Volunteer Work in Ecuador

Volunteer Programs Ecuador

Love Volunteers is looking for volunteers to provide support in many areas of Ecuador. Our volunteering options include teaching English, working directly with disadvantaged children and women, assisting in hospitals and day centres, as well as volunteering on environmental and animal welfare projects in the Amazon and Galapagos Islands. Volunteers’ efforts will make a positive impact on the lives of people for whom poverty is a daily reality.

We find that many volunteers on programs here appreciated just how much of a difference their help could make, and that the locals were very willing to welcome these relative strangers into their world. South American culture is steeped in history and Ecuador is a highly individual country where visitors will encounter amazing friendliness. 

Supporting Ecuadorian communities requires volunteers to make use of your their resourcefulness – their wisdom, judgement and sense of humour. Many people feel that they become a better person as a result of their experiences as a volunteer.

Ecuador is a compact South American country known for its extraordinary natural diversity. It combines Andean vistas, tropical jungle and Pacific beaches. With a population of around 14 million, its people belong to a large spectrum of different ethnic groups, some speaking Quichua, an Inca language.

Programs

6 programs
  • Pastaza Province, Ecuador
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 679
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Ecuador has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the amazing wildlife of the Amazon. For those with…

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  • Quito, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Ecuador has reopened to international arrivals.  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This program is crucial to the lives of people with medical issues and disabilities in Quito. Volunteers undertaking this…

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  • Quito, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This fun program is based in the beautiful city of Quito, where volunteers will find their help is invaluable and very much in need. The program offers quality child care to parents so they can work and support their families, and ultimately leave the poverty cycle. Whilst participating in this program, volunteers tasks will include playing…

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  • Quito, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This program is crucial to the lives of children and infants with disabilities in the specialist home and day care Love Volunteers support. Volunteers undertaking this project will contribute their time and energy to taking care of children in real need. Without volunteers the sustainability of the home and day care would be in question, with…

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  • Quito, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 569
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This important project was created with the goal of assisting in the provision of essential medical treatment to vulnerable residents in Quito. In this program volunteers will be based in a Quito hospital, clinic or care facility, where they will initially shadow doctors and other medical staff to gain an understanding of the day to day…

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  • Quito, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 459
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This important project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of some of the poorest residents of Quito, Ecuador. The Teaching English program aims to serve one of the poorest communities in Quito, housing mostly migrant families coming from the surrounding countryside. The program’s foundation is for the…

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