Program Details

Whether participating in a reforestation project, helping with the harvest of organic coffee beans, maintaining the Reserve’s organic orchards, collaborating with neighboring communities on eco-tourism and sustainable business projects, or assisting a tea
Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Education, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
EcuaExplora, one of the leading volunteer organizations in Ecuador, has partnered with a foundation encouraging an active participation of local communities and groups/ enterprises in all its ecotourism, conservation, research and community development programs. Amidst the cacophony of wild bird calls in a misty cloud forest, volunteers at this foundation contribute to is mission of biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in Ecuador.

Whether participating in a reforestation project, helping with the harvest of organic coffee beans, maintaining the Reserve’s organic orchards, collaborating with neighboring communities on eco-tourism and sustainable business projects, or assisting a team of visiting conservation researchers, volunteers will get hands-on conservation experience and acquire new wisdom, from bird watching to green building.

Airport pickup, homestay accommodations with two meals/day, health/safety/cultural orientation, program supervision, and 24 hour staff support. Fees do not include airfare, insurance, any VISA fees. And optional one on one Spanish classes can be arranged for an extra fee.
Setting Description:
The Reserve is a nature lover’s paradise, which comprises around 6.000 hectares (15.000 acres) of land, plus three times that area in the surrounding protected forest where you can hike along rivers to explore the waterfalls and encounter numerous members of the animal kingdom. It is home to a great variety of species (2000 plant and 370 bird), many of them endangered and/or endemic, and located just 50 miles from the capital of Quito.
Cost:
See website for additional information.

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