Volunteer in Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ

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Volunteer in Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ, the world's most affordable and trusted volunteer organization. IVHQ has a wide range of volunteer abroad projects available in Ecuador, including Teaching English, Street Children Work, School Support, Kindergarten, Summer Project and NGO Support.

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At a glance...

  • Available year-round
  • 6 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in Ecuador's capital city of Quito
  • Accommodation in volunteer house or homestay
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $270 for 1 week
  • Affordable Spanish language lessons available
  • Between 10 and 20 volunteers start this program each month

You could tell the children loved coming to the project and their parents expressed their gratitude directly to us. I have grown so much from my experience in Ecuador. My host family were so nice and provided me with a safe environment and would always help me with any questions I had.

Katherine Barber
Nationality: 
American
Age: 
18
Why volunteer with IVHQ?
  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we're able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Ecuador to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Ecuador will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we're dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly-run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you're well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you'll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you'll have your weekends free to explore Ecuador with your new-found friends.

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Volunteering in Ecuador - one of the most amazing experiences of my life. take me back to summer 2014 #volunteerabroad #ivhqecuador #ivhq #ivhqthrowback
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Of course we needed a selfie at the top ⛰ #mountain #selfie #friends #view #quito #ecuador #southamerica #ivhq
Left a piece of my heart in Ecuador #purejoy #ubeci #kidsoftheworld #ivhqecuador
#throwback to when I got to chill on a mountain top near a beautiful volcano with some sweet llamas #ivhqmemories #ivhqecuador #quito #adventures #travel #pichincha #takemeback #ivhq
saying goodbye to the babies #ivhqecuador
Chillin like villins! These kids make my days happy! hopefully I'm contributing to their happiness also! Wasn't much of a hugger upon arrival to Ecuador, now I receive 20+ hugs daily! Embrace the hug! #Ecuador #IVHQ #volunteer
My time in Ecuador has now come to an end. I will be leaving behind a piece of my heart that's for sure! The people, place and culture have taught me more than I ever had imagined. But more than anything these children changed my life!
Happiness is only real when shared. #ivhqecuador #purejoy #kidsofquito
Can't believe we are done!! #ivhqecuador #vce #ecuador #ivhq #volunteering #inspired #somuchfun #goingtomissthis #goingtomisslauratoo #manylaughs #greattimes #greatfriends #internationallove #traveling #summerproject #notenoughhashtags
Volunteers enjoying the view at the Penecillo. #IVHQ #IVHQEcuador #Ecuador #Quito #UBECI #volunteer #VolunteerEcuador #VCE

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