The main objective of this project is to work in rural communities providing medical aid, prevention education, and resources to people that do not have access to good healthcare. You will get the opportunity to help very disadvantaged people, living in extreme poverty.
Volunteers and Interns can work in a variety of areas assisting in this project. Examples include, family planning education, dental assistance, basic healthcare prevention methods, nutritional education, and much more. Depending on your skills and interests we will match you with projects that suit your interests. For more details on the specific areas and projects please contact an EcuaExplora Advisor via phone or email.
Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.
2 weeks – $1460
1 month – $1930
2 months – $2870
3 months – $3810
Each extra week – $235
Accomodation in Riobamba is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner
Spanish level: Independent user B1. Good health. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance
Monday to Friday:
6:30-8:30am: bus to go to the communities
9am: work in the rural community according to th profile of the applicant
2pm-5:00pm: work in the rural community
in between 5-7pm: return to main house by bus
Role of the volunteerVolunteers and Interns will be able to take statistics, run community education initiatives in areas such as nutrition, dental health, teen pregnancy, contraception, drug abuse, alcohol and the importance of exercise.
Skills requiredNo special experience is required. However, Applicants should be open, flexible, patient, caring passionate, creative and come with a spirit of collaboration and solidarity.
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.