TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR BUSY LIFE
TRAVEL AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
LIVE AND HELP INDIGENOUS FAMILIES in COTOCACHI - ECUADOR
This project was created in 1977. Its main goal is to improve the quality of life of the 43 indigenous communities it represents. It also hopes to contribute to the construction of a fair, more equal intercultural society, reduce poverty levels, empower people in self-management, expand the democratic participation of the communities and strengthen their ancestral wisdom and social organization.
This organization together with the indigenous communities, founded a community service, in order to develop authentic and sustainable rural community tourism and also help offer volunteers the opportunity to have a unique experience with a point of view different from any other.
The volunteer, while working, will be able to experience direct contact with nature, share daily life with the local people and have the opportunity to learn many things from them.
Description: Volunteers can help in many projects depending on their field of experience and interests. Some main areas are:
- Hydro-technical Projects
- Environmental Education
- Production and Sales of Traditional Products like Marmalades or Jam
- Diverse Activities In Organic Farms
- Support Teachers at the Community Schools
- Handicraft Design and Production
This is the perfect place for you if you are interested in learning about indigenous families, their daily life, habits, customs and the culture in general.
Time: Depends on the type of project you will be involved in. However, a minimum stay of 1 week is required.
WHAT VOLUNTEERS SAY
"The best thing I could have done was to just break away, disconnect, and travel abroad to Ecuador. I was able to experience real life hands on and it gave me a chance to really focus on the person I want to be and what I want to do with my life. Living abroad and volunteering really gives you a different objective on the world. I suggest everyone to go out of their comfort zones to learn new perspectives. Fundación Bolivar Education was a perfect outlet to do this. The volunteer coordinators were there for me every step of the way, before I even set foot into Ecuador and until they were sure I was back home safe and sound. Everyone is really friendly and they do their best to involve you in everything and immerse you into the culture. I wouldn’t take back my time volunteering with them for anything."
Karen D. Sims - Boynton Beach, FL
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Mariscal Foch E9-20 y Av. 6 de Diciembre, Quito - Ecuador
Phone: +593-2 223 4708