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Make the unique experience how it is like to live in the Jungle
Explore a country that is famous for its rich biodiversity
Learn more about the rich culture of indigenous communities in Ecuador
Make new friends from around the world while sharing with other international volunteers
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Work with exotic wildlife in Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Experience how it is like to live in the Amazon Rainforest! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Ecuador is known as being one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries. During this project, you will help support endangered wildlife in Ecuador by volunteering in a local animal rescue center. The amazon basin of Ecuador is home to exotic animals like monkeys, reptiles, exotic birds, and wild cats as well as countless of species of exotic plants.

This project takes place in the amazon region of the country, about five hours away from Quito. The main goal of this project is to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals that have lived in inappropriate environments, like in small cages serving as attraction for tourists or in private households as pets. In addition, it also aims to help animals that have been victims of illegal animal trafficking. The project works with authorities to confiscate as many animals as possible from their harsh owners and bring them to the center. Animals are brought regularly by the police and people who want to protect the wildlife. The center opened in 2006 and calles several hectares of rainforest its own.

Typical day

The Amazon Rainforest is known worldwide as the green lung of our planet. This volunteer experience gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference in Ecuador’s fragile ecosystem. Volunteers usually work with the locals, and this gives them the unique chance to even learn about the culture and traditions of the region. 

On a typical work day, you will prepare food for the animals, clean and construct cages, clear hiking trails, maintain the center, and guide tourists around the center. 

The center is open to visitors, The entrance fee and donations are a source of income for the center. By participating in this project, you will get to hold and play with some animals and nurse others back to health. You will feel very rewarded knowing that you helped animals, and you will have an unforgettable experience.

​Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, weather, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Free-time activities

There are many different activities to choose from during your free time. There is a swimming pool onsite and many people go hiking to explore the beautiful landscapes. There is also a town close by where you can go socialize, shop souvenirs and visit cultural sites or museums. The region further invites for outdoor activities like rafting, canpoy, zip-line, jungle tours. The main attractions are definitively the many nature and wildlife parks where you can learn more bout local flora and fauna.

On weekends volunteer can go to the city of Baños that offer plenty of fun and adrenaline activities.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level) or English (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Volunteer Questionnaire
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by South America Inside
  1. Accommodation in volunteer house
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)*
  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Orientation session upon arrival
  8. Orientation kit
  9. Country handbook
  10. Local support
  11. 24/7 Emergency Number
  12. Certificate of Participation
  13. * included from Monday to Friday, as the volunteers are usually not on the project site on the weekends

During this project, volunteers will stay in the volunteer house, which can host up to 20 people. It has bedrooms that are seperated by gender, hot water and electricity (24/7). 

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Full-board is provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from Monday to Friday.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ecuador provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Ecuador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ecuador.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, according to your availability and travel plans. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningfull volunteer project.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$312 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Supporter in Animal Rescue Center

Work with exotic wildlife in Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Experience how it is like to live in the Amazon Rainforest!


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