This volunteer program is no longer available on Ecuador Eco Volunteer while we currently undergo changes to make this organization 100% non-profit.
Volunteers in Mindo will be living in the worlds number one hot spot for birdwatching. Volunteers will be working with the community on tourism projects and acting as a translator for bird watching tours and at times helping with the conservation of the environment. Mindo is a little bit more like a touristy vacation than other programs so dont expect as much sweat and dirt but do expect to have a great time in one of the most beautiful spots in Ecuador.
Expected Tasks While Volunteering:
- Guiding tourists on the Flying Fox / Ziplining Team
- Help with Bird Watching Tours and Conservation
A Typical Day While Volunteering:
Volunteers will wake up for breakfast and if there is a group to be taken bird watching he or she will accompany Hugo Lino, one of the best bird watching guides in the country, around the forest. The afternoons may be spent helping out with the Zipline / Flying Fox, taking tourists up and down the 12 zip lines in the cloud forest.
Why This is Important:
The community has realised that the reason tourists come to Mindo is because of its pristine forests and large array of birds and animals which means they have to conserve the forest and its wildlife at all costs. Community Tourism projects like the Zipline help guarantee a source of money that does not come from the deforestation and extraction of natural resources from the cloud forest which is one of the only regions left in Ecuador that has not already been destroyed.
The Volunteer Perfect for this Program:
- Speaks little or no Spanish at all but still wishes to Volunteer
- Passionate about the conservation of Birds and Bird Watching
Price per month:
- $300 USD per month
- $225 USD three weeks
- $150 USD two weeks
- $95 USD one week
A $50 administration fee is charged once at the start of the program.
- Accommodation at Mindo Hostal
- Training and Support
- A Work Recommendation Letter
Minimum Time Spent Volunteering:
- 1 week minimum
(Maximum 4 Volunteers at a Time)
Volunteers will be volunteering between Monday to Friday with weekends free for leisure time or travel around Ecuador. You will have to take your own food to prepare meals in the kitchen facilities provided.
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