Volunteer Teaching English in Ecuador

Do you have an interest in or experience with teaching? Do you enjoy working with children and traveling? Global Crossroad has an exceptional volunteer teaching English program in Ecuador that combines all of these passions.

  • Volunteering opportunity teaching English in Ecuador for as low as $316
  • Highly and positively reviewed since 2003
  • Always feel safe and secure with our constant in country support from our in country coordinator
  • Meaningful way to travel and explore a new country while improving the lives and futures of children

In Ecuador, the rapidly growing tourism industry - alongside the country's desire to rise within the global economy – has ignited a passion for learning the English language. As a country blessed with cultural and natural majesty, tourism has emerged as an increasingly viable means of generating income. Ecuadorians understand that English fluency better positions them for employment in the tourism industry and improves tourism programs, which in turn attracts more tourists.

Many local schools and agencies have requested Global Crossroad's assistance in recruiting fluent English teachers for their volunteer teaching English program in Ecuador. The ability to speak English accurately often ensures Ecuadorian students' success by equipping them with the skills required to compete in the growing global economy.

All schools in Ecuador are closed in July and August. Volunteers can either work in the rehabilitation program with disabled children or in day care centers with very young children in this period.

Role of Volunteer

Global Crossroad's volunteering opportunity teaching English in Ecuador is located in both urban and rural locations. Most of the volunteers in this project work as teachers in a private or public elementary school. Responsibilities of volunteers include teaching Basic English and practicing simple conversational English with the children. Additional help with health, sanitation and extra-curricular activities is also appreciated.

Volunteers will be involved in various activities such as:

  • Teaching Basic English
  • Developing children's English conversational skills
  • Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
  • Providing companionship for the children
  • Organizing and developing educational and creative activities
  • Supporting teachers
  • Educating children regarding personal hygiene
  • Participating/assisting in location-specific duties - routine maintenance, construction, etc.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications required to join the volunteering teaching English in Ecuador program, since the project staff will provide any necessary orientation and training to perform volunteer activities adequately. Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred. If you cannot speak Spanish, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish Language Studies program, which can run simultaneous to your volunteer project or immerse in this program for a week prior to your project start date. Individuals who are enthusiastic about caring for other and compassionate to the often-unfortunate situations of these children are desperately needed to join this volunteering work teaching English in Ecuador project.

Dates: Volunteer in Ecuador

All volunteer programs in Ecuador start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Prices: Volunteer in Ecuador

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Ecuador volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer opportunity in Ecuador application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Quito Galapagos
  1 Week   $266   $573
  2 Weeks   $427   $816
  3 Weeks   $588   $1,059
  4 Weeks   $749   $1,296
  5 Weeks   $910   $1,514
  6 Weeks   $1,071   $1,721
  7 Weeks   $1,232   $1,933
  8 Weeks   $1,393   $2,140
  9 Weeks   $1,554   $2,359
  10 Weeks   $1,715   $2,559
  11 Weeks   $1,876   $2,778
  12 Weeks   $2,037   $2,984

How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport Pick up/Transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Airfare Galapagos
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer
  • Food (if you are volunteering on the Galapagos Islands); Please allot $60-$70 a week to cover the cost of your meals)

The volunteering programs in Ecuador fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteering Teaching English in Ecuador