An Introduction to Volunteering in Ecuador with Outreach International

Ecuador, named after its position on the Equator, is the second smallest country in South America. The Andes, rising to over 6,300 metres, form its mountainous backbone; the Pacific ocean, surf waves and golden beaches dominate the west, and the upper reaches of the Amazon rainforest fall off to the east. It's also one of our most popular destinations for gap year and career break volunteers, and we offer more choices of projects in Ecuador than in any other country. You can view videos detailing a selection of our Ecuadorian projects by visiting our Youtube channel at, or you can read about all our projects at