Maquipucuna is located in the cloud forest close to Mindo, approximately 2 hours from Quito.
Work with the local community in a coffee plantation, a sugar cane
plantation, with handicrafts and marmalade production, teaching
English and other sustainable community projects. Minimum of stay: 3 weeks
Contact: Andrea Almeida
Baquerizo E-9 153 & Tamayo
Tel: (02) 2507200 / 2507202
Cabo San Francisco
FCSF is concerned with conservationist and environmental
principles, with sustainable development of the country
and with the defense of the environment and nature, for
which has signed the Code of Ethics of the Ecuadorian
Committee for the Defense of Nature and the Environment
The Foundation offers opportunities for volunteers in
communitarian services, investigation and conservation
of flora and fauna of the region.
Tel: (02) 2 788 061
Muscushpa" Rescue Center
The center works with wild animals in captivity. They
rescue them, heal them and teach them to live in harmony
in their own environment and then release them.
Contact: Tashkin Meza
Yaruqui - Quito
Tel: (02) 2332547 / (09) 9170045
Conservation of the environment. Jatun Sacha offers a
volunteer program with opportunities to develop a wide
variety of activities including reforestation, environmental
education, community service, plant conservation, agro-forestry,
field data collection and reserve maintenance in their
ten private reserves located throughout Ecuador.
The principal lines of action of the organization are
the conservation of eco-systems and cultural diversity
through their ten private biological reserves, environmental
education, sustainable development projects and research
that promotes the improvement of the quality of life of
the people living in the zones of influence of its activities.
Contact: Gaby Cadena or Nicola Connolly
Eugenio de Santillan 361 (near UTE University)
Tel: (02) 2432240 / 2432246
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The volunteer program of the Pasochoa wild life shelter
gets you involved in conservation & development jobs
in the area. Volunteer must speak some Spanish.
Among volunteer activities are: Species conservation,
research, environmental community education, organic agriculture,
administrative work, eco tourism, assistance in community
development projects, reception of scientific research
Contact: Cristina Zapata
Av. República 481 & Almagro
Tel: (02) 2 545 628
Save an Hectare Project
Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organization saving the world’s rainforests for current and future generations. Together with partner organizations, Rainforest Concern (UK) and Rainforest Information Centre (Aust) we are protecting cloudforests in northern Ecuador. Through the purchase of forested land we are saving countless plants and animals from the devastating effects of forest clearing, mining and unsustainable agriculture. Additional benefits of this project are the ecotourism initiatives and sustainable agriculture programs.
The purchase of 20,000 hectares of forest will complete the Choco-Andean Rainforest Corridor. Every $200 saves a whole hectare. To make your contribution visit:
Tele: 02 6629 1395
Shiripuno Research Center
The Shiripuno Research Center is situated in the most remote place of the Ecuadorian Amazon, behind Yasuni National Park and inside the Waorani Anthropological Reserve, 90 km (55,92 mi) south from Coca. The center is looking for volunteers, to work in the Butterfly Study, and making the Trail Network. From 1 month to 3 month stays.
Contact: Fernando Vaca
Galapagos Ecuador Foundation
Our goal is to be a Foundation dedicated to promoting a sustainable way of life in the Galapagos Islands. Our main interest is to create awareness in the local community through our projects, aimed to reduce the environmental impact caused by human settlements in the islands.
The foundation focuses most of its efforts, plans and resources to conduct and support the following project:
*Center for Recycling of Solid Waste.
*Coastal Cleaning Project.
*Education and training oriented towards sustainable development
Address. Av. República de El Salvador N36-84