BOTANICAL RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION
Research, work with experts in studies about: restoration, conservation, and documentation of results and research of related sciences to ecology.
On February, 2005, after a long process and a big effort of the Quito Orchid Association, the botanical garden opened it´s doors to the public. The objective of it is to become the referent of conservation and environmental education, focused on the Ecuadorian flora.
It aims to be a center of research, conservation and exhibition of the native flora, principally of the species at risk of extinction as well as an educational center on these aspects. It offers adequate space for researchers, technicians and students with a research project that contributes to the knowledge of natural and cultural heritage, and its conservation
Project available year-round. 3 months to a year duration available.
2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week – $275
The project location is in Quito. Accommodation is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner
Spanish level: Independent user B1, must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance
Role of the volunteer
Assist in the activities the institution offers, like spaces maintenance (gardening), tours with groups, restoration, conservation, documentation of results and research.
No special experience is required. Applicants should have enterprising spirit, flexible personality, caring, dynamic, and responsible.
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
EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you
Support 24 hours
On the ground EcuaExplora staff available
First weekend accomodation
In a hostal in Quito with breakfast
(includes city tour and lunch)
In Quito, 6 hours per week (2 weeks).
Health insurance (REQUIRED)
Meals not specified
Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.