Volunteer in Ecuador - United Planet - 6-12 months

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Program Description

Mountains, jungles, beaches, ancient ruins and the Galapagos Islands are just a few of the most sought-after destinations in this microcosm. Volunteers gain some insight into the complex history of this beautiful land by wandering cobblestone streets and exploring 17th-century monasteries. Ecuador’s natural and cultural diversity and ancient Inca heritage appeal to many volunteers.

United Planet is the US and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Ecuador, you will be hosted by VASE, ICYE’s Ecuadorian partner organization. VASE is a nonprofit that is committed to promoting global citizenship and fostering social support in Ecuador through volunteerism.


Education: Volunteers work in elementary schools and high schools where they assist in teaching English, Science, Art, Physical Education, and other subjects. Also, schools may offer volunteers the chance to create their own activities for the students such as coaching their soccer team.

Social Work: Volunteers help children from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds including street children, disabled children, abused and orphaned children, etc. Depending on the host organization, volunteers could be assisting in fundraising, supervising, and developing activities and workshops, or supporting families from some of the poorest areas through re-integration and support counseling.


18 – 30 years old
Citizen or resident of the United States or Canada

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What`s Included

Extensive pre-departure preparation, including a training weekend in New Hampshire with United Planet staff
Food and lodging in your host country
Airport transfers
Emergency medical insurance
In-country orientation upon arrival and ongoing support and supervision throughout your Quest
Language training
Mid-year camp (for 1 year volunteers) and final camp
Monthly stipend for incidental expenses

Program Locations

Quito, Ecuador

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Program Details

United Planet
  • Ecuador: Quito
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
6-12 months
English, Spanish
American, Canadian
Starting at $8,995 USD

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