volunteers in ecuador with yanapuma foundation

At Yanapuma we work hard to match enthusiastic volunteers with worthwhile projects in need of support. Volunteering with our partner projects is not only a great way to immerse yourself in the language and culture, it is an opportunity to work for worthy causes alongside passionate community leaders. Each project has different requirements in terms of language ability, time commitment, and skills so make sure you understand each project's needs before applying! Take a look at the links below to find the project that is the perfect fit for you! Click on the Categories below to narrow your search by region!

We charge a one-time fee of $85 for volunteers. This allows us to cover the costs of vetting projects, maintaining an office in Quito, and providing orientation and backup to all volunteers.

We look forward to meeting you here in Ecuador!


Yanapuma volunteers help in sustainable community development in the Andes of Ecuador

Andes Community Development

Community development in the Andes

Yanapuma volunteers help in animal and pet rescue center in Quito

Pet Rescue Program

Animal Rescue in Quito

community development and conservation work in the Amazon for volunteers

Amazon Community Development

Conservation and community development

Yanapuma volunteers teach English in a community school in the Andes of Ecuador

Sigchos Teach English

Teach English in the Andes

Volunteer at an ecological reserve on the Pacific coast in conservation and education projects near the ecological town of Bahia de Caraquez

Environmental Education - Pacific

Conservation and education at the Pacific Coast

Education project for volunteers in Cuenca to teach in a library and tutor children with homework

Academic Support - Cuenca

Teach English, art, homework

Yanapuma volunteers help in mental health program in Quito

Instituto Psiquiátrica

Mental Health - Quito

volunteer in Quito at Camp Hope taking Spanish classes and volunteering
Children with Disabilities - Quito

School for handicapped children

Volunteer on an organic farm at the pacific coast in ecuaodr

Pacific Organic Farming

Organic Farm on the Pacific coast

volunteer work in community development with an indigenous group at the Pacific coastal region of Ecuador

Indigenous Community Development

Community development

a clinic in Otavalo combining traditional healing with modern medicine - for medical volunteers

Traditional+Modern Medicine

Clinic for traditional and modern medicine

volunteering at an animal rescue center in Ecuador in the Amazon rainforest

Amazon Animal Rescue

Animal rescue in the Amazon

medical health program in Quito

Healthcare Foundation

Health Care - Quito

volunteer work in reforestation and organic farming and environmental education in the Andes of Ecuador

Bee farm and Organics

Reforestation, organic farming etc

Volunteer in the Galapagos Islands in conservation and environmental work, eliminating invasive species, organic gardening and working with the local children

Galapagos Conservation

Conservation and agriculture - Galapagos

volunteer with aged-in-need in Quito taking Spanish classes and volunteering
Elderly-in-need - Quito

Ceter for elderly homeless persons

Volunteer in Ecuador at an amimal rescue center

Jungle Animal Rescue

Animal rescue center in the Amazon

medical health program in Quito

Low-cost Healthcare

Low-Cost Hospital - Quito

Yanapuma volunteers help in permaculture and conservation in the Andes of Ecuador

Andes Permaculture & Conservation

Andes Permaculture & Conservation

volunteer work in sustainable agriculture and agro forestry in the Andes of Ecuador

Organic Farming - Andes

Agroforestry and sustainability in the Andes