Volunteer Opportunities in Ecuador


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About Ecuador

Ecuador is named after the Equator, the imaginary line around the Earth that splits the country in two. The Galápagos Islands, 596 miles (960 kilometers) west of the mainland of Ecuador are part of Ecuador and are home to unique reptiles, birds, and plants.

Ecuador has nine national parks, including the Galápagos Islands. These 18 islands are home to some of the most amazing creatures, including iguanas and the Galápagos tortoise.

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Volunteering Programs in Ecuador

There are a number of different volunteer vacation opportunities available in Ecuador, including the Galápagos Islands. You can volunteer in environmental conservation, wildlife conservation, youth support.

The challenge of our volunteer actions in Ecuador is partly to preserve the ecosystem of the Galapagos archipelago. Volunteering opportunities include an educational project in Don Juan and several animal protection programs. Some of these programs are the turtle protection program, whale protection program, and animal protection program in the Amazon.

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Practical info


For Ecuador the visa is not necessary since upon entry you will receive a tourist card valid for 90 days.



Please check with your doctor or travel clinic in regards to the vaccinations you need for your project destination. You can also check the pasteur institute for the up-to-date health recommendation per destination at


Travel insurance is compulsory to study or volunteer abroad. Please contact a specialised insurance company or your bank to contract a travel insurance before you go.