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Volunteer in Ecuador

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s popular Ecuador volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Ecuador volunteer projects, including Teaching, Childcare, NGO Support, Community Development, and Music. Volunteer work in Ecuador is based in the beautiful capital city of Quito, nestled high in the Andes mountains. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 134,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Ecuador.

Highlights:
  • 10 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $295 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, breakfast and dinner and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or local homestay

  • Affordable Spanish language lessons available

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $295
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in the capital city Quito
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Spanish lessons available

Volunteer opportunities in Ecuador

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in private and public schools in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist in local primary schools or kindergartens that often have large classes. Help local teachers in lessons and with playtime, providing better access to care and attention for children.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in and around Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer on a range of community projects including meal programs in schools, renovation and maintenance work and helping out a community garden. A perfect project for those who like variety.

Music in Quito

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in schools in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Lead music lessons in schools for students aged 3-12. Teach music and related skills, including playing instruments, either as lead teacher or with another volunteer.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based with an NGO in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help childcare initiatives to benefit low income families by assisting with campaigns, logistics and administration. Perfect for volunteers who want to assist children outside the classroom.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in schools in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist with Physical Education in schools, practicing sports, introducing new games and improving students’ fitness and coordination.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Program starts on the first and third Monday in July and August
  • Based at school holiday programs in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist on school holiday programs during July and August. Help to run lessons, play games and prepare skits, songs and plays for a final presentation to parents at the end of August.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in and around Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer as a tutor to help students who need learning support. Assist in schools and centers to provide additional attention and supplementary lesson activities outside school hours.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in shelters in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer in shelters for vulnerable people, assisting local staff with day-to-day tasks including meal preparation and serving, laundry and running activities for those who come to the shelter.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in a street market in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Provide care and attention for children so that families can work to provide a sustainable income and a future for their kids.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $295

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in schools and centers in Quito
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist a local English teacher in schools in low income areas. Provide help to both the teacher and students as required and lend your expertise as a fluent English speaker.

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Webinar: Volunteering abroad in Ecuador with IVHQ

Considering volunteering abroad in Ecuador? Watch the replay of our webinar where our experts will answer all your questions, give their top program recommendations, and give you tips and tricks to make the most of your volunteer abroad program.

Free-time experiences & tours in Ecuador

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Ecuador! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Ecuador program.

Spanish Language Lessons
Spanish Language Lessons

Spanish Classes Exclusively for IVHQ Volunteers

From $149
Spanish Language Lessons
Spanish Language Lessons

Spanish Classes Exclusively for IVHQ Volunteers

From $149

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
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Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
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