Spanish classes and volunteering in Ecuador

Volunteering in Ecuador while you are learning Spanish, or once you have finished your studies, is a great way to not only immerse yourself in the language, but also offers the chance to experience and learn about a new culture as well as give something back to the people and places you are visiting.

Below you will find links to information about the grass-roots organizations and communities that we collaborate with in Ecuador on our mission to promote sustainable development. You can volunteer in Quito or Cuenca while you study Spanish, and volunteer in projects all around Ecuador afterwards, including on the Galapapgos Islands.

volunteer in Quito at Camp Hope taking Spanish classes and volunteering

Children With Disabilities - Quito

School for handicapped children

Volunteer placement in Cuenca to work with youth and children

Low-Income Health Services

Health services in Cuenca

A school-based volunteer placement in Quito for Spanish students to work with children in a poor neighborhood

English and TA - Quito

Primary Education - indigenous children

Volunteers needed for botanical gardens in the Pacific lowlands in ecuador

Botanical Conservation - Coast

Botanical gardens and reforestation

Yanapuma volunteers in Ecuador working in public schools in education projects

Teach English in the Amazon

Social and educational work

volunteering at an animal rescue center in Ecuador in the Amazon rainforest

Amazon Animal Rescue

Animal rescue in the Amazon

a clinic in Otavalo combining traditional healing with modern medicine - for medical volunteers

Traditional+Western Medicine

Holistic clinic in the Andes

A volunteer placement in Quito for Spanish students to work with children in a poor neighborhood

Child Care - Quito

Daycare and Pre-School children in Quito

volunteer work in reforestation and organic farming and environmental education in the Andes of Ecuador

Bee Farm and Organics

Reforestation, organic farming - Andes

volunteer in community tourism project in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

Kichwa Women's Project

Community tourism - Amazon

medical volunteer work in a family planning, general health and social work clinic in Quito

Tourism Agency - Cuenca

Tourism in Cuenca

Volunteer in the Galapagos Islands in conservation and environmental work, eliminating invasive species, organic gardening and working with the local children

Galapagos Conservation

Conservation in the Galapagos

Volunteer in Quito with a center for homeless old people while studying Spanish

Eldery-in-Need Care - Quito

Center for homeless old people in Quito

A project for volunteers in Cuenca working with children for early stimulation and psychological support

Boys Orphanage- Cuenca

An orphanage for boys in Cuenca

Working a medical practicum in Quito at a medical health center

Medical Center - Quito

Medical internships and volunteering

Yanapuma volunteers in Ecuador working with children with special needs in the Amazon jungle

Amazon Special Education

Special needs children

Volunteer teaching English in schools in Quito - an education project

English Teaching - Quito

Teach English in elementary schools

A project for internship in Cuenca working with children in a catholic run orphanage

Orphanage - Cuenca

An orphanage for boys in Cuenca

Yanapuma volunteers in Ecuador working with children with special needs on an equine therapy project

Amazon Horse Therapy

Special needs children

Volunteer in Ecuador at an amimal rescue center

Jungle Animal Rescue

Animal rescue center in the Amazon

Medical volunteering option in a clinic in the Amazon region of Ecuador

Amazon Public Health

Medical clinic - Amazon

Volunteer with street children in Quito while taking a Spanish course

Street Children - Quito

Center for street children in Quito

volunteer work in sustainable agriculture and agro forestry in the Andes of Ecuador

Organic Farming - Andes

Agroforestry/sustainability in the Andes

volunteer in social enterprise development and community development in the Amazon region of Ecuador

Amazon Sustainable Development

Social enterprise and community dev

medical volunteer work in a family planning, general health and social work clinic in Quito

Family Planning-Quito

Health and social work clinic in Quito

reforestation and education for volunteers in Ecuador

Reforestation Pacific Coast

Reforestation and Education

Spanish and volunteering with elementary and pre-school children in Quito

Teaching/Childcare - Quito

Pre-school and elementary children in Quito

education and whale monitoring in Ecuador at the Pacific coast with Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Marine Research

Education and whale monitoring

Yanapuma volunteers help in sustainable community development in the Andes of Ecuador

Andes Community Development

Community development - Andes

community development and conservation work in the Amazon for volunteers

Amazon Community Development

Conservation and community development in the Amazon

volunteer work in community development with an indigenous group at the Pacific coastal region of Ecuador

Indigenous Community Development

Community development in the Pacific Lowlands

center for children and seniors in Cuenca, Ecuador - a site for volunteers and interns to gain experience in social work care

Children and Senior Care

Children and senior care in Cuenca

Sustainable agriculture and tourism projects at the Pacific coast for volunteers with Rio Muchacho farm

Pacific Organic Farming

Sustainable agriculture and tourism

intern or volunteer in Cuenca with a project of animal rescue

Animal Rescue - Cuenca

Animal rescue center in Cuenca

volunteer in sustainable community development at the Pacific coast of Ecuador

Coastal Community Development

Community development - Pacific coast

Volunteer at an ecological reserve on the Pacific coast in conservation and education projects near the ecological town of Bahia de Caraquez

Environmental Education - Pacific

Conservation and education

Academic Support - Cuenca

Teach English, art, homework in Cuenca