Classifieds – Jobs in Ecuador

Handmade Recycled Paper from Ecuador – Ecopapel is handmade recycled paper stationery individually decorated with wildflowers. Buy Recycled paper invitations, recycled business cards and environmentaly friendly gifts in Ecuador. It is made in Ecuador, South America as part of a community development project.

Rio Muchacho – is an organic farm on the coast of Ecuador, deep in the montubio culture It is a model farm for the coast and practices permaculture, organic farming, and reforestation etc. A community environmental school has also been developed close to the farm. Volunteers participate in the farm activities or in the school in the morning and develop their own projects in the afternoon. Wednesday afternoon is cultural afternoon where volunteers do different activities eg, making chocolate, fishing river shrimp, excursion up river on horseback to see howler monkeys. Contact for more information.

Restaurant & Hotel Help Wanted

La Casa Sol – Otavalo located in the cascada de Peguche, Otavalo, Ecuador, needs chef of kitchen with experience in traditional mayan (Mexican) or Andean food (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia) or vegetarian asian food (thailand). we offer complete lodging at Andean House, remuneration on the basis of commissions, and availability of transport. interested people contact to:

Refugio Ecológico Playa Escondida– volunteers needed! We need people for projects involving: reforestation, cleaning and cooking in our restaurant, construction and maintenance of cabins, cleaning the beach litter, and more. Volunteers pay USD 8 per day, and for this they get a comfortable bed with mosquito net and 3 delicious meals a day (American breakfast, a vegetarian lunch or dinner, and a third meal including chicken, seafood or meat, if desired).In exchange we expect that they work 6 hours per day.

Tours and Travel

Experienced birding guides with appropriate equipment are needed year-round in the Amazon and Andes regions. Contact:

Community Development & Conservation (Volunteer)

Fundación Stuarium – is looking for creative volunteers with artisitic skills to paint murals / signs in the ecocity and do arts and crafts in the local schools. A one month commitment is preferred but not required. Please contact Nicola Mears or by telephone 593 5 398255

Ecoschools Program – Bahia Ecocity seeks volunteers with intermediate to advanced level Spanish to help in an Environmental Education programme involving 13 schools. Volunteers are required during the school year only ( mid April to the end of January ). Training is given therefore a 2 month minimum commitment is required. Please contact Nicola Mears or by telephone 593 5 398255

Eco – Volunteer South – America Urcu-Puyujunda – offers you the opportunity to do volunteering in Cloud Forest and the city of Quito. You will experience a different ecosistem and culture. The project Cloud Forest is located in an Eco-lodge by the road Nanegalito – Mindo in Las Tolas village. Also if you would like to help to the poor and disabled children you can work in the city of Quito in orphanage, children of the streets home, disabled children school.

Fundación Familia Salesiana – from the beautiful highlands of Salinas de Bolívar has exciting opportunities for marketing professionals with 3 or more years experience to develop a community based cooperative into a global business. The cooperative currently produces cheese, chocolates, textile products, essential oils, artisan crafts and many other items. There are currently 3 areas available for volunteer assignments: 1) domestic marketing 2) global marketing 3) product branding/packaging. Food and lodging arrangements are negotiable. For more information, please email – We work for children and youngsters. Our little ones are poor: healthy or ill ones. Our contribution is at day-cares, grammar and primary schools; orphanages; retention, street children and health centres; public hospitals, etc. We are a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, where no one gets any salary, we are all volunteers, Our mission is to enhance the well being of Ecuadorian children by working with them to solve their most pressing health, educational and environmental problems. We offer numerous short and long-term volunteer-learning Spanish opportunities. Please visit our web site, above.

Santa Martha – is part of Fundacion Espiritu del Bosque, a fully registered non profit organisation in Ecuador, that helps to rehabilitate illegally trafficked wildlife. The fundacion comprises 4 projects, a vets centre, where all animals go first for essential care and treatment. Then they will either go to Santa Martha to be rehabilitated into their natural environment once again, or to a smaller centre which caters only for baby animals, again to rehabilitate and release them. The 4th project is the Andean Spectacled Bear tracking centre which monitors released bears to ensure their ongoing welfare and survival. Volunteers can volunteer in any one, or all four, of these projects, which allows a great feeling of achievement – to be involved with the animal from its initial entry to its final release. If you take a look at you can get a feel for some of the work we do.

Yanayacu Biological Station & Center for Creative Studies – is a new organization in the cloud forests of the north eastern Andes. Volunteers pay only USD 7 per day with all food and lodging included. Projects to help with range from community outreach to reforestation, trail development, teaching aid development, and pure scientific research. Volunteers work on ongoing and small data collection projects that often result in shared authorship with the supervising biologists. Please contact for further information.

SATHYA SAI PRIMARY SCHOOL IN HUMAN VALUES – Seeks Volunteer English teachers for a free primary school for children from low income families. Located in Bahia de Caraquez Ecocity on the mid coast near Canoa & the beach ! The school focuses on human excellence and tries to provide a new opportunity for the children of the area. Accommodation in a beautiful setting and first class vegetarian meals. Minimum of two month commitment preferred, however could be less.
Contact: Alfredo Harmsen –


PERMACULTURE WORKSHOPS at Sacha Urcu (Cloud Forest). 19 days of theory and practice on Organic Agriculture in a Cloudforest situation. Duration: 19 days, from September 9th to September 28 th . Some workshop contents will be: Human Settelments Design, Seeds: organic production and exchange, Family Food Gardens , Stapple Crops and Fruit Orchards, Cooking Natural Foods, Poultry Management, Acuaculture Sistems, Black and Greywater Management, Agroforestry & Wildlife Management, Natural Building. Legal Permaculture Certificates (International Permaculture Academy). See also our Volunteering Program at Sacha Urcu at our the web site

Apprenticeship in organic agriculture – 1 month long introductory practical and theoretical courses At Rio Muchacho Organic Farm, close to Bahía de Caráquez Ecocity on the coast of Ecuador . Combine travel and study, experience a new culture and learn Spanish. Course Content includes: Orientation, visit to Ecoprojects in Bahía Ecocity; Spanish classes; principles of organic farming; organic fertilizers; plant associations and rotations; organic standards and certification- inspection; worm culture; biodynamic farming; permaculture; double dig gardening; general- seed saving, Irrigations systems, Plant propagation; pest and disease management- identification, traps and repellents, natural insecticide mulch gardening; and more! More information at,, Tel 593 5 2398255 (afternoons and evenings).

Río Guaycuyacu Reserve – is a family farm and nature reserve at the junction of two rivers in the rainforest lowlands of northwest Ecuador. Most of our cultivated land is in fruit orchards, with over 300 different species of fruits from around the tropical world. Our interest is in sustainable agriculture, using cover crops, alley cropping, and selective regeneration. Besides the orchards and nursery, there is a vegetable garden, other subsistence crops, and ornamental and medicinal plants. Farm chores are varied and give you an opportunity to do many different things- orchard and nursery work, food preparation (making jams, vinegar, chocolate, bread, tempeh etc.), construction (often using native materials like palm and bamboo), crafts, botany and natural history, gardening. You may also choose to work on your own projects, and you will have plenty of free time. Your stay could, if you wish, include some time spent living and working with any of several campesino neighbor families on their farms nearby.

Orphanages & Child Day Care

Do you enjoy working with children? There are a number of orphanages in Quito that regularly need volunteers. Additionally, on the coast, in the resort town of Atacames, is a non-profit daycare center for underprivileged children funded and run by Hotel Arcos Iris, that will trade room and board for full-time work. Basic Spanish and experience with children is essential. A further option is teaching English for room and board at the Genesis school in Bahia de Caraquez. Contact:

Volunteer in Ecuador. Eco-Volunteer UP offers you the opportunity to volunteer in the magical country of Ecuador, specifically in Quito.Orphanage project: In the last two decades the population of Ecuador has doubled with growing incidences of abandoned children and teenage mothers in the streets or hospitals. Growing poverty, lack of education and limited governmental resources further worsen the problem of street children and orphans in Ecuador. In the capital city of Quito, our local partners initiated wonderful efforts to protect the life of these vulnerable kids from further exploitation. In these projects, there is a need for volunteers who are willing to share their efforts and love for children.

Teaching English

English teachers wanted for the Sathya Sai school in Bahia de Caraquez Ecocity on the coast. This is a free school for children from low income families. The school provides a unique education opportunity for children based on human values & creative learning. A minimum commitment of 2 months is preferred. Please write to Alfredo at or

Medical Facilities

Clinica Misional “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe” – Physicians, nurse practitioners, and dentists are needed to volunteer at a modern clinic established in the Oriente region of Ecuador along the Peruvian border. It is located at a Catholic mission in the high tropics and serves an indigenous population. Bring enthusiasm and a knowledge of Spanish.

For Sale

Tour Operator, Travel Agency (Responsible / Environment Tourism) – Situated in the picturesque beachside Ecocity of Bahía de Caráquez ,10 years operating, established tours and routes, operation in Bahia, Canoa, Manta & Machalilla National Park, good contacts and clients, very interesting potential for expansion, good reputation and well written up in guide books, side income from sale of local crafts, computer, fax, telephones, sale could include 1 minibus and 1 jeep, sale could also include Rio Muchacho Organic Farm Stay- one of the main destinations of the agency. Call Nicola or Dario (evenings only) 05 2398255 or email

Ecopaper – Paper Recylcing Business Situated in the picturesque beachside Ecocity of Bahia de Caraquez more than 80 products developed, established national and export clients, very interesting potential for growth and export, important in providing alternative employment in the area, the largest producer of recycled paper in Ecuador, good lifestyle business for creative person with interest in community development/fair trade. Call Nicola or Dario (evenings only) 05 2398255

Land by the Sea – 2 adjoining sections 600sqm each, 100m from the sea but with good sea views, water and electricity. The sections are in Colinas de Alandaluz an eco-village development 15 mins from Puerto López. Please call Nicola Mears 05 2398255 (evenings only)

Organic Farm hostel – located north of Canoa close to the picturesque beachside Ecocity Bahía de Caráquez 10.1.1 ha total, 5 ha of organic crops: bananas, yuca, pineapple and vegetables 4 ha of fields for grazing & 1 ha forage crops, many fruit trees, large main house, and cabins for accommodation, popular tourist destination with established name within the country and in travel guides, reliable all year water supply, irrigation system, good yards, sale with or without animals, close association with community environmental school, website, could be sold with -Travel Agency / Tour Operator, Call Nicola or Dario (evenings only) 05 2398255

If you need a native Spanish writer (books author), a qualified Ecuadorian historian or a Spanish teacher please contact If you need a ride in Ecuador, I´ll help you, My 4×4 is at your disposal, I can guide you in a tour, I work in a branch of please contact me at

Interested in owning your very own hostal in the best tourist section? Would you like to welcome people from around the world. I am leaving the country soon and I’m selling my hostal. This midsized, well-maintained hostal has 30 beds with excellent facilities. Great income. For more information contact Xavier at:

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