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Volunteering in Ecuador

Explore Ecuador and find your best volunteer program

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Volunteering in Ecuador

Ecuador – diversity in the smallest of spaces
The Pacific, highlands and Amazon lowlands, lots of culture, Ecuador – the smallest of the South American Andean republics – offers a little bit of everything. Immerse yourself in life in Ecuador, whether at the language school in Quito or Otavalo or one of our volunteer projects.
When you arrive at Quito airport, you will be picked up by the driver from the respective school and taken to your accommodation (host family or student residence). This is where your adventure in Latin America begins.

Volunteers Ecuador

Discover Ecuador and other countries as a volunteer

Tip: Connect two countries with each other!!!! From Ecuador, you have the option of taking the bus directly to our partner school in Peru. Here you can either further improve your language skills or get involved directly as a volunteer in one of our volunteer projects.

Our volunteer projects in Ecuador

Areas of activity in Ecuador:

Life as a volunteer in the project

In your project, you will either live directly in the project location (volunteer house) or with a host family. In some of our programs, you can even decide where exactly you would like to live. We are here for you and will give you all the information you need about the different accommodation options. Take the opportunity to combine projects. Our travelers particularly appreciate our combinations of different projects in one country or across countries. Simply contact us and we will be happy to advise you. Start your adventure abroad now!

Arrival in Ecuador

When entering Ecuador, you will receive a free tourist visa for 90 days. Please remember that the Galapagos Islands are part of Ecuador and therefore your stay in the Galapagos counts towards your total time in the country. If you book a language course before you start your volunteer project, you will be picked up directly by our contact person and taken to your host family. If you book a volunteer program directly, we will plan your arrival individually.



All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Ecuador.

Ecuador is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Ecuador all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
Du möchtest in Kürze ein Projekt mit uns starten? Vereinbare hier einen Informationstermin