Volunteer Project in Ecuador
Our veterinary medicine volunteer program
in Ecuador is designed to provide a fun learning experience
for anyone who has an interest in animals and has a career
goal in the veterinary profession. This program provides a
unique opportunity for international veterinary medicine volunteer
work abroad, a chance to learn about animals and veterinary
medicine in general and specifically about the practice in
Your experience within one of our zoos working
with wild or domestic animals and with large or small animals
or within a small veterinary clinic working with small animals
in Ecuador will be a unique eye-opening, hands-on, mind-enriching
experience of a lifetime in veterinary medicine where you
will work side by side with highly qualified host country
Veterinarians. Placements are suitable for anyone interested
in volunteering abroad. Our veterinary medicine program is
available for college, under graduate and recent graduate
students taking a gap year or career break or for those professional
anxious in sharing their professional knowledge, experience
If you have a passion for working with animals,
either in the field of veterinary medicine or in a more general
animal care-oriented role, then our voluntary project is a
perfect way for you to gain some knowledge and put your skills
into practice in a developing world.
Volunteers will be involved in the day-to-day
duties of the veterinarian centers, NGOs or zoos and will
be working side-by-side with the regular staff in animal healthcare
issues. Volunteers will help and be involved in the following
- Assistance: volunteers will be assisting
with patients in filling and keeping animal records, preparation
for and recovery from surgery, handling medicines, diagnostics
and administering treatments for diseases of pets, etc.
- Veterinary Surgery: Surgeries at our local
spay/neuter clinics of dogs and cats and veterinary department
of zoos. Inexperienced vet volunteers will participate in
surgical pack sterilization while experienced vets will perform
surgery, under the supervision and assistance of licensed
host country veterinarians.
- Immunizations for parasite management and
- Vaccinations: Vaccinations of livestock.
- Laboratory Work: volunteers will be assisting
with animal exams, post-mortems, and meat inspections.
Note: Due to the nature of shelter medicine,
the exact activities will vary by season.
This project is an ideal opportunity for
animal and veterinary loving volunteers. Everyone can help
and make a real difference in the health of animals. There
are no specific qualifications required. Our program is open
for students and professional of veterinary or anyone who
has passion for welfare of animals. Basic knowledge of Spanish
as minimum and good physical shape/health are recommend.
Our project is located in Quito.
Accommodation and Meals
During the stay in the program, volunteers
will live with a carefully screened host family which will
provide with a single, clean, modest, comfortable and safe
room as well as local meals three times a day. No lunch on
Dates, Duration and Application Deadline
The project runs all year-round for 4-12
weeks in length and start every Monday so volunteer should
arrive 1 or 2 days early. Volunteers choose their own start
dates. Applications are accepted up to 2 weeks prior to departure
or start date.
Volunteer will be met outside the airport
terminal by an ELEP representative holding a placard with
your name on it. Please provide us your flight information
up to 2 weeks prior departing from your home-country so that
a punctual pick-up/meeting can be arranged.
Application Fee: $ 100
Volunteer Program Cost: 750 for 4 weeks. Every extra week
is $ 126.
Application fee: $ 100
$ 750. 1 weeks of Spanish lessons + accommodation/meal
+ 3 volunteer project
$ 1350. 2 weeks of Spanish lessons + accommodation/meal +
6 volunteer project
$ 1900. 4 weeks of Spanish lessons + accommodation/meal + 9 volunteer project
- Meeting you at Quito Airport
- Full pre-departure support
- Local in-country support
- Food (3meals per day)
- Spanish tuition