Volunteering in Ecuador
As its name slyly suggests, Ecuador lies directly on the equator, in the northwest corner of South America. Volunteering in Ecuador, you will see the many great contrasts of this country.
Hardly any other country allows you to travel through so many different impressive landscapes within such a short time. In the west, you’ll find the mangrove-bordered Pacific coast with its beautiful sandy beaches, in the east the Amazon basin, with its almost impenetrable jungle.
The two plateaus are separated in the centre of the country by the mighty Cordillera Real mountain range. On average, these mountains “only” reach a height of 3000 m. To the north, over 20 volcanoes tower over the surrounding landscape, among them the highest active volcano in the world, with a height of 5897 m.
Despite its position on the equator, Ecuador has a widely-varied climate, and volunteering in Ecuador, you will experience the climatic contrasts. Depending on its distance above sea level, a region may be subject to a moderate or tropical to subtropical climate. This is something to consider as you pack your luggage for volunteering in Ecuador.