Volunteer Projects

Yanapuma takes pride in matching enthusiastic volunteers with worthwhile projects in need of support. Volunteering with our partner projects is not only a great way to immerse yourself in the language and culture, it is an opportunity to work for worthy causes alongside passionate community leaders. Each project has different requirements in terms of language ability, time commitment, and skills so make sure you understand each project's needs before applying! Take a look at the links below to find the project that is the perfect fit for you! Click on the Categories above to narrow your search by region!

We look forward to meeting you here in Ecuador!

volunteer in Quito at Camp Hope taking Spanish classes and volunteering
Children with Disabilities - Quito

School for handicapped children

Yanapuma volunteers in Ecuador working in public schools in education projects

Teach English in the Amazon

Social and educational work

Volunteer placement in Cuenca to work with youth and children

Low-Income Health Service

Health services for low-income

a clinic in Otavalo combining traditional healing with modern medicine - for medical volunteers

Traditional+Modern Medicine

Clinic for traditional and modern medicine

volunteering at an animal rescue center in Ecuador in the Amazon rainforest

Amazon Animal Rescue

Animal rescue in the Amazon

A volunteer placement in Quito for Spanish students to work with children in a poor neighborhood

Child Care - Quito

Daycare and Pre-School children

volunteer work in reforestation and organic farming and environmental education in the Andes of Ecuador

Bee farm and Organics

Reforestation, organic farming etc

Volunteer in the Galapagos Islands in conservation and environmental work, eliminating invasive species, organic gardening and working with the local children

Galapagos Conservation

Conservation and agriculture - Galapagos

Yanapuma volunteers in Ecuador working with children with special needs on an equine therapy project

Amazon Horse Therapy

Special needs children

Volunteer in Quito with a center for homeless old people while studying Spanish

Elderly-in-Need Care

Center for homeless old people

Working a medical practicum in Quito at a medical health center

Medical Center - Quito

Medical internships and volunteering

A school-based volunteer placement in Quito for Spanish students to work with children in a poor neighborhood

English and TA - Quito

Primary Education - indigenous children

Volunteer in Ecuador at an amimal rescue center

Jungle Animal Rescue

Animal rescue center in the Amazon

Yanapuma volunteers in Ecuador working with children with special needs in the Amazon jungle

Amazon Special Education

Special needs children

Yanapuma volunteers help in permaculture and conservation in the Andes of Ecuador

Andes Permaculture & Conservation

Andes Permaculture & Conservation

volunteer work in sustainable agriculture and agro forestry in the Andes of Ecuador

Organic Farming - Andes

Agroforestry and sustainability in the Andes

Spanish and volunteering with elementary and pre-school children in Quito

Teaching/Childcare - Quito

Pre-school and elementary children

Yanapuma volunteers help in sustainable community development in the Andes of Ecuador

Andes Community Development

Community development in the Andes

A project for internship in Cuenca working with children in a catholic run orphanage

Orphanage - Cuenca

An orphanage for boys

community development and conservation work in the Amazon for volunteers

Amazon Community Development

Conservation and community development

intern or volunteer in Cuenca with a project of animal rescue

Animal Rescue - Cuenca

Animal rescue center in Cuenca

Yanapuma volunteers teach English in a community school in the Andes of Ecuador

Sigchos Teach English

Teach English in the Andes

volunteer work in community development with an indigenous group at the Pacific coastal region of Ecuador

Indigenous Community Development

Community development in the Pacific Lowlands

volunteer in sustainable community development at the Pacific coast of Ecuador

Coastal Community Development

Community development - Pacific coast

Volunteer at an ecological reserve on the Pacific coast in conservation and education projects near the ecological town of Bahia de Caraquez

Environmental Education - Pacific

Conservation and education at the Pacific Coast

Education project for volunteers in Cuenca to teach in a library and tutor children with homework

Academic Support - Cuenca

Teach English, art, homework