Lend a hand to nature

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Program Description

You can find this community in the heart of the Cloud Forest, an hour’s drive from Quito. It’s an Andean community composed by 53 families or approximately 300 inhabitants. All members emanate a certain air of happiness, kindness and familiarity that is manifested in the valuation of their customs and traditions. The community lives from agriculture, cattle rising, handwork and the extract of the forest resources. Younger people conform a group of naturalistic guides offering Ecotourism activities. Volunteers are always very welcome. You could lend a hand and support the community in the following areas: The organic garden; Reforestation; Farm work; Environmental education; Handcrafts; Teaching English. And as a pleasant side effect you’ll live the costumes and traditions of the Andean community, learn how to live well in harmony with our environment and make a unique experience.


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


experiences in a handwork profession (e.g. painting, carpentry etc.),advantageous
basic knowledge of Spanish advantageous
minimum 18 years of age
Minimum 4 weeks 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

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

Mindo, Ecuador

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Program Details

Ailola Quito Spanish School
  • Ecuador: Mindo
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
varying placement fees please contact us for more information
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