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Is it Safe to Volunteer in Ecuador During the Protests?

Ecuador’s numerous indigenous nationalities are very unhappy with the current government at the moment and are going through their second major set of protests in the last couple of months. In the last set of protests I was asked by IC Magazine, a publication of the Center...

How To Plan An Adventure

Do you want to plan the adventure of a lifetime? Here’s some advice: don’t plan. An adventure by definition is a daring expedition into the unknown and outside the comfort zone. An adventure is full of beautiful, unplanned, spontaneous and serendipitous events and...
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Welcome our New Volunteer Programs

The measure of success in any social enterprise or NGO is the level in which it can sustain the change it set out to solve. Unfortunately the problems at Ecuador Eco Volunteer in 2012 had put this project on an unsustainable course in which too much tourism was beginning to cause...

Crowdsourcing Ecuador Eco Volunteer

This is a long post about some of the changes I will be implementing at ecuadorecovolunteer.org over the coming months – but to sum it up in a paragraph: I’ll be removing the “middle man” so that the large volume of traffic this site receives will be...

Hostel Quito

Ecuador Eco Volunteer is now working with Kingdom Kichwa Hostel Quito. The reason we have decided to work with this hostel in Quito is because we think its important to support and promote Ecuadors indigenous people. This is not only true with our many volunteer programs but also...

Goodbye Jennifer

If you have emailed or volunteered with Ecuador Eco Volunteer over the last year then you have most probably spoke to or met Jennifer Kim from Boston, Massachusetts. If you have contacted us over a year ago before Jennifers time at Ecuador Eco Volunteer then you would have...

Nariz del Diablo Train

It has taken years and billions of dollars to renovate the old Nariz del Diablo train and the track infrastructure which was designed at the turn of the 19th century for steam engines. Unfortunately being able to ride on the roof of the train, one of the biggest drawcards for...

Will They Drill in Yasuni National Park?

The world media are reporting that the government secured a $117 Million downpayment (well over the 100 million needed) before December 31st 2011 to protect Yasuni National Park from being drilled for oil. Firstly this is fantastic news that this important issue is still in the...

Frogs in Amazon Rainforest

Frogs are like Canaries in a Coal Mine. Their extremely sensitive skin which they use to breath and absorb moisture means they are the first creatures to start croaking (ie. asphyxiating to death) due to pollutants in their habitat. So if frogs are one of the best indicators of...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hey guys I hope everyone is having a great time over there Christmas and New Years break at the moment. New Years is always a great time to reflect on the year that past and plan for the oncomming year. If this year coming is the year you want to do something vastly different...