Join our conservation project now and help Ecuador save its precious environment. Ranging from research to maintenance of existing facilities, volunteers can participate in many activities to preserve nature.
RCDP currently works with private and public reserves and national parks in Andes Mountains, coastal regions and Amazon. This is a fascinating and wonderful opportunity to contribute in saving the environment and also gain knowledge of environmental conservation work.
No specific qualifications are required to volunteer in conservation project. We will however prefer volunteers who can speak little bit Spanish as they will be able to communicate better with the children and the staff at the project. The project work is physically demanding. There volunteers should be in very good health to work. Flexibility and mental toughness to work in forests, where frequent insects and mosquito bites are common, are required.
Work varies but mostly you'll be involved in building and maintaining trails, taking part in environmental education, helping the existing staff members/environmental conservationists in ongoing projects, assistance in administrative activities of the project, weeding, building fences etc.
You will also be involved in activities like reforestation, agro-forestry, organic and sustainable farming practices, nursery protects and environmental education. You can expect to work in varieties of ecosystem like dry forests, cloud forests, rain forest and mangrove forests.
RCDP will look after your entire need during your volunteering program. During the project you will stay with the host family. You will be provided with a separate room but you will share bathroom facilities. We have chosen our host family carefully and they will provide with a safe and secure location for you to stay. They will have experience of hosting foreign volunteers before and at least one member of the host family will be able to communicate with you in English. Staying with a host family is a wonderful way to learn about the lifestyle and culture of Ecuador. You will be served 3 locals meals by the host family. The meals will be prepared hygienically. Our staff will also visit you regularly to check your progress and see if you're satisfied with the project or not. So you can rest assure that you will be completed looked after while you volunteer in orphanage work project in Ecuador.