Volunteer – Ecuador Eco Volunteer

ECOWHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?

Each program has a manager, and each project has different needs, so work will depend on the requirements of the places at given times. We trust managers of the programs will keep volunteers busy … the tasks may vary from trail work, cleaning up cages, feeding animals, helping out visitors etc.

HOW LONG CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR?

We recommend for a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 2 months.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS, IF ANY, DO I REQUIRE?

We don’t ask for qualifications, we want as many people involved as possible, but of course is always a plus when a vet or biologist volunteers in the centers, this helps with the learning process between the people of the center and the volunteers.

WILL I NEED TO KNOW ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

Medium level of Spanish, we work with locally run programs, therefore is a most important to understand Spanish at all times.

HOW DO I GET TO YOUR LOCATION?

We arrange transportation if needed, on logistics we coordinate directly with the volunteer on how to get there, the closest city to each place there will be someone expecting you to take you to the program.

ARE THERE ANY COSTS INVOLVED TO VOLUNTEER WITH ECUADOR ECO VOLUNTEER?

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WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND FACILITIES CAN I EXPECT TO BE AVAILABLE TO ME?

We do not offer food, the accommodation is very comfortable and suitable for multiple volunteers, especially in the animal rescue center where we have worked for many years, and the coastal program is more basic and ready for improvement.

WHAT WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE THERE?

COAST – Marine turtles, Penguins, Seals, Marine birds.

AMAZON – Woolly monkeys, Squirrel monkeys, Capibaras, Alligators.

WHAT ATTRACTIONS CAN I EXPERIENCE DURING FREE-TIME?

During weekends volunteers usually go to nearby towns to enjoy free time.  In the Amazon volunteers can visit Baños or Tena.  On the coast volunteers can enjoy the surf beaches nearby.

IN CONCLUSION

Volunteer in Ecuador and become immersed in one of the most ethnically rich and and stunningly beautiful countries on the planet.

For more information on ECUADOR ECO VOLUNTEER, please visit www.ecuadorecovolunteer.com

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