Volunteer in Ecuador

Special Program: Women Helping Women February 8 – 16, 2020
Featured in USA Today’s 10 Best Travel, a “women’s only” opportunity to travel, forge bonds, and serve on a program led by women;
focused on Ecuadorian women’s issues, their history and culture; and working in support of and side-by-side with local women.

Volunteer in Ecuador – care for children in colorful Quito. Expand their opportunities by providing essential services playing with and guiding toddlers ages 1-3, assisting their caregivers, helping improve their playgrounds, classrooms and educational resources, and enhancing their health and nutrition.  Our volunteers have been caring for children in Ecuador since 1996, providing safe learning spaces for children while their mothers work. Review a standard volunteer work schedule.

FAQs: How to Volunteer in Ecuador

Your contribution is tax-deductible volunteer in Ecuador, provided you follow our itinerary. Select program options below to see upcoming service program dates for Ecuador. Then select a program date to volunteer in Ecuador with your $350 deposit. Call a volunteer coordinator at (800) 487-1074 for help if needed. If you prefer, you may print a text volunteer registration form  and submit it by mail or fax. Minors – under age 18 – must complete a minor registration form and travel with a parent or adult legal guardian.

Most partner community lodging is double-occupancy, with a single room option for an additional fee. Click for single room fees in countries where this option is available.

Note: Those who register six months (180 days) in advance for international programs, receive a $233 discount (one per family or group). Register early and help us confirm our commitment to the communities we serve.

Upcoming Volunteer Dates in Quito, Ecuador

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  • Early Childhood Education

    You offer the “extra” attention at-risk kids crave and deserve, while also mentoring them in social skills and hygiene and demonstrating effective hand washing with soap and water. Teach and encourage children one-on-one to stimulate young minds and bodies. The daily needs of the at-risk children are simple, and every day you show them you care, you improve their self-esteem and confidence.

  • Repair and Maintenance

    Do you like to work with your hands? Help repair and maintain daycare facilities by painting, cleaning, and upgrading classrooms, building playgrounds, and providing plumbing, carpentry and electrical assistance. If you can swing a hammer, paintbrush, or trowel, you can work alongside Ecuadorian workers on projects that are so greatly needed for the children.

Food and Lodging

As a volunteer in Ecuador, your health and safety are our highest priorities. Your secure and cheerful tourist-class hotel in Quito offers 24-hour reception. Each double-occupancy room has a private bath with hot and cold running water, a telephone, and television with channels in English.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Laundry service
  • 110V electrical power
  • Single rooms available for an extra fee

Ecuadorian food is delicious and varied, with breakfasts of eggs, cereal, rolls, fruit and yogurt. Lunch and dinner at area restaurants feature soup or stew, rice, vegetables, chicken, seafood, pork or beef. Bottled water is provided daily. Vegetarian diets can generally be accommodated.

“It was hard work, but when 60 little voices greet you in unison ‘Buenos Dias’ and the boldest among them charge to meet you at the door to be lifted and embraced, you forget the achy feet and stiff back.”

Claudia DanovicEcuador Volunteer

“In the children’s bright eyes and smiles we see why we’ve traveled thousands of miles, sanded down walls, shoveled mounds of dirt, pounded stones into pebbles and awakened at dawn to do it all again.”

Mark SantelloEcuador Volunteer

“Before this trip, Ecuador was just a country that started with the letter ‘E.’ Now, I understand their history, and I have people there I care about. They will always be with me.

Lindsay SemelEcuador Volunteer

Be The Change.

Through important, full-day Ecuador volunteer assignments, cultural activities and time for personal adventures, you’ll learn about Ecuador and remain forever invested. Our time-tested and proven philosophy of service ensures your efforts help advance the host community’s development vision and goals. You contribute to genuine development projects, and in doing so, you’re accepted as family. Our commitment to work in partnership on long-term community projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of volunteer support spanning three decades.

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Single Room Fees and Availability