Wildlife Conservation in Ecuador

with Go Eco

newspaper Communitites Communitites Land Conservation Adventure
location South America
start date Weekly1 week to 12 weeks
salary Not Specified
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and meals3 meals per day, Monday-Friday, are provided during the volunteer work weeks
training providedTraining provided

GoEco vets each and every partner and only promotes programs with sustainable, long-term goals. All volunteers have an impact.

Our goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

Wildlife Conservation in Ecuador

gap year project highlights Highlights

Gain hands-on experience in wildlife conservation
Care for injured and neglected animals
Live deep in the jungle
Add on a week of Spanish lessons and fun cultural activities in Quito before the program

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre in the jungle of Ecuador! The rescue shelter is home to various species of native Ecuadorian wild animals that have been abused, injured or neglected. Animals are released whenever possible, but this sanctuary is home to animals that cannot be released as well. Typical tasks include preparing food, feeding the animals and cleaning enclosures.

Your Schedule at a Glance (Two-week commitment is recommended):

Arrival Day, Saturday: Arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). You will be picked up at the airport and taken to the volunteer house in Quito.

Day 1, Sunday: Sunday will be a free day to explore Quito.

Days 2-6, Monday-Friday: During your introduction week, you will spend the mornings attending Spanish classes for four hours, and the rest of the day exploring and doing fun, organized activities.

Day 7, Saturday: Mountain bike tour of Cotopaxi Volcano.

Day 8, Sunday: Transfer to Puyo.

Days 9-13, Monday-Friday: rewarding volunteer work.

Days 14-15, Saturday-Sunday: Weekends are mostly free, apart from a few morning chores.

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks will follow a similar schedule of volunteering Monday-Friday and having Saturday-Sunday mostly free. Departure is on Saturday.

Please note: Those joining for just one week will skip the first week of Spanish immersion in Quito. The arrival day is still Saturday, with one night in Quito. These volunteers will travel to the project site on Sunday and begin the volunteer work right away.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

*Basic level of English
*Motivation to work with animals

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Accommodations, most meals, airport pick-up, 24/7 support from GoEco & the local team, certificate of completion upon successful program completion ( must be requested).


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