Teaching & Education Volunteer Work Ecuador - South America

Ecuador Volunteers Program
Teaching Volunteer Project in Ecuador

Due to a lack in financial and human resources provided by the governmental authorities and local schools, the education in certain parts of Ecuador is very poor and therefore many socio-economic disadvantages students face learning difficulties. The aim of this project is to provide education to children's ages range from 4 to 12 years old and cover the lacking of teachers in rural and urban public primary schools. Teaching volunteers are more than welcome to participate in our schools in wide range of educational and professional backgrounds including English, math, music, manual arts, gymnastics and sports among other academic areas.

Our schools and ELEP welcome any volunteer who has a desire to share educational knowledge with students who are eager to learn. Our efforts are geared toward underserved populations who do not receive proper educational support and are therefore relegated to an unending cycle of poverty. Therefore, our teaching project is for those volunteers who are interested in working with underprivileged but energetic. Volunteers will collaborate as teachers’ assistants working side by side with Ecuadorian teachers, although in certain times they will be working as the principal teachers.

Volunteers are desperately needed in order to give these children the opportunity to receive a decent level of education so that they can have the chance to improve their standard of education and their standard of living as well

Teaching English Volunteer Project in Ecuador

Teaching English can be rewarding and personal fulfilling. Our teaching project available in Ecuador are for those volunteers who are interested in working with children and teaching English classes in rural or urban, primary or secondary schools. The majority of the schools lack teachers and qualified staff; therefore, English-speaking teachers are high required to teach in Ecuador. You don’t have to be a teacher to volunteer abroad on our English teaching project.

Teaching English in Ecuador is very challenging and you are very welcoming to volunteer in this project. You will find a warm welcome awaits you from our students and teachers. Help give Ecuadorian children a better future and make school fun, by teaching English.

Volunteer Responsibilities

As a volunteer teacher, you may either teach a class on your own or you may act as a teacher’s assistant within the classroom. Depending on your experience with teaching and your level of comfort in the classroom, you will be assigned a specific role.

As a volunteer teaching English, you will assist the English language teachers with lesson planning, pronunciation exercises, conversation, etc.

Our teaching volunteer project will provide you with invaluable classroom and language experience, especially if you are a future or current English teacher.


Although no formal teaching experience or qualifications are required, volunteers should have an enthusiastic interest in teaching while simultaneously being a notable role model for these children. Volunteers should be eager to teach and care for these children. Besides, volunteers should also enjoy working with children and be able to think on your feet and come up with creative ways of educating the children.

Since you will be teaching students, you will be expected to dress appropriately. No shorts or sleeveless shirts are to be worn and volunteers must maintain a presentable appearance. Working with children requires patience and flexibility. Volunteers should have a basic understanding of the Spanish language in order to effectively work within these school-based projects.

Project Location

Our project is located in Quito, Ambato, Latacunga, Otavalo, Ibarra, Cuenca, Salinas, Montañita, Guayaquil, Puerto Lopez and Galapagos.

Dates, Duration and Application Deadline

The project runs all year-round for 2 - 24 weeks in length and start every Monday so volunteer should arrive 1 or 2 days early. Volunteers choose their own start dates. Applications are accepted up to 2 weeks prior to departure.


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Quito - Ecuador / South America
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