VASE Ecuador Volunteering

Fundacion VASE


Fundación VASE is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-religious organization dedicated to facilitate cultural exchanges and social aid through international voluntary service. Summarizing VASE's mission and goals are the following:

- Provide volunteer service support for the elderly, children, women, indigenous groups, human rights organizations, hospitals, schools, orphanages and community centers.
- Implement intercultural education and inspire global citizenship through international cultural exchange programs.
- Proclaim peace, solidarity, friendship, tolerance and mutual understanding as basic values for humankind.
- Promote understanding, respect and appreciation of cultural diversity.
- Create sustainable community projects in order to promote social and economic development of the small, rural and disadvantaged communities in Ecuador.
- Develop knowledge within the volunteers, VASE staff and our network and counter parts.



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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

Vase is the best option if you are looking for something in south America, the have a lot of programs from schools to working in the jungle.
The best thing is that you get to live with people from another countries and learn a lot of this beautiful culture. Is a small country but it has a lot of biodiversity.
You should definetely go to all the beaches, specially montañita. Try to visit a lot of places while you are there.
Do not forget Galapagos that is the most amazing thing, you can swim with sharks.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I ate a worm called CHONTACURO, it tasted like chicken


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