• Ecuador
    • Quito
    • Galapagos
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Senior Travelers Solo Women


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We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Transportation Visa
Dec 11, 2019
May 12, 2019
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About Program

From the highlands of the majestic Andes, Ecuador is calling you! Come change your life and the lives of the less fortunate in this unique country of striking architectural and ecological contrasts by joining a volunteering in Ecuador today.

As part of a Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Ecuador program, you might be lending a hand in an orphanage the morning and touring an astounding rainforest in the afternoon. You can mix travel to the widespread islands of Ecuador, including the famed Galapagos Islands, with the immensely fulfilling joy of introducing street kids to the English language. Our volunteer opportunities in Ecuador allow you to help the underprivileged of this transcendent country in several different settings. Whether you're dispensing HIV/AIDS information, promoting conservation initiatives, trekking through stunning volcanic landscapes or wandering through sections of beautiful colonial architecture, you will fall in love forever with Ecuador, and its people!

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • Join thousands of volunteers on affordable programs helping to change the world one family at a time
  • Guaranteed lowest program fees in the US – starting at $266 per week.
  • Contribute in the way that is most meaningful to you and get a life changing experience.
  • Your fees directly benefit the volunteer project – there are no middlemen
  • Your safety is always our priority… every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted

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Anneli and Gregory
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer Teaching Gr 3, 4, 7, 8 , 9, 10 in Quito

For three weeks I, a recently retired high school teacher and my husband, a recently retired IT engineer (my classroom assistant) taught English to several grades in a poor indigenous school in Quito. VERY FULFILLING. Friendly (albeit occasionally undisciplined) kids, appreciative staff, super helpful in-country support person. Celebrating spring equinox a highlight. Brought many teaching supplies and helped with English pronunciation. Very friendly homestay with generous hosts, comfortable lodgings and terrific food. Explored Quito's ethnographic museums, amazing cathedrals and lively city squares. Drove to the equator, volcanoes and cloud forest. Treated ourselves to The Galapagos at the end. Ecuador is beautiful and Quito is magnificent.

What would you improve about this program?
Ask for better communication from the school's administration regarding schedule changes. Arrange for the volunteer's day to start at 8 am and not 7 am, as travel on public transit can take an hour in the morning. Request that classroom teachers be either present or available to reinforce discipline.
7 people found this review helpful.
Response from Global Crossroad

Dear Anneli and Gregory,

Thank you for volunteering with us and we are really happy to know that you found fulfillment with your teaching volunteering experience as well as enjoyed the food and seeing around Quito. You both must have enjoyed at the Galapagos islands. Also, thank you so much for the supplies you brought.

We are working on better communication between the volunteers and the teachers. Thank you for letting us know.

We wish you all the best and hope you see you again someday!

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Yes, I recommend this program

True Blessing

Being a young guy who delights in serving other- this opportunity of Teaching English in Ecuador was a blessing. Doing it through Global Crossroad was incredible!!!
The experience started with the host. They were very kind and friendly people. They were always willing to help. They served me three meals a day with fresh fruits each time. Accommodation was also great with very clean room and a great ambient. I could have asked for no better host. We also had a quality time in the evening talking about our days and sharing laughs.

Jose, the country coordinator was also very helpful, calm and empathetic. He arranged for our outings in the weekends, which was amazing. I was placed in one of the Local School in Quito called RAFAEL BRITO. My responsibilities included teaching English, supporting teachers, organizing creative activities, providing companionship to the children, developing their conversational skills and more. This was a great opportunity for me to understand and learn about the children and education system in Ecuador. The teachers were very smart and friendly which made by job very easy. The students were sweet, disciplined and enthusiastic which made teaching very fun. It was great!!

What would you improve about this program?
The students were always setting on the same classroom. I feel this could be a bit boring and monotonous for the students. I would advise shifts in the classroom from time to time. Sometimes teaching students in the garden area rather than in the classroom will also be very good, in my opinion.
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