Just because you are a senior does not mean that you cannot become a volunteer in Ecuador.  There are many organisations who welcome those who are over the age of 35 to participate in multiple programs.

Many ask that you share your knowledge of environmental conservation, organic agriculture, animal welfare, community building, childcare, health issues and many more.  In return you get to experience the traditional Ecuadorian culture and travel to many different regions in Ecuador. Foreign aide work in Ecuador is very important.

The following is a list of organizations that have programs where you can volunteer in Ecuador.  Note that in most cases below the text photos and contact information are provided by the organization itself.

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Fundacion Codespa focuses on the development of Indigenous communities who live in some of the most attractive landscapes throughout Ecuador.  This populaltion of people are generally characterized as being in high poverty areas as they have lack of basic services.  Many tourists are attracted to these places and Codespa helps families and communites learn skills so that they can self manage also encourage tourism in their area.



Eco Volunteer UP provides senior-friendly volunteer opportunities in Ecuador that give you experience to help local people. Make the most of your retirement, know Ecuadorian culture and make the difference. You can choose any program you like. We offer different living arrangements to suit your desire: host families, apartment or hostel. Come and enjoy helping others!





Hearts of Gold are  a TEAM of expats and Ecuadorians of volunteers who live in Cuenca and who collaborate and carry out projects and programs with local organizations throughout Ecuador. The goal at Hearts of Gold is to provide tools, education and resources necessary to break the cycle of poverty. They collaborate and carry out projects and programs with local organizations and people throughout Ecuador to help communities and families alike.



Fundacion Bolivar Education Senior volunteering is more diverse than ever before and offers opportunities for older and retired people to render their time and skills in education, health, repairs and renovations, and to protect the environment with the purpose to change the destiny of disadvantaged and marginalized groups of communities.


Orphanage Volunteer Program in Ecuador  Volunteering Solutions offers  a wonderful and challenging opportunity for the volunteers to work with disadvantaged children in orphanage projects. In Ecuador, there are orphanages in different parts of the country and most of them are run by church without the support of the government.Children end up at the orphanages due to different reasons but most of them are due to stories involving drugs, alcohol and abuse.



Global Crossroads Orphanage in Ecuador The population of Ecuador has doubled in the last 2 decades – creating a growing population of abandoned children. Most of these children are from poor and/or indigenous families. Growing poverty, lacking education and limited governmental resources further exacerbate the problem of street children and orphans in Ecuador. In all regions throughout Ecuador – regardless of urban or rural locations – our local partners have instituted a number of organizations to protect these vulnerable children from further exploitation and potential homelessness. However, volunteer in orphanage in Ecuador cannot exist without volunteers who are willing to share their time, efforts, skill and love with these forgotten children.


International Volunteer HQ Volunteer in Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ today. IVHQ’s local staff in Ecuador require volunteers NOW! IVHQ  has a wide range of volunteering projects in the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito, including Teaching English, Street Children Work, School Support Program, Kindergarten Project, Summer Project and Administration Support.


Lead Adventures  offers our Grown Up volunteers, those who are 35 years old and older the opportunity to participate in any of the multiple programs we offer with the added comfort that adults seek. You will have the opportunity to learn about and share your knowledge of biodiversity, environmental conservation, social causes, organic agriculture, animal welfare, and community building. While contributing to these worthy causes, volunteers will also have the opportunity to take part in traditional Ecuadorian culture, try the local fare and travel to the many diverse regions of Ecuador.


Global Volunteers in Ecuador Care for children as a volunteer in a colorful Ecuadorian village. Eleven captivating, ancient cultures weave harmoniously together to unite Ecuador’s past and present. It’s in this sublime setting, surrounded by spectacular mountain landscapes, you’ll serve at two daycare centers. Play with and teach pre-schoolers, help improve the playground, and repair and paint classrooms. You’re needed now more than ever – our host partners, the local women of Calderon, outside Quito, have joined together to create safe and nurturing spaces for children living in poverty. Families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds have much to give and learn as volunteers in Ecuador.


Volunteering in Ecuador to work with children abroad is a popular volunteer travel option for travelers with a genuine fondness of children who want to experience a life-changing opportunity to help develop underprivileged children’s skills and equip them for a brighter future in further education.



Volunteer Abroad with Intag Ecuador Our unique conservation volunteer projects help to support and develop some of the most precious natural habitats and animals on the planet, so when you volunteer to do conservation work with i-to-i you know you’re really making a direct difference to the world’s environment.



United Planet Volunteer Abroad programs are 100 % cultural immersion experiences. While you live with a family, you forge bonds and gain insight into the reality of life in another country. While you work in a local, sustainable project, you offer real help to a community in need.



Ubelong Volunteer Abroad Our two programs, Immersion and Expedition, advance international development efforts by offering short-term volunteering and educational opportunities throughout the developing world. Our programs offer a broad range of activities in different fields for people of all backgrounds.



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