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ECUADOR ... Bienvenido!


The Amazon and the Andes draw millions of visitors and the fascinating Galápagos Islands are a must-see!

You can help communities in the capital, Quito, or on the Galapagos Islands. We have a wide variety of projects, from Conservation with Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release, Reforestation in the Galapagos. You can also choose from teaching children, caring for street kids or looking after children in a children's hospital. Another option is to gain language skills on a Spanish language course.

Please see our list of brief descriptions below, then click on the link to read all about the project.

Hi, I'm Karen, Project Coordinator for Costa Rica, and I'll be working with you to arrange your ultimate experience here, so if you've any questions, please contact me:
+44 (0)1903 502595,
or email: info@travellers

                    Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Volunteering in the Ecuadorian Rainforest in Ecuador

ANIMAL WELFARE & CONSERVATION: Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release in the Rainforest in Puyo
Help this Quechua family-run Centre to rescue, rehabilitate and, where possible, release wild animals in the fight again trafficking, abuse and hunting of wild species. Some of the most satisfying work you can do will be to provide some enclosure enrichment and mental stimulation. You can use your creativity to provide useful “toys” and games for the animals.

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                    Islands Conservation, Reforestation and Community Volunteering project in Ecuador

CONSERVATION: Galapagos Islands: Conservation on Beautiful San Cristobal Island
Help preserve the native and endemic forests of San Cristobal Island. This project combines environmental, community and social initiatives to improve the sustainability of the islands. Plus, it’s loads of fun!

Some of your work includes the restoration of habitats in the Galapagos Islands, working with the local community and helping to improve trails and paths.

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Care for
                    Children in a Children's Hospital in Quito

CARE: Care for Children in a Children's Hospital in Quito
Brighten up the lives of severely disabled or sick children. You'll help to cheer them up with games and other activities, as well as providing educational support to those who've been in hospital a long time. With their lack of facilities, even a minimal amount of effort on your part brings a great deal of happiness into the lives of the children you'll be working with. Help to put a smile back on their faces!

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The Street Kids Voluntary Project in Quito in Ecuador for your gap year

CARE: The Street Kids Project in Quito in Ecuador
Work with a recently formed NGO that was founded by two psychologists who want to help children, youth and adults living on the streets of Quito. The children and young adults are at a very high risk of being totally excluded from local communities as a large number turn to solvent abuse and drugs to escape their problems, which can lead to a life of crime and violence to pay for these habits.
The main objective of this project is to help people in desperate situations, by giving them a safe environment to eat, shower, relax, meet peers, make friends and learn new skills in.

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Expand your skills on Spanish Language
                    Courses in Quito in Ecuador

COURSE: Spanish Language Courses in Quito in Ecuador
Cómo se dice en Español??? The best way to learn a language is to live, eat, breathe and speak it in a Spanish community. All levels of courses are available, from Beginner to Advanced - and you can even combine your language course with a volunteer project that runs along side the classes, or after you've completed the Spanish course.

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Teach English to School Children in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador

TEACHING: Teach English to School Children in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador
Teach in one of the most fantastic places on the planet - the Galapagos Islands! This project is based on the beautiful island of San Cristobal. Help teach English to children between the ages of 4 and 12, and teenagers aged 13-18. Alongside English you can also help teach IT, Sports, Art and Music.

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Volunteer to Teach Underprivileged
                    Children in Schools in Quito in Ecuador

TEACHING: Teach Underprivileged Children in Schools in Quito
Work with disadvantaged children from 3 to 12 years old. You'll be able to teach English and a wide range of other subjects - IT, Sports, Music, Art, Drama, anything you have a reasonable knowledge in.
The government school we work with has about 500 pupils who come from many different economic backgrounds and family situations.

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Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

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