Volunteer with Street Children in Ecuador


Your compassion and warm enthusiasm can drastically change the lives of underprivileged children who are living on the streets of Ecuador. This volunteer with street children program in Ecuador needs your help.

  • Make a grand difference in the lives of impoverished children for as low as $316
  • Always feel safe and secure with day and night in country support
  • Reputable and trustworthy volunteer with street children opportunity in Ecuador 
  • Explore a new part of the world and make a difference in it as well

Poverty is increasing and education is lacking in Ecuador. The population has doubled in the last two decades and one of the results is a growing population of abandoned children. The government has limited resources to allocate to the problem of street children and orphans in Ecuador.

Our volunteer abroad with street children in Ecuador program collaborates with numerous organizations – positioned in rural and urban communities – who provide much needed assistance to a growing number of at-risk children throughout Ecuador. Our volunteers in order to help street children in Ecuador will take up "buddy roles" in an attempt to connect with the disadvantaged children who may choose the streets or less desirable options that are counter-productive to their education and a brighter future.

Role of Volunteer

Your range of work with the volunteering overseas with street children in Ecuador commitment is based on your experience or interests. You can teach English, music, mathematics, computer skills, or assist in cooking and serving meals to the children. There are chances to educate the children in issues of personal hygiene/sanitation, ensure they complete their homework, and simply spend quality time with these often-abandoned children.

Personal attention from volunteers goes a significantly long way. Furthermore, you can assist with reintroducing these children into their communities – ensuring that they become productive members of society.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications required to join the volunteering with street children in Ecuador project 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.

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.

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