Social Project Cotundo, Ecuador

4.5
22 reviews22

Teach English at the community school

Help a sustainable project
7 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Connect with the locals
13 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
12 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Music
Perform to entertain guests, children or local communities.
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.

Amount

US$ 25

Per week

Fee pays for

  • Donation to project

Description

Este aporte económico es destinado para comprar parte de su alimentación mientras dure su estadía en la familia comunitaria.

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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Support
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Availability

Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

Estamos buscando voluntarios que quieran venir a enseñar inglés a nuestros niños y jóvenes de la escuela comunitaria. El nivel del inglés es básico, si sabes un poco a nosotros nos ayuda mucho! A los niños y jóvenes, también les encanta compartir el tiempo con los voluntarios, ir al río y caminar por la selva :) Serás amorosamente recibido por nuestra comunidad! Estamos ubicados en medio de la Amazonia con un clima fresco.

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Requirements

  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 55 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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22 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Social Project

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 13 Meeting locals
  • 12 Immersing in the local culture
  • 12 Get in touch with nature
  • 11 Practicing Spanish
  • 10 Creating true social impact
  • 6 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 4. Quality education
  • 2 13. Climate action
  • 1 6. Clean water and sanitation

Hungary

5

My experience in the project was amazing. Just being there is already interesting, the work and the free time activities were only the extra. The work is fun, there is high variety in the tasks and working with Nelly who has an incredibly positive attitude can't be bad. It's located far from literally everything but the hikes nearby are wowww Muchas gracias por todo!! Espero que nos encontremos en el futuro

3 months ago

Czech Republic

5

The experience was challenging, but definitely worth it. Challenging because the place is located in the middle of the jungle, therefore accommodation is basic (but at least you get a feel of what it really feels like living in the jungle!), and the nearby shops only sell the bare amenities (bread, dried beans, etc.). The teaching itself, though, is rewarding. The kids at the project are keen to learn, and teaching them is a joy. Their level of English is basic, so we mostly played vocabulary games such as mime, hangman, or matching pairs. Seeing them make progress is the best reward!

6 months ago

Canada

5

I really had a great experience at the Yaku the project, the family made me feel like home and I really loved playing with children. It's a great opportunity to connect with nature and to get to know more about the community and how they live. When it comes to the English classes, the level is basic and you are free to do it on your own style, in my case I did a mix of class and games to practice what we saw. I hope to be back one day thank you!

7 months ago

Austria

5

In complete a experience I can fully recommend! My work was a mix of handyman, teaching and painting and I enjoyed it a lot. Only thing I was missing, was the cultural exchange. the project and his family are living quite far away from the volunteer house and the school. So I was not able to connect as much with the family, as I would have liked!

10 months ago

France, Metropolitan

5

Staying at the project was a great experience. But there are some improvements to do. For example, the communication isn't perfect. You might feel a little lost sometimes with your tasks and nobody to guide you. On the other hand, these are good moments to add your personal touch and ideas. Another thing is that the project is 20 minutes away from the community walking. That very point can make exchange with the family rare for some volunteers. However, if you make an effort to go to the family house, you will meet some great people, share meals and culture, and live memorable moments.

10 months ago

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