
Master your understanding of local customs
Build new friendships


interest in topics about conservation, biodiversity, ecology and nature. Basic Spanish knowledge is advantageous
minimum 18 years of age
Minimum 1 week commitment to your project
A volunteer visa if you plan to stay for longer than 3 months
interest and passion for local culture
A monthly fee for food and accommodation and an application payment, which varies depending on the organization you volunteer with
international health insurance, including liability and accident insurance
A completed Experience Report of at least 500 words upon completion of your volunteering project in Ecuador and and the right to publish it online.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Placement with a great partner organization
Pre-trip welcome package
Orientation meeting in Quito
Accompaniment from the school to the project on your first day
Access 24-hour emergency hotline
Free afternoon activities
Visa assistance
Certificate to recognise your participation as a volunteer in Ecuador
Personalized assistance to help you find accommodation in Quito and beyond

Program Locations

Tena, Ecuador

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Program Details

Ailola Quito Spanish School
  • Ecuador: Tena
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
varying placement fees, please contact us for more information

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