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Animal Shelter Arajuno, Ecuador

11 reviews11

Ayuda en una escuela Indígena en lo profundo de la Amazonia!

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
7 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
7 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


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to guests or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Ven a ayudar a una escuela indígena en el corazón de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana. Hay actualmente 16 niños en la escuelita de diferentes edades y una sola profesora, necesitamos tu ayuda!! Los niños tienen clase de lunes a viernes por las mañanas (de 7:30am a 12am) y necesitan ayuda especialmente en las materias de inglés y matemáticas. Por las tardes puedes socializar con los miembros de la comunidad, ir a pescar, al río, aprender sobre la cultura

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Additional Fee Required

Los voluntarios aportarán US$15 al día para cubrir los gastos de comida, manutención o financiar nuestra Organización.


  • Fluent Spanish or Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

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Hours & Tasks


Animal Shelter


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How this experience will transform you

7 Get in touch with nature

7 Immersing in the local culture

6 Developing environmental awareness

6 Meeting locals

5 Meeting international travelers

4 Developing social awareness



This position is for bioconstruction in Arajuno, while what I ended up doing was helping out in the school in Obepare, where Moi lives (about 1h from Arajuno). Despite previously asking twice, I was told the exact location only on the day of my arrival, when it was then too late to get to Obepare and I had to organise a last minute stay in Puyo. Overall, Moi didn't seem to care much about my stay there, so much so that at some point he left for Puyo without much explanation. After two days of him being gone, and without knowing when he would be back, I then decided to cut my stay short.

about 1 month ago



I had an incredible time during my stay in Obepare. The jungle has a lot to offer if you're open to new experiences, feeling out of your comfort zone and doing the best you can independent of the circumstances. Moi is a very interesting person but was not very present during my stay. The other volunteer and I were left in the house by ourselves a few times with limited communication with the hosts. The experience with the kids at the school was rich! The teacher is a very caring person! The school and the center of the community are 35 min walking from the house! Be prepared to walk a lot:)

3 months ago



I drove on my bike 🏍 and it's tough to get the community, there are taxis that will take you there for $15-$20. Besides that, the experience is great! Moi is awesome and his family/ friends are great as well and so helpful, my bike had one part damaged, they helped me fix it, I wouldn't have made it back without their help. The experience is not for everyone, you are literally inside the jungle, insects of all kind are everywhere. Bathroom is the jungle itself. Shower is the river, washer is the river as well, dryer is the air. There's wifi but little bit slow and limited.

7 months ago

United States


Moi, Fiona, and Tito are friendly hosts. the place is deep in the jungle, very unique experience. beautiful nature. and there is still some wifi available to stay connected. spider monkeys fun to play with. it was great to see the community arajuno. an intact community living with very little money. lots of food was fried with vegetable oil :( the school and arajuno is a 35 minute walk away from where moi lives. so it can be a little hard to be at school regularly. I learned some permaculture but want to learn more.

9 months ago



The experience was extremely positive for my purposes. It was a great opportunity to experience the community without it being touristic and to learn about Waorani's culture. Moi knows many trails inside of the forest and share a lot of knowledge about their culture. Important to describe that beyond the work in the project to build the refuge, the volunteers needed to cook their food and wash all the dishes most part of the days. Also, I suggest to the volunteers confirm the day fee before going to ensure nothing has changed. Although that points, I totally suggest the experience!

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by Moi

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Response Time
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