Short-term Study Abroad, Service Learning and Volunteering programs in Ecuador – academic and experiential, faculty-led and hosted itineraries exploring social, cultural, environmental themes and sustainable development.

Volunteer in Ecuador

Yanapuma collaborates with grass-roots organizations and local communities all around Ecuador to offer reliable and rewarding service work. Our friendly volunteer coordinators are always on hand to advise and support you throughout the process.

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You can volunteer with animal rescue centers, childcare and education, clinics and health centers, conservation and sustainable farming, street children, adults and children with learning difficulties, the homeless aged and more. Click here to see them all!

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Global Education

Yanapuma works with indigenous and marginalized communities around Ecuador as well as collaborating with local grass-roots organizations to offer service learning, study abroad and global citizenship programs for international students in a wide variety of disciplines.

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We can arrange programs for individual students as well as for groups, short term or long term, in Quito or Cuenca, or all around the country. We can also arrange research sites and research projects to fulfill academic requirements, working in tandem with your university.. Read more

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Yanapuma Foundation

Yanapuma Foundation is an Ecuadorian non-profit NGO, dedicated to promoting sustainable development in indigenous and marginalized communities. We operate on a "social enterprise" model, part funding our work through income generated from our own activities. .

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Learning Spanish is vital to being able to communicate effectively with your hosts, and taking Spanish classes in Quito or Cuenca with Yanapuma while you volunteer offers the perfect combination of study and practice to develop your Spanish language skills!

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Featured Volunteer Projects:

Here are some of our most popular volunteer destinations in Ecuador for our international volunteers.

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Q01-School for children with learning difficulties - Quito

A01-Traditional and Western Medicine in the Andes

G01-Conservation on the Galapagos Islands