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Volunteer in Andean Community Ecuador

 

Description

We work on a not-for-profit basis, providing safe and enjoyable inter-cultural "immersion" experiences that, we think, are of great benefit to local children and adults, as well as the volunteers themselves. We offer three main types of placement: teaching English or other subjects in community schools; farming with local families; and conservation/ecology work, also with local families. Volunteers are welcome to work in more than one area if desired.

Our project provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the cloud forests and gain fascinating insight into rural Ecuadorian culture.


Details

Organisation:
Cloud Forest Adventure

Location:
Cotacachi

Qualifications/Skills:
We recommend that volunteers arrive with basic Spanish, to avoid possibly feeling isolated and frustrated.

Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
1 week minimum

Age requirement:
Children, teenagers, adults and seniors of both sexes (Families are welcome)

Cost:
We insist that the volunteer contribution is no more than necessary to provide healthy meals and clean accommodation (currently US$60 per week for teaching volunteers and US$70 per week for farm work and ecological conservation volunteers). Volunteers stay with local families.

Other information:
Spanish classes are available at a cost of US$4 per hour for one-on-one tuition.


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