Volunteer in the Amazon of Ecuador

Volunteers work with local Amazon youth who study at the Yachana Technical High School where learning is focused on five main areas:

  • Rainforest conservation
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Renewable energy
  • Animal husbandry
  • Ecotourism
  • Micro-enterprise development.

Volunteers normally work hands-on with experiential education projects related to one or more of the above areas in addition to teaching English to the resident high school students.

In the past, volunteers have built student housing, classrooms, repaired water treatment systems, replaced solar panels, and constructed a two-way radio tower.

There is plenty of work for those interested in alternative energy and innovative solutions, both hallmarks of Yachana.

The ideal volunteer would have experience in Environmental Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Biology, Forestry, or Art.

We request that volunteers speak basic conversational level Spanish.

The school, designed to provide access to life-changing education to high school-age indigenous and mestizo students, was opened in 2005 to benefit those who live in the remote rural communities throughout the Amazon region of Ecuador.

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