Experience the diversity of Ecuador! Volunteer and live in an indigenous Kichwa community high in the Andes.
Experience the Sierra highlands of Ecuador! Live in an indigenous Kichwa community high up in the Andes. Be a part of rural agricultural Chimborazo communities where many families farm guinea pigs. Learn to prepare local delicacies with your host family. Help launch a small business through our unique micro enterprise program alongside local youth. Youth micro enterprises can include starting bakeries, selling artisan crafts, or even raising chickens.
Fee $5,995. Learn about what the fee includes here.
Chapter fees vary by location. Check with your local chapter for details.
Andean area: 9,000-14,000 feet
At night can be very chilly and windy! About 40F and during the day in the sun it can be warmer, in the mid 60’s. Sun and wind is very strong at such high elevation.
Rice, potatoes, cuy, habas
Ecuador is known for its diverse climates! This small country is divided into three main regions: Coast, Sierra highlands, and the Amazon jungle.
AMIGOS partners with Plan International, a non-governmental organization that works all over the world, on their social and financial education program in Chimborazo. This includes educational and training program on themes ranging from personal leadership to Finance 101.
FEPP is a private nonprofit that focuses on agricultural production and cooperatives - adding value to local produce and helping farmers get their products to the market. FEPP also does programming around youth leadership, civic participation, and interculturality.