The school is participating in an expanding education and citizen action movement in the city. Teachers and volunteers are sharing a curriculum that focuses on sustainable farming and lifestyles, conservation, and recycling with the hope that the next generation will bring the knowledge home and to their communities. Relevant education in these rural communities is key to adoption of new organic and sustainable farming principles.
The school is located just down the road from the main farm and is used by the local communities as elementary, middle, and high school, as well as having evening classes. There are approximately 35 students. Some of the teachers live at the farm, as the commute is much easier.
Project available year-round. Minimum 6 month duration
2 weeks – $1460
1 month – $1930
2 months – $2870
3 months – $3810
Each extra week – $235
Accomodation is at the volunteer house. 2 meals are included: breakfast and lunch.
Basic Spanish, must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance
Mondays to Fridays:
– 8:00 to 12:30 assistant English teacher. Be part of the professor meetings, planning and classes.
Role of the volunteer
Volunteers will teach English or other subjects, depending on Spanish language skills. Volunteers may also help out with recreational activities and sports. In order to teach, volunteers are required to have intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. No teaching background is required.
Skills requiredNo special experience is required. However, the number one qualification is the willingness to learn and help, as well as being opened to live in a small community.
Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)
Transfer from Quito to project
Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50
Aiport pick-up/ drop-off
Ecua Explora staff ready to transport you
Support 24 hours
On the ground Ecua Explora staff available
First weekend accomodation
In a hostal in Quito with breakfast
(includes city tour and lunch)
Meals not specified
Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Add $70 for day excursion upon arrival.
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.