The level of Spanish needed varies by project. While some projects can accept volunteers with a minimum level of Spanish, others require at least intermediate level, especially if these are more specialized placements. To maximize the positive impact of your work and to offer you the best experience, we strongly recommend an intermediate level of Spanish before beginning a project. That said, it is of course an option to improve your Spanish while here in Ecuador. You can take Spanish classes at the Yanapuma Spanish School
before the start of your project, as well as throughout your volunteering. We also recommend that you stay with an Ecuadorian host family to increase your immersion in the Spanish language. The projects with the least need for Spanish proficiency are eco / agricultural and animal rescue projects. Other projects require higher levels of Spanish, especially medical projects.