Overall, I had a fantastic time away in Ecuador. I spent 6 months mostly on the Amazon volunteer program but I also took some time out to travel and volunteer in the Cloud Forest and the Galapagos Islands, also with Eco Volunteer.
The best bit was definitely the friendliness and welcoming of the community and I was lucky to adapt and immerse myself in their culture which is truly fascinating.
I went over without being able to speak Spanish which was extremely challenging. I would definitely recommend either having a previous knowledge of the Spanish language or to plan starting your trip with a couple of weeks in the city to take language lessons. It is very affordable, completely worthwhile and a good way of getting some city site seeing in too!
I would highly recommend volunteering with Eco Volunteer and making some memories and creating a brilliant experience for yourself!