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Ecological work

 

The program you choose depends entirely on your personal preferences. Some projects could really use specialized volunteers and if you have certain skills, you could ask our volunteer coordinator which project is most need for your skills. Outside of Quito there are four areas of projects you can choose:

 

1.- Organization name: Jatun Sacha

Work description: Jatun Sacha, an ecological organization, has centers on the coast, highlands, Galápagos, among others. Volunteers can sing up for any of these centers, the work they will do is: Reforestation, environmental education, community service, plant conservation, agro forestry, field data collection, as well as the reserve maintenance.
Minimum time required: The program starts with two weeks minimum permanency.
Localization: Office located in Quito’s northern part.
Requirements: A registration form filled by the student
Cost: $255(for two weeks) + application fee $67 which includes accommodation and food.

 

2.- Organization name: Fundación Jocotoco

Work description: This organization is in charge of preserving nature by habitat restoration, by replanting deforested areas with native trees and shrubs helping in this way to save endangered species, specially bird life. Volunteers will work in the different projects. The center is supporting at the time of their arrival.
Minimum time required: Depending on the center availability. Volunteers can start with one week of work minimum.
Localization: Office located in Quito’s northern part.
Requirements: None
Cost: It depends on the the project you choose.

 

3.- Organization name: Amazoonico

Work description: Amazoonico, an animal rehabilitation center, located near Tena. It shelters different animals some of them in danger of extinction. Volunteers that wish to participate in Amazoonico have to be ready for hard work and no electricity. The work they will do: Cleaning animal cages, feeding animals, guiding tourists through the shelter, help storing food supplies, etc.
Minimum time required: The shelter needs a 2 month minimum commitment
Localization: Located in Tena
Requirements: None
Cost: $125 monthly for accommodation

 

4.- Organization name: El Arca

Work description: This animal shelter rescues animals from different parts of Ecuador that have been captured for illegal selling on the black market or have been rescued and brought to the center for rehabilitation. Volunteers that wish to participate at El ARCA will be cleaning animal cages, feeding animals, guiding tourists through the shelter, help storing food supplies, etc.
Minimum time required: The shelter needs a one month minimum commitment plus a basic level of Spanish; this is why we recommend to first taking at least 4 weeks of Spanish lessons.
Localization: Located in Tena
Requirements: Rubber boots, comfortable clothes
Cost: $300 monthly for accommodation

 

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