Social Project Cotundo, Ecuador

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Trabajos de construcción y reforestacion

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Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice Spanish
6 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
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.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

los trabajos son suaves todo depende de tu energía y salud. queremos reforestar una área ganadera convertirla en un área llena de flores y frutas. esto ayudará para que a futuro podamos trabajar con un turismo consciente y sostenible. Estamos ubicados a una altitud de 1100 a 950 msnm. el clima es fresco (ni calor ni frio).

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 50 years old
  • Be from outside Ecuador
  • 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

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Hours & Tasks


Social Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

8 Get in touch with nature

6 Practicing Spanish

6 Meeting locals

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Creating true social impact

4 Developing social awareness



I really enjoyed my time at the project! The only issue for me was that we lived far away from the project and internet was scarce, therefore communicating was a bit of a difficulty at times, yet we spoke with the host in great length about this problem. I will never forget about the children at the school and the teaching was by far my favorite part of the exchange! I also thank the project for the fantastic tours we had! Unforgettable!

20 days ago



This experience was amazing. I really loved teaching the kids and getting to know them. We got a house to live in and there was three other volunteers in the house with me, it was perfect because we really helped each other out with the different tasks. Our host took us on some really beautiful hikes and we sometimes ate with him and the family. It was hard to say goodbye to all the kids in the end and to the beautiful jungle. But I will recommend people going here it's a really good experience ✨

25 days ago



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!

about 1 month ago

France, Metropolitan


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.

about 1 month ago



This was a very special and immersive experience for me. the eco village, Nelly and the kids were very welcoming and I soon found myself integrated into their small community. The volunteers are essentially given total freedom to deliver classes as they wish, so I enjoyed creating lesson plans with the children to study topics they wanted to learn. For those looking to leave a positive impact while having a meaningful cultural exchange, I highly recommend this experience!

3 months ago

Comunidad Jatun Yacu replied

Gracias por la observación...pero esa fue la idea. Crear esta necesidad pero primero debíamos incentivar para que vayan interesándose en aprender el inglés...hemos tenido varias sugerencias y creemos que ya es hora de seguir en el segundo paso. Realizaremos 2 grupo en el segundo grupo de niños.

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