Mindo Cloud Forest

Volunteers in Mindo Cloud Forest will be living in the world’s number one hot spot for birdwatching. Volunteers will be working with the community on tourism projects and acting as a translator for bird watching tours and at times helping with the conservation of the environment. Mindo is a little bit more like a touristy vacation than other programs so dont expect as much sweat and dirt but do expect to have a great time in one of the most beautiful spots in Ecuador.

Why This Volunteer Work Project is Important

The community has realised that the reason tourists come to Mindo Cloud Forest is because of its pristine forests and large array of birds and animals which means they have to conserve the forest and its wildlife at all costs. Community Tourism projects help guarantee a source of money that does not come from the deforestation and extraction of natural resources from the cloud forest which is one of the only regions left in Ecuador that has not already been destroyed.

The Volunteer Perfect for this Program

– Speaks little or no Spanish at all but still wishes to Volunteer
– Passionate about the conservation of Birds and Bird Watching

Volunteer Tasks

– Guiding /translating for tourists
– Help with Bird Watching Tours and Conservation Projects

Volunteer Expectations:

-Volunteers will be volunteering between Monday to Friday with weekends free for leisure time or travel around Ecuador.
-Apt to simple living
-Able to be self sufficient
-Volunteers are responsible to bring their own food to prepare meals in the kitchen facilities provided


$485 USD per month
$435 USD three weeks
$360 USD two weeks

Price Includes:

* Day 1: Airport pickup and first nights accommodation in Quito
* Day 2: Transfer to orientation in Riobamba / home stay
* Homestay in shared volunteer accommodation
* Training and Support
* Work Reference / Volunteer Certificate
* Contribution to the community

Volunteers also receive discounts on Mountain Climbing and Trekking Expeditions.

Minimum Time Spent Volunteering

– 2 week minimum
(Maximum 4 Volunteers at a Time)

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