Teaching & Community Work in Ecuador

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Teaching & Community Work in Ecuador

Duration: from 5 months
Countries: Ecuador
Ecuador is a country that has it all. From Andean peaks, rainforest, markets, colonial towns, beaches and volcanic islands full of wildlife it really does have something for everyone.

Teaching & Community Work in Ecuador

The colonial Spanish influences are evident throughout the country, particularly in the stunning cities of Quito and Cuenca, but once you step out of the cities and into the villages you will get to experience the Native American cultures that still flourish in the Amazon basin. Volunteering placements in Ecuador provide a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of the children in Ecuador and giving them the ability to speak English will transform their lives.


Ecuador offers the opportunity to either work in a primary or secondary school. Many of the schools only have basic facilities, but some better equipped private schools are also included in the programme. Volunteers will assist teachers in the classroom, teach their own subjects and help to organise extra-curricular activities, such as sports, music and art.

Community Work

Our caring and community placements involve working with children in care who have physical or learning difficulties and street children. Volunteers will be based in a state school for children with disabilities and will help with teaching, caring, gym, dance, art and anything else the children want them to do! If volunteers are working with street children, they will be involved with teaching, helping with homework, art and writing a newsletter. In Quito there is also the opportunity to volunteer at a social NGO providing rehabilitation therapies and special education for children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy and other associated disabilities (intellectual, visual, auditory, multi-challenges) and in need of general support.

Minimum age: 18

Departs: Sep or Feb (5 months)

For applicants from the UK, we have a bursary schemes available for volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Apply now by clicking the button below and filling out the application form on gapyear.com. Lattitude Global Volunteering should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


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A second, full placement can be arranged at a discount rate


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This placement would suit

Someone who is up to the challenge of helping a variety of different students whilst learning a new language and becoming immersed in a completely different culture then Ecuador is for you. Volunteers must be mature and behave in accordance with their host families rules.

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User comments:

“I felt so involved in community life that, at times, I couldn’t remember what it was like to live anywhere else.” Ezim, Teacher and Community Worker

About Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that specialises in overseas volunteering placements. Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 40,000 young people to volunteer in over 17 countries around the world, where they’ve had the opportunity to work in areas as diverse as conservation, medical work, outdoor sports, community projects and teaching and for 3 to 12 months. 

We help young people from developed and developing countries to volunteer and make sure our placements deliver sustainable value for the children, communities and institutions that volunteers work in. We match every volunteer to a placement that really needs their skills and where they can have the most benefit as part of a larger, ongoing programme. No qualifications or previous experience are required.


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