As a Ceiba Ecuador volunteer you will put your knowledge and skills to work for habitat conservation, reforestation, environmental education, and scientific research.  

Why Volunteer for Ceiba?

Make a tangible contribution! Ceiba is dedicated to conservation of tropical ecosystems, and works with local people to protect natural resources and develop sustainable ways of living.  Volunteers make tangible and lasting contributions to our projects, and are long remembered by the communities where they work.

Gain valuable experience! Volunteering is a great way to get hands-on experience: whether it’s building trails, working with local communities, planting native trees, or surveying bird diversity!

Live in a foreign country! Our volunteers live and work in Ecuador, a vibrant South American country rich in culture, history, and biodiversity.

Learn Spanish! You will be immersed in local communities and work directly with local people in rural areas, where few people speak English but all are friendly and patient with volunteers as they improve their Spanish.

Volunteer Site

Situated on Ecuador’s gorgeous Pacific coast, the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve protects one of the largest remaining tracts of deciduous tropical forest (dry forest) in the coastal Manabí province of Ecuador.  Wake up to birdsong and the roar of howler monkeys in the bamboo volunteer house.  After a hard day’s work, helping on trails, reforestation, or surveying wildlife, enjoy the sunset from one of several nearby beaches, or hike up to the lookout to enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean.

Volunteer Rates

Nationals** Internationals**
   Daily rate for up to 1 week $25.00 $32.00
   Daily rate for 2-3 weeks $23.00 $30.00
   Monthly rate $400.00 $570.00

All overnight rates include three meals per day, Monday through Friday.

**Precios no incluyen IVA.  Volunteers who pay in-country for their stay must add Ecuador’s mandatory value-added tax to the above rates.