Volunteering and internship opportunities

You can have a fun and educational experience while working and living in a Kichwa community. Experience indigenous lifestyle in the Ecuadorean Amazon and help the families in their daily work, social projects (health, education, etc.) and local agriculture. You can also help in the central office in Tena (advertising and marketing, strengthening of community tourism, etc.). Small and big groups can come, as well as individuals. This is a great learning experience for high school and university students, religious groups, community service clubs and individuals. All age groups are welcome.

If you want specific information on one community project, volunteering or internship opportunities, please send us an email with the following information, mentioning "volunteers" in the subject of the email:

  • Number of person(s)
  • Name and surname (and/or name of the institution you represent if applicable)
  • Nationality and age
  • Education level
  • Expectations (work in the community or in the office, social projects, etc.)
  • Contact details

For groups over 10 people, there is a small fee of 20 USD per person per day. Smaller groups will be given a lower fee. The fee is used for food and accommodation expenses. You are responsible for the costs of transportation and material to be used.

For internships:

In addition to the above mentioned information, students who are interested in internships should send:

  • A request to RICANCIE coordinator
  • The corresponding documents from the school
  • A copy of the final report at the end of the internship

The student is responsible for the costs of transportation and accommodation.