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Field Research Assistant
Field Research Assistant

A field research assistant is needed for the investigation of the endangered endemic El Oro Parakeet, Pyrrhura orcesi, throughout its breeding season. The project will examine the impact of habitat fragmentation on this cooperatively breeding parakeet and will design a sociobosque corridor that protects its continued dispersal. Field […]

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Volunteer on Monkey Farm
Volunteer on Monkey Farm

Our Monkey Farm is in the process of becoming an organic sustainable farm where volunteers from all over the world come and live at the farm and grow the food to feed themselves using permaculture methods, care for the farm animals which in turn provide food for them (eggs, milk, meat), and care for the monkeys and wildlife that we re […]

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Education Program Coordinator
Education Program Coordinator

The primary activity of our Education Program is English as a foreign language (TEFL) instruction. We are developing a unique TEFL curriculum tailored to our region which, beyond standard English instruction, is evolving to incorporate intercultural understanding and exchange, environmental education and youth development themes into […]

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Help Protect Marine Diversity
Help Protect Marine Diversity

We are a non-for-profit organisation whose mission is the conservation of Ecuador's marine ecosystems and resources. We work under the guidelines of Ecuador's Ministry of Environment (MAE). This joint work between MAE and us has allowed the achievement of important advances in terms of conservation. We accept volunteers throughout th […]

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Waterbird Monitoring Program
Waterbird Monitoring Program

Our organisation seeks internship applicants to assist in our Waterbird Monitoring Program (WMP). Millions of waterbirds pass through the region where we work seasonally, using its abundant food resources to fatten up before long migrations, spend the winter or breed. For over ten years, We have conducted waterbird monitoring on the n […]

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Food for Thought
Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a healthy food and creative activity program for underprivileged children. Our international volunteers work hand in hand with local staff and volunteers to provide healthy meals and arts/music curriculum to 30 children between the ages of 3 and 11. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting in preparation and se […]

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Volunteer and Spanish Immersion Program
Volunteer and Spanish Immersion Program

We are an organic small holding situated in the foothills of the Andes. The house also serves as a part-time B&B in the summer months. The area is host to many families trying out alternative lifestyle projects. I live in a cosy log house set in native woodland with access to river bathing pools. The area offers plenty of outdoor […]

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Education and Solidarity
Education and Solidarity

Our education centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in teaching English, working with children, and implementing new programs. You will be working as a part of a team of international volunteers. Volunteers live and work on-site or in the neighbouring schools. Both male and female volunteers are welcome. We […]

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Water Filter Construction and Installation
Water Filter Construction and Installation

We support the construction of biosand water filters to help overcome the widespread health problems produced by contaminated drinking water. In the vicinity of the Sacred Valley, there are an estimated 60,000 indigenous people living in rural mountain communities. Poor sanitation and hygiene practices and no access to potable water […]

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Volunteer in Cloud Forest Reserve
Volunteer in Cloud Forest Reserve

We pride ourselves in our flexibility and commitment to making the volunteer experience an unforgettable one. Volunteers can choose what activities they want to do to contribute to the community during their stay. In the cloud forest section of the reserve, you can help out by: Planting native trees as part of the reforestati […]

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Volunteer in the Cloud Forest
Volunteer in the Cloud Forest

We have been supporting ecological conservation in North Western Ecuador and in the town of Mindo since 1996. This longstanding commitment has succeeded in protecting over 1500 acres of wilderness in partnership with the Ecuadorian organizations ALLPA and Fundacion Cambugan as part of a larger international collaboration with Rainfore […]

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Sea Turtle Camp Caretakers
Sea Turtle Camp Caretakers

Our sea turtle project needs a group of 2-3 people (couples are welcome) to care take of our camp during the off season. The off season is from early April until the end of June. This camp is extremely isolated, there is literally only one person that lives on the beach and the closest community is almost a 2 hour hike on foot. There […]

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