Why Volunteer in Ecuador?
Ecuador’s stunning diversity of landscapes and cultures belies its relatively small size. From dense jungles to Andean highlands to the renowned biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador contains tremendous natural resources, and its culture reflects a combination of indigenous, African, and European influences. Despite these assets, many Ecuadorians still live in poverty, and the country struggles to protect its natural resources. Volunteers are needed to support efforts by nonprofit and government organizations to strengthen education, social programs, and environmental efforts.
The Value of Volunteering Abroad
World Endeavors’ international volunteer programs have lasting benefits for both host communities and individual volunteers. Volunteering abroad is a valuable way to contribute energy and enthusiasm to projects that host communities have identified as important. In addition to serving the needs of communities around the world, volunteers gain a better understanding of other cultures and become more engaged global citizens.
Program Highlights and Links
Volunteers in Ecuador will live and work either in the city of Guayaquil, located on the Guayas River, or in the capital city of Quito.
World Endeavors volunteers in Ecuador can contribute to the following projects:
I absolutely fell in love with Ecuador. It is such a beautiful country, so diverse and exciting. The people are the friendliest I’ve ever met. I would return in a second!
-Emerald, Volunteer in Ecuador