Surf & Help - Marine Wildlife Conservation

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High­lights

Improve your Spanish skills with a FREE 20-hour intensive Spanish course!
Help preserve marine wildlife together with local conservation efforts
Master the waves in the 1-week surf course included in your program price!
Our volunteers can expect 24/7 in-country support.
Our programs have year-round start dates on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.
We include a FREE 1-week Spanish Course, to allow you to have a greater impact. Surf, preserve nature and protect endangered marine wildlife. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

With increased tourism, keeping the ocean intact is getting more and more difficult. That’s why we’ve teamed up, not only to surf together, but also to work collaboratively to help preserve this piece of paradise; its marine ecosystem and its wildlife.  If you share the same mindset, come join us!

We include a 1-week full immersion FREE Spanish course because we believe that it will allow you to have a greater impact on the project, as you will be able to interact with local people and communities and share knowledge and skills. The Spanish course is catered to your project and will teach you specific vocabulary that you will need during the placement. 

Objectives:

  1. Marine wildlife rescue and environment conservation: We work with an official marine rescue and rehabilitation center to rescue animals from the beach and care for them until they can be released into the ocean again (if possible). We also create campaigns to educate the locals and tourists about the precious marine environment they live in.
  2. Addressing the root of the problem: AVOIDING PLASTIC AND POLLUTION! The main objective, however, is to try and regulate the amount of plastic feeding into our oceans. We hope we can soon start with an initiative that convinces local shops, bars, and restaurant owners not to hand out disposable plastic cups and bags but use reusable materials instead.
Come and join us to...
  • rehabilitate marine life that has been affected by pollution so that they can be reintroduced back into their natural habitats and survive.
  • help local residents learn about the impacts of marine plastic pollution and ways they can help to reduce this terrible problem.
  • help the local community improve their economic situation.
  • create a bond between the environment and the community.
  • microfinance initiatives to protect the environment.
  • protect seabirds, sea turtles, sea lions, penguins, and all other marine life from harm so wildlife can continue to flourish and ensure a balanced marine ecosystem.
  • learn about, protect and interact with some of the most wonderful marine life in the world. 
Come and support us and have fun at the same time!

Dagelijkse activiteiten

On a typical day, you’ll work on the project in the morning. In the afternoon, you’ll practice your Spanish or learn a new trick or two riding the waves from winners of South American surfing competitions. 

In the evening, you might lounge around the barbecue at camp. Afterwards, maybe head out to the campfire on the beach where you’ll gaze in wonder at the sunset’s ever dazzling, ever changing play of color, directly over the sea. Feast your eyes on it! 

A fellow Surf and Volunteer team member’s comment sums it up:

 “We live and love surfing. We make a living, above all, doing the things we love, and the ocean is an integral part of it"

That’s why we say: 
El surf con objeto!
(surfing with a purpose)

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

The Pacific Coast of Ecuador offers a wide range of things to do during your free time:

  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Beach volleyball 

Compared to neighboring countries, Ecuador, geographically speaking, is relatively small. Therefore, after you’ve completed your camp work, excursions to somewhat “more distant” destinations are very easy to pull off and in a minimal amount of time. 

Explore the Andes and the Amazon jungle!

  • Canyoning
  • Hiking to some to a vulcano
  • Hiking in the Amazon rainforest
  • Going by boat through the Amazon rainforest
  • Downhill mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Tubing
  • Climbing

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Paardrijden
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Program requirements:
You don’t need to have any special technical expertise, only sincere personal commitment and a love for the ocean and nature are required. For the surfing lessons you need to be physically fit, and able to swim. It goes without saying that whatever kinds of project-related expertise you may bring to the table will be gladly received and put to good use.

Language Requirements: No Spanish skills are needed. The program already includes a 1-week intensive Spanish course.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 12:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door NGO Taxi
NB: If you want you can stay longer than 9 weeks, please ask us for a price offer. 

  • Lodging: in the volunteers‘ dorm at camp (or, for a surcharge, in a bamboo bungalow).
  • Usage of all facilities (incl. a swimming pool, jacuzzi, DVD and TV, WiFi etc.).
  • Group pickup or transport from airport by car and bus.
  • Pre-arrival pack.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Complementary t-shirt.
  • FREE 20 hour Spanish course.
  • FREE 1 week surf course included! Take a course with pros, taught by pros (for beginners, intermediate and experts).
  • FREE whale watching excursion (only during September’s camp).
  • FREE Christmas party (only during December’s camp).
  • FREE New Year’s Eve Dinner (only during December’s camp).
  • Surf and Help Challenge: A surf competition for all levels and a competition on tasks within your area of commitment (only if a minimum of 15 people has been reached).
  • Comprehensive NGO Taxi Support Packet (see section Additional Information).
  • On-site support through your volunteer coordinator.
  • 24 hour support.
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport

Group pickup or transport from airport by car and bus.

Accomodatie

You will stay in shared dorm rooms or in bungalows, and the camp is equipped as follows

  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service.
  • Garden
  • Gym in town (cost not included)
  • Language school nearby. (Optional: You can also book your language course in the capital, Quito)
  • Communal area with TV and DVD
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen (self-catering: kitchen facilities at campsite, grocery shopping nearby (3min walk)

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Eten, tussendoortjes en drankjes zijn bijkomende kosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Ecuador.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Ecuador biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Ecuador dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Ecuador.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Official start dates:
1st and 3rd Sunday of the month

Individual start dates:
+ € 150,00 – Start your placement any Sunday of the month
+ € 250,00 – Chose your own start dates and change them up to 3 times before your trip.*

*Last date change up to 3 weeks before your departure.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.509
8 weken
$2.952
12 weken
$4.373
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$18.219
Gemiddelde kosten
$371 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. NGO Taxi zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door NGO Taxi gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als NGO Taxi jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door NGO Taxi

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Surf & Help - Marine Wildlife Conservation

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