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Gap Year in Ecuador

Ecuador straddles the equator (that's where it gets it's name from) the capital city is Quito - pictured on the left.


A gap year in Ecuador, although a relatively small country can be hugely varied. Volunteering work tends to focus on TEFL and community work. Treks and tours can include the Andes, cities like Quito, jungles and even maybe a visit to the Galapagos Islands, some 600 miles to the West, which is part of Equador.

Latest opportunities in Ecuador

Affordable Volunteer Programs in Ecuador from £220

Volunteers are needed in Ecuador to join a range of highly affordable projects for durations ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Based in the capital city of Quito, volunteers are welcomed to assist on a range of community-driven projects. Volunteers..

Cost: £220

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Short-term Special Volunteer Projects

Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds which run over the summer holiday period and in December and January. These programmes are a great way of gaining some valuable work experience or developing a particular skill; the..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Short-term Special project prices from £1,095

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Volunteer Care Work

All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention. By volunteering on a Care placement with Projects Abroad you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives. No previous..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Care project prices from £995

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Volunteer Conservation Work

Volunteer on a Conservation & Environment placement with Projects Abroad and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems. As a volunteer on a Conservation Programme you’ll protect some of the..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Conservation project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer Creative & Performing Arts Projects

Our exciting Creative & Performing Arts projects give you the opportunity to express and share your artistic talents with young people abroad. Whether you are a music student on a gap year eager to work abroad, or a career breaker with a keen..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Creative & Performing Arts project prices from £1,195

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Volunteer Sports Coaching Abroad

Whether you have a passion for football, are a keen runner or just want to help coach children in their sports lessons, you can make a difference to young people's lives by volunteering on a Projects Abroad Sports placement. Volunteers will be..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Sports project prices from £1,145

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Volunteer Teaching Placements

A Projects Abroad Teaching placement is ideal for anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications are necessary and you do not need to know how to speak the local language. All..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Teaching project prices from £995.

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Volunteer on a construction/manual-work project overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Manual work, renovation, restoration and construction . You will join a team of international volunteers from all over the world..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Ecuador Amazon Wildlife Sanctuary

Ecuador is a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America. Despite its diminutive size, it is bursting with vibrant culture, mesmerising landscapes, exotic tropical wildlife and pristine habitats. It encompasses the all-consuming emerald Amazon,..

Cost: £629

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South America Ethical Adventure Trail

South America is a region teeming with life, colour, culture and history. Throughout its past, civilisations such as the mighty Incas have given way to a wave of European colonisation and influences. Today, a rich diversity of peoples and styles..

Cost: £1699

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Volunteer at local festivals overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Local festivals You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who you..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on an overseas education project

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Education and Teaching You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on an overseas social project

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Social work and working with children / youth / adults You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on Archaeological projects worldwide

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Archaeological Projects You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer on environmental and conservation projects worldwide

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who you will live and work..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer to help Artistic projects overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Volunteer Projects involving Arts You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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Volunteer to support agricultural projects overseas

Concordia offers each year the opportunity to join more than 1500 short and medium term volunteer projects worldwide. Agricultural Projects. You will share a fantastic experience with a team of international volunteers from all over the world who..

Cost: Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 to Concordia and fund their own travel and insurance. Usually food and accommodation is free of charge.

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