Monthly Archive January 2019

ByAffordable Volunteer Abroad

Organic Farming in Ecuador: Ecological Volunteer Project

Join our organic farming volunteer project in a small village of Ecuador’s Cloud Forest. During this ecological volunteer placement, you can also learn to live in harmony with nature!

At your host family you can help feeding the animals or learn to hand-milk the cows. At the organic community farm, volunteers can work on the weeding gardens or cultivate organic vegetables.

In the Equatorian Cloud Forest, you can help creating footpaths for trekking. A great opportunity to further sustainable tourism!

After all, you can participate in several specialised farming volunteer opportunities.

Leisure Activities in Ecuador

A wide range of leisure activities during your free time complement this unique volunteer experience. You can choose from  horse riding, bird watching, swim in rivers and waterfalls. A visit to the museum completes you volunteer trip, while you also will enjoy exploring the stunning cloud forests.

Join us for the experience of your lifetime!

You may combine organic farming with other volunteer projects

Volunteers have a very personal experience with a flexible approach. During your stay, you can combine this ecological farming project with other activities, like planting trees in a reforestation effort in the Cloud Forest. A flexible volunteer placement gives you the opportunity, to combine the environmental project with teaching English at school or learning Equatorian Arts & Crafts, at the Artisan shop of the village.

How to be a volunteer on organic farming in Ecuador

Visit our page with the full details about volunteering in Ecuador, and how to sign up.

More volunteer experiences in Ecuador

Amazon Community

Save an Amazon Community in Ecuador: The People were Beyond Amazing!

Sam and his girlfriend went to  Ecuador, to save an Amazon Community, and found the people were beyond amazing: So ...
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Ming's Experience in Ecuador

Ming’s Experience in Ecuador: The Smile I will Never Forget

 I’m writing this review based on my experience as a one month volunteer in Ecuador. I was assigned with a ...
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Artisan Shop in Ecuador

Volunteer Work at an Artisan Shop in Ecuador

In the Artisan Shop of Renée and Mariana you can work as a volunteer in the arts and crafts, and ...
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Reforestation Volunteer in Ecuador's Cloud Forest

Reforestation Volunteer in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Work as a reforestation volunteer in Ecuador’s cloud forest in order to help achieving long-lasting positive results both for the ...
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Teaching English in Ecuador

Teaching English in Ecuador

Volunteer teaching English in Ecuador and learning Spanish! Teach English and open up a new perspective for children and adults of ...
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Volunteering in Ecuador: English Lessons

Teaching in Ecuador

Mingzhuo Pei, from China, with her happy students in our Ecuador teaching program. Thank you very much Ming!! Teaching English ...
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Marine biology internship at the aquarium in Cape Town

Immerse yourself in a fascinating underwater world during your internship in marine biology at the Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa! You will fall in love with the underwater life full of color, beauty, calm and magic. You will have the unique opportunity to discover the wonderful fauna of the oceans around Cape Town while helping a young, dynamic and passionate team of marine biologists in the aquarium. All members do their best to protect the marine environment.

Highlights of the Marine Biology Internship

Meeresbiologie-Praktikum: Meeresschildkröten

Marine Biology internship: work with Sea Turtles

As the aquarium houses over 3000 live marine animals, many tasks are part of your work schedule! The amazing variety of marine life ranges from sharks, fish, turtles to penguins. Not surprisingly, it is considered a spectacular underwater nature reserve.

The aquarium is the ideal location to showcase the fascinating diversity of the underwater world of the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
Your volunteer work in marine biology will make you the protector of marine life in the ocean. Moreover, in your free time you can experience the beautiful Cape Town with all its cultural offerings!

Why your work in the marine biology lab is so important in the aquarium

Because the young team of marine biologists in the aquarium are passionate about preserving biodiversity in the oceans, they will appreciate your commitment so much! Although the aquarium has a small team of specialized marine biologists, you’ll also find people with degrees in architecture, law, education and psychology!

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Volunteer on Gardening in Ethiopia – Educational Project

While volunteering on the gardening and landscaping project in Ethiopia, you can educate the students at a college in Addis Ababa about nature. Your volunteer work will both benefit the students in Addis Ababa, who can learn from you, and also the local population!

During the volunteer project, you will show the students at school how to grow their own vegetables. So, they will gain a deeper understanding of horticulture. Also, the students will understand the enormous value of their own, naturally grown fruits and vegetables.

Growing Plants: Understanding Nature and time to Relax for the students

Gardening is considered by many people to be a relaxing activity and in these days, it can be a lucrative activity too. This project can motivate the students to pursue a career as landscape architects and/ or garden designers to produce artistically creative designs for private garden spaces as well as public spaces.

In this project your duties may include, but not limited to:

  • Teaching how to prepare the soil and finding the right seeds and plants
  • Developing organic gardening
  • Working with nature, and creating beautiful surroundings
  • Understanding weeds
  • Teaching integral life values – most notably, patience.
  • Maximizing plants propagation
  • Taking advantage of amenity horticulture
  • Understanding plant care
  • Keeping your plants healthy
  • How to make the most of your garden

Working in this project you will get to leave your mark and improve the living conditions of people in some of the poorest areas of the city. At the same time, you will get to explore this fascinating country and witness the Ethiopia way of life. This project is for those who have green fingers and like the garden atmosphere.

How to be a volunteer in Ethiopia

Visit our page with all the information about volunteering in Ethiopia, and how to sign up.

More volunteer opportunities in Addis Ababa:

Women Empowerment in Ethiopia

Women Empowerment in Ethiopia: Volunteer Work with the Female Students at the Hostel

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Visual Arts and Photography in Ethiopia

Teaching Visual Arts to Students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Jungle Kindergarden: Albane’s Dream Like Volunteering Experience

This 6-weeks volunteering experience in Padre Cocha remain like a dream, a wonderful sharing moment for me.

I was a teacher assistant at a Kindergarden, with a three-years-old children. This experience to teach to little kids was very interesting because of the difference of culture I discovered there. The education of the children at the Kindergarden is really different from a “common” Kindergarden. Of course, children always lived in the jungle, and act sometimes like if they were at home. What’s more, the teachers, because of peruvian laws, are not allowed to scream or punish the kids. So it was challenging to fine another way to make them obey. (Sometimes some sweets were enough ahaha)

Anyway, it was sooo nice to take care of them as well as teach them. After some time, they have confidence in you, they listen to you, they want to tell you their family memories and laugh with you, and show affection and respect. I really fell in love with them, their so-cute smiling faces.
The teacher I was with called Teresa was fabulous ! The best teacher for little kinds, skilled, sensible, affective, and involved. Great moments with her !!

Outside the school, I lived four weeks in the backpacker sunrise of the association. Prepare to spend time alone, you are not “part of a family” but definitely a guest. I recommend you to spend time with Louisa, a very interesting and honest person !

Living in a family or Artisans

The two last weeks living in a family of artisans were the best of my volunteering, far ever. Time share with my family speaking, telling stories, eating all together for the morning and the lunch, chilling in the hammock, just being together.
It was so intense!!!!!!!!

I felt deeply lucky to have expérienced this with these people. I will never forget how wonderful was the family, how much you feel welcomed and integrated.

And honestly, having experience in the jungle, disconnecting with others and before all the mobile phone IS SO GREAT !!! Thats allows you to create deeper Links with everyone. So special people !
I miss the nature, thé forest, as well as people.

I definitely recommend this experience to everybody !!!! – Albane, France

How to volunteer at a Jungle Kindergarden in the Peruvian Amazon

Please visit the child development project at a kindergarden in Padre Cocha, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon on our official homepage. There, you find all the details, and how to sign up. On our blog, you can find also more volunteer opportunities in Peru, and how to sign up!

Read about more volunteer experiences in Peru:

Volunteering with down syndrome children in Cusco Peru

Albane volunteered with Down Syndrome Children in Peru

I spent 6 weeks on Cusco, in Perou, as a volunteer in a college with down syndrome children. All they ...
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Silvia from Portugal spent her Christmas helping children in Cusco, Peru

Sílvia Malheiro, from Portugal, chose to spend her Christmas helping children in Cusco, and she is loving it. How to ...
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Albane Pourmin Kindergarten Iquitos

Volunteering at a Kindergarten in Iquitos: Albane you rock!

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Internship at a Healthcare Centre in Cusco, Peru

Internship at a Healthcare Centre in Cusco, Peru

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Gabriela celebrating San Juan with her students in Iquitos

Celebrating San Juan with her Students in Iquitos: Gabriela from Brazil

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Sangeetha Agara Canada from Canada as a kindergarden teacher in Cusco

Kindergarden Teacher in an Amazonian Village close to Iquitos, Peru

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Albane volunteered with Down Syndrome Children in Peru

I spent 6 weeks on Cusco, in Perou, as a volunteer in a college with down syndrome children. All they were aged between 15 and 17 years old.
The experience was very special, challenging, and so interesting and valuable.

At the beginning, it deals more to obtain credibility and confidence from students, who can be distant when they dont know you.

After, it deals with managing the special needs of each of them, at the same time. I have a 10 children class, and all of them had very different level of handicap. It was so constructive and passioning to do that !!! Adapt to each children to make it improve and feel good.

They were very happy and artistic children, always speaking, or laughing, playing, or for some others singing and dancing. I laughed so much with them.

And meeting familles, mums of my students, I really met amazing persons!

I was living with a family in Cusco, which allowed me to become bilingual, speaking Spanish all time. You need to speak some Spanish at least in this kind of volunteering, its as useful in the family as well as at work.

My family was so lovely, always helping and advising me about my trips, and telling me stories. You will eat all the Amazing Peruvian dishes like cevicheeee !

I shared a lot with them, I definitely had the feeling to have a second family. Its a way to be perfectly immerged in the peruvian culture, it’s the best one!!!!

Thank you very much for all the persons I met which fully marked my volunteering. – Albane, France

How to be a volunteer in Peru

Join our fascinating volunteer projects in Peru. If love to work with children, have a look as well at our childcare abroad volunteer programs.

Read about more volunteer experiences in Peru

Albane from France volunteering at a jungle kindergarden in Peru

Jungle Kindergarden: Albane’s Dream Like Volunteering Experience

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Silvia Malheiro Portugal in Cusco Peru Blog slide

Silvia from Portugal spent her Christmas helping children in Cusco, Peru

Sílvia Malheiro, from Portugal, chose to spend her Christmas helping children in Cusco, and she is loving it. How to ...
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Albane Pourmin Kindergarten Iquitos

Volunteering at a Kindergarten in Iquitos: Albane you rock!

Albane Pournin from France had joined a childcare program in Cambodia last year, this year she is joining 4 programs ...
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Internship at a Healthcare Centre in Cusco, Peru

Internship at a Healthcare Centre in Cusco, Peru

At first I was feeling kind of afraid because of the distance and the new culture… But the experience could ...
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Gabriela celebrating San Juan with her students in Iquitos

Celebrating San Juan with her Students in Iquitos: Gabriela from Brazil

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Sangeetha Agara Canada from Canada as a kindergarden teacher in Cusco

Kindergarden Teacher in an Amazonian Village close to Iquitos, Peru

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Volunteering at a Samba School in Rio de Janeiro: Gary goes for Carnival

Gary Ward, from the UK, is volunteering at a Samba School in Rio de Janeiro. With the fellow Brazilian workers he is preparing costumes and the floats for the parade during the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro.
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A Samba School preparing for the Carnival Parade

Ever thought about traveling to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival while working as a volunteer at a Samba School? Join our Carnival project and dive deeply into Brazilian culture and society! Since we are working together with a samba school, you will participate in the preparation for the great day of the parade at the Sambódromo in Rio.

People join for rehearsal already several months before Carnival in order to construct the floats and design the Carnival costumes. You will have a deeper understanding of the work behind the scenes, since you will see how passionate the Cariocas are about Carnival. They come together in solidarity, dance and leave behind all social bounderies.

How can I volunteer at a Samba School in Rio?

Find the Carnival project in Rio de Janeiro here! There is even more, get to know our volunteer projects in Rio de Janeiro.

Read about volunteer experiences in Rio de Janeiro:

Volunteering at a Samba School in Rio de Janeiro

Volunteering at a Samba School in Rio de Janeiro: Gary goes for Carnival

Gary Ward, from the UK, is volunteering at a Samba School in Rio de Janeiro. With the fellow Brazilian workers ...
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First Time Volunteer Experience in Rio de Janeiro

First Time Volunteer Experience in Colorful, Festive Rio de Janeiro

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Shaden Elgalaly Egypt Tijuca Forest

Planting Trees to Save the Tijuca Rainforest: Shade Elgalaly, Egypt

Shaden Elgalaly, volunteer from Egypt (in the center) together with Brazilian volunteer, ready to plant trees and save the forests ...
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