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Volunteer Abroad Ecuador - Quito, Cuenca, Cayambe, Esmeraldas, Amazon, Salinas Orphanage, Animal We, A Broader View Volunteer Corp, Quito, Cuenca, Cayambe, Esmeraldas, Amazon, Sainas, Ecuador

Organization: A Broader View Volunteer Corp
Contact Name: A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: n/a
Quito, Cuenca, Cayambe, Esmeraldas, Amazon, Sainas, Pennsylvania  
Great For: Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Teaching, Social Services, Orphanage, Health and Medicine, Education, Children and Youth Ministry, Adult Ministry
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


Ecuador, a small South America country, is bordered to the north by Colombia, to the east and south by Peru, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. The country is divided into four distinct regions; the Amazon, the Highlands, the Coast, and the Galapagos Islands. Compared with many South American countries, Ecuador is very small. Nevertheless in this limited area there are at least 50 types of natural terrestrial vegetation, diverse ecosystems and an immense variation in wildlife. Ecuador is one of 17 mega diverse countries in the world according to Conservation International. With 1600 bird species (some 15% of the world's known bird species) in the continental area, and 38 more endemic to the Galapagos. There are also 25,000 species of plants recorded; it has 106 endemic reptiles, 138 endemic amphibians, and 6,000 species of butterflies. Today, Ecuador remains a multiethnic and multicultural nation, where more than 14 indigenous groups maintain their own traditions and ways of life, to the delight of visitors. The country has a plentitude of national parks, wildlife reserves, natural springs, volcanoes and ecological reserves and beautiful cities. Ecuador gives the tourists a mega bio-diversity and a chance for great adventures in the mountains, volcanoes, jungle, white beaches and exotic islands. Although in recent years Ecuador has benefited from a rise in tourism offer some economic relief, millions of people live below the poverty line, mainly children. Governmental statistics estimate that over one million children work to survive and maintain their families. Growing poverty, lack of education and limited governmental resources further worsen the problem of street children and orphans in Ecuador. A government study* concluded that 45% of the population between the ages of 10 and 16 are working, 60% of the children under the age of five are malnourished and a third of the population has not completed the first part of their basic education. (*First Congress on Nutrition Development, Quito 2000) Our volunteer projects allow you to help street children and orphans in Quito, teach English in a local Andes village, work at one of the numerous ecology/conservation bio stations or animal welfare reserves located throughout the Amazon, coastal and Andes regions. Our programs allow you to discover the wonders of Ecuador, while doing meaningful community work. This is a great opportunity to enhance your Spanish knowledge, live with the locals and realize one person can make a difference. Volunteer with us and see A Broader View of the World. You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you - Anonymous. Location pages: * Quito * Cuenca * Cayambe * Esmeraldas North Coast * Amazon Rainforest * Salinas South Coast Requirements: Program Length : From 2 to 12 weeks Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day Accommodations: Local homestay Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 18 years + , Intermediate Spanish knowledge, an able body and caring spirit.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

References from people who have done Short Term Missions with this organization before are available upon request. Submit "Send Inquiry or Apply" to receive more information.

Additional Detail

Group Travel Opportunities Family Vacation? Corporate Sponsored Project? Church Mission? All types of groups travel with A Broader View Volunteers families with children, professional colleagues, corporate sponsored service learning, medical missions, faculty-led school programs, church mission trips, etc Volunteer abroad with a group of your friends, colleagues, or peers makes for a gratifying and memorable experience. Embrace a new culture together and share in the experience of a lifetime. Traveling as a group on our programs offers a unique opportunity to bond together in an experience that combines travel, volunteering, and immersion in a new culture. We can arrange structured immersion programs customized for the needs of your group. Features can include home stay options, language classes, sightseeing trips, and on-site project coordinator. Your group may even be eligible for a discount on the program fee. Why not spend your next family vacation, church mission trip or company project with us? Make a lasting impact that changes lives and provides you one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Here is just a sample of some group projects: * Sea turtle and other conservation projects in Costa Rica * Spanish language immersion and volunteer program in Quito or Cuenca, Ecuador * Community development construction projects in Kampala, Uganda * Education/Teaching in a preschool and primary school in Arusha, Tanzania * Orphanage assistance in the Volta Region of rural Ghana * Medical and dental mission to community clinics in the Sacred Valley of Peru Start your group volunteering abroad today! Contact us to learn more about which country and project is best-suited for your groups size and interests. We can discuss project start dates; accommodations required and suggested day to day itinerary needs. Contact us today about volunteering as a group at volunteers@abroaderview.org or call us 1-215-780-1845 or 1-866-423-3258 (toll-free from the US or Canada).

Benefits Offered:

  • Board/Meals
  • Room & Board

This cost includes:

Our program fees include the following services: * Prompt customer service answering your call and emails. * Pre-departure orientation guide with detailed travel, safety & cultural information * Detailed fundraising guide * Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses * Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily * Airport meet and greet * First night hotel accommodation *some programs * Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency * Orientation/briefing on arrival * Placement in a volunteer project * Transportation to project site on arrival * Half day Spanish language refresher course *some programs * Departure transfer * Letter of completion

Application Deadline (MM/DD/YYYY)


Length of Trip

3 to 4 weeks

Initially Posted: 03/25/2008
Last Updated: 02/26/2018

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