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The people who run our 30 different volunteer programs throughout South America are passionate about Ecuador. They are specialists. LEAD Adventures does not believe agencies can offer people an authentic experience of a place unless they really know it themselves.
That is why LEAD chooses to focus all their attention on a small number of places. We do not do experiences of the world; we do experiences of South America and we do them very well.
So far we have given over 3000 people just like you an adventure in South America that they will never forget.
We can build you a custom made experience that gives you a unique opportunity to live and work in a local South American community making a real difference to people's lives and the environment. Live with like minded volunteers, quickly make new friends and experience Ecuador as it really is.
Meet Elizabeth Gallardo, Operations Team Coordinator at Lead Adventures
GO: Tell us a little about Lead Adventures.
Elizabeth: Lead Adventures is a Ecuadorian volunteer company who worked in all four regions of the country. The company is focused in support local communities, environment, social and conservation centers, in Ecuador mainland and Galapagos Island.
GO: How did you get involved in the volunteer industry?
Elizabeth: I spent over two year working in the Galapagos Island and was lucky enough to see the most unique place on the planet and I realized that we all need to do our part to help maintain these islands. First, I looked for an organization such as Lead adventures that support protecting the environment and providing benefits to the local communities.
GO: What makes Lead Adventures unique?
Elizabeth: Our administrative costs are much lower than agencies based in Europe or the USA. This enables us to offer lower prices for our volunteer programs compared to other international volunteer agencies.
GO: What does the future hold for Lead Adventures?
Elizabeth: Try to keep creating and offering unique experience that combine traditional travel with volunteer touring . We believe is the ideal way to get to know and understand the country .