Providing Safe Learning Environments

Live and work alongside the local people within the beautiful region of Kuri Kucho before heading to the mighty Amazon.

About the Program

Make the mighty Amazon Rainforest your home. Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the local community and make a measurable difference to improving their quality of life. Get stuck into project work at local schools, improving infrastructure to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. There’ll be plenty of fun playing and interacting with the local school children too. You’ll also work on initiatives to help retain the local culture and heritage of the fascinating communities you’ll live and work alongside, so that they can benefit from visiting tourists. Explore vibrant Banos, home to an amazing giant swing, zip lining, rafting and lots of great bars and restaurants. Hit the craft market in Otavalo (the largest in South America) for some bartering and to soak in the buzz. Your 1 month in Ecuador will leave you wanting more of this incredible country.


Day 1-2: Welcome to Ecuador! You fly into Quito and will be met at the airport by a member of our Camp Ecuador team before being transferred to your accommodation in the city (approx. 1-hour transfer).

Day 3: Today we will make our way to the mighty Camp Amazonia! Get ready for the humidity and remember to pack your bug spray and sun cream. The journey is generally between 4-5 hours and we recommend a good I-Pod playlist to accompany the beautiful journey views

Day 4-11: Project work begins! Projects here are varied but largely focus around the local primary school. You will work with us on a number of initiatives to improve infrastructure and provide safe and productive learning environments for local children.

Day 12-14: You will spend the next couple of days visiting the nearby town of Baños. This vibrant town is a popular stop for backpackers. It boasts some amazing walking routes, waterfalls, zip lining, canyoning, rafting, great bars and wonderful restaurants.

Day 15-21: Back to projects at Camp Amazonia!

Day 22: Today we will visit the charming market town of Otavalo, home to the biggest craft market in South America. Have some fun bartering for artisanal goods and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere in the town!

Day 23-27: We leave Otavalo and head to the stunning Camp Kuri Kucho, which is just a short drive away. This camp has a beautifully picturesque setting, with glaciered mountains on the horizon and a wonderful neighbouring community. Your time here provides you with a unique insight into the day-to-day lives of a rural Andean community and projects are designed to help retain the culture and heritage of these fascinating people.

Day 28-29: We head back to Quito for your final night! You have time for some last minute shopping and a final celebratory meal before your departure in the morning. 

Suitable for


Typical day

Usual working days are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and will include the following activities.

  • Improving infrastructure
  • Providing safe learning environments
  • Retaining culture and heritage of locals

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Required Documents
Application Form
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

Top up your trip with a Trek Adventure within the Cotopaxi National Park.

You will also spend some time in the bustling capital Quito and the famous craft market town of Otavalo. You will have plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, shopping and taking advantage of the vibrant nightlife.



What's included?
Food - Drinking water - Accommodation - In-country transfers - All project costs and materials - Pre travel support from dedicated UK team - Orientation - Language lessons - 24-hour emergency support
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

All of your in-country transfers are scheduled by us, including your airport pick up. We employ our own drivers and they will be there to greet you at the airport, holding a Camps International board so you can't miss them!


Our permanent and fully staffed camps are co-located with the communities with whom we work. Accommodation ranges from traditional thatched buildings to tents. All camps have clean toilets and private washing facilities (not all camps have hot water, but it is refreshing!), and all camps are designed to feel like your second home. There's nothing like chilling out at the end of the day around the camp fire, under the stars.

Food & Beverages

Our locally employed kitchen teams will provide you with three delicious meals a day. There's unlimited fresh drinking water and a real mix of local cuisine with some western classics to fill you up after a day of project work. Our kitchens always act as the heart of any camp and our staff work extremely hard to consistently create a great standard of food for most dietary requirements.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Quito /Ecuador between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Camps International will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Camps International during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Ecuador. Please check the visa regulations for Ecuador.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Ecuador and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Ecuador.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ecuador.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre (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.
Vaccine Checker
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What can you do in leisure-time in Ecuador while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Packing List
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Camp Ecuador, Quito , Ecuador