Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Ecuador

When an overwhelming majority of the world’s scientists agree that climate change is negatively affecting the planet, environmental conservation should be at the top of our “To Do” lists.  And that’s exactly what this project is all about!  Join the Environmental Conservation Volunteer in Ecuador project and discover a country with more biodiversity per square kilometer than any other country in the world.  Our amazing Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Ecuador project takes place across the country and was created with the goal of helping to preserve the natural beauty of this magnificent place.

During your project, you will be supporting real environmentalists and biologists in rain, cloud or dry forests.  You will also be involved with member of the local communities assisting in general conservation issues.  This is a great chance to live a life of absolute intimacy with nature!

As a volunteer, you will be collaborating in a wide range of tasks such as: seed and data collection, planting seeds, tree nursery, reforestation and planting trees, environmental education, promoting biological conservation, helping with research, and more.

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Room & Board

Your project fee for projects in Ecuador covers your room and full board in a host family house.  Lunches are not included during weekends as volunteers typically use this free time to explore Ecuador and experience local restaurants.

  • Shared, single-sex room (occasionally a private room is available)
  • 3 meals per day during the week & 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner on weekends
  • WiFi is usually not available at host houses, so purchasing a local SIM card for an unlocked phone is recommended
  • Tap water in Ecuador is not drinkable, so all water is boiled prior to drinking – alternatively, bottled water or the use of a camping water filter may be used
  • In the Andes region, hot water is available in host houses due to cold weather – in the coastal and Amazonian regions, due to the heat, hot water is generally not available but fans often are
  • Mosquito nets are provided

 

Fees

As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

DurationCost
2 weeks$480
4 weeks$780
Additional weeks (each)$150
Prices for projects in Ecuador are in US dollars; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (www.xe.com).

Included: Private/shared room in host family home • Meals (3 on weekdays, 2 on weekends & holidays) • 24/7 local support • Airport pick-up

NOT Included: Flights • Airport return • Vaccinations • Visas • Travel insurance • Extra activities • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

For project duration not listed, please Contact Us.

 

All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.

 

Trip Add-ons

Volunteers participating in all projects in Ecuador have the opportunity to take add-on Spanish language lessons.  Click the button below for more information.

Spanish Lessons

 

Special Considerations | Environmental Conservation Volunteering in Ecuador

Ecuador

For special considerations regarding all projects in Ecuador, please visit the Ecuador page.

Physical Requirements

Volunteers participating in the environmental conservation project must be fit and physically capable of working in an open environment.

Placement Location

Our partner NGO in Ecuador supports a huge number of projects.  In most instances, placements will occur at the location most in need of volunteers at the time.  Occasionally, volunteers will be given the opportunity to select which location they prefer.

Language Skills

This project requires volunteers to speak English fluently and have at least a basic level of Spanish. For individuals interested in improving their Spanish language skills, classes are available outside of volunteering hours. Please see the Spanish Lessons page for details and pricing.