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Teach English & Volunteer in Ecuador

3 month volunteer teaching in Ecuador including 120 hour On-line TEFL certificate, accommodation, meals and orientation - volunteer in Amazon, Quito or Galapagos!

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Sprinkle a splash of sparkling local hospitality and mix with snowy mountain peaks and steamy Amazonian jungle. Add combination of colonial Spanish and Latin American influence, blend with volcanic islands, pristine pacific coastline, colorful Andean villages and you get Ecuador, one of the most diverse countries on earth!

See the world from a different perspective! Take part in the Volunteer Ecuador program! Total package cost:


  • Volunteer in Quito, Amazon or Galapagos
  • 120 Hour On-line TEFL certification
  • 3 month program
  • Choose from a variety of exciting teaching projects
  • Orientation in Quito provided
  • Accommodation & meals provided
  • Ongoing start dates

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What's included?

  • 3 month placement teaching English in Ecuador
  • 120 hour Advanced TEFL Certificate
  • Airport transfer via shuttle bus / then pick up at drop off point
  • Orientation upon in arrival in Quito including free accommodation
  • Accommodation* throughout placement
  • Meals provided (please note, where accommodation is home-stay with a local family, a small food contribution* may be requested of approximately £30-£60 per month)
  • Visa assistance
  • Expert guidance and support from an experienced local team
  • Assistance in finding TEFL placements in other countries after your placement
  • Free latest edition Lonely Planet E-guide to Ecuador

*Please note, surcharge of between US $25 / night (Quito) or US $35 / night (Galapagos) (including monthly food contribution) for host family may be applicable but is not always required. Your representative will check about the surcharge and can confirm before any booking whether this will be required or not.


Arrival dates for volunteering abroad

  • Early January & September – for Quito & Amazon placements
  • Early March & August – for Galapagos


  • Ongoing


What are the application requirements to volunteer abroad?

We are looking for candidates who can help make a difference, share their culture and make a positive contribution by volunteer English teaching in Ecuador! This program is open to bachelor’s degree holders of UK, USA, Canadian, South African, Australian or New Zealand nationality. Couples and friends are welcome to apply!

Please note - the Galapagos placements involve interacting with very young children. So, volunteers must be comfortable working with children aged between 1-6 years old.



Galapagos Islands - a unique opportunity to experience a place way off the beaten track! Teach at bilingual day-care centers (approx. 1-6 year olds) in a living, breathing natural wonderland!

Quito – soak up Ecuador’s effervescent capital and teach at a local public school (elementary or high school placements).

Amazon – venture into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to teach in community schools. Placements teaching adults English for tourism and hospitality also available.

Walk into town

Why become an Ecuador volunteer?

  • Immerse yourself in the local community!
  • Teach English at local schools in Quito, Galapagos or Amazon
  • Promote cultural exchange
  • Three month volunteer placements teaching in Ecuador
  • Apply through Ecuador’s leading placement organization
  • Gather valuable teaching experience and embark on a lifetime adventure!

My role as a volunteer in Ecuador

Ecuador is a vibrant and optimistic nation with an emerging tourist industry.

The aim of this program is for volunteers to contribute to the academic development of local children and adults through assisting local Ecuadorian teachers or taking their own classes. The larger aim is to boost Ecuador’s tourist industry and international competitiveness. Participants are encouraged to get involved with school life and are welcome to organize extra-curricular activities such as sports competitions, culture, music, craft or arts events.

This is a unique opportunity to provide knowledge and guidance to Ecuadorian learners and support the country in its efforts towards a bright future!


Local highlights

  • Wander the historic cobbled streets of Quito’s atmospheric Old Town
  • Behold snow capped Volcán Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s second highest and most magnificent mountain peak!
  • Check out Otavalo’s wild craft market where everything from fake shrunken heads to designer handbags is available at ‘special price’!
  • Visit Cuenca, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage city that mesmerizes travelers and locals alike


What is TEFL?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and once you have completed a TEFL qualification, you can teach ESL abroad in a wide variety of countries. There are a few different types of courses for teaching English in Asia, the UAE and many unique destinations, however TEFL and TESOL courses (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are the most common.

How do I learn TEFL?

You can learn TEFL in a number of ways including university courses and even internships in various locations such as China and Argentina. English Language teaching allows you to broaden your horizons and gain experiences you will not find anywhere else. Learning TEFL will allow you to embark on various different adventures including teaching in Asia, South America and the Middle East and considering global language training is becoming increasingly popular, international schools are always crying out for additional ESL teachers.

Apply now to teach English in Ecuador!

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