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Interested in Free or Low Cost Volunteer Opportunities? Join us in Quito, Ecuador!
Posted March 18th, 2009 - 1:51 pm by from Portland, United States (Permalink)
Hiya CouchSurfers!

I work for Idealist.org, a nonprofit org that helps to connect people, ideas and resources to make the world a better place.

One of our latest projects is helping to inspire and facilitate connections between local NGOs and foreigners in Latin American countries. Specifically, we're targeting the people who can't or don't want to pay to volunteer. There are a lot of those people out there.

So we're going to be hosting an event dedicated to international volunteers in Quito, Ecuador on March 25th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. And we'd love it if you could come! Of course, it's FREE.

Current or former volunteers: Please join us to share experiences, resources and lessons learned.

Prospective volunteers: Please join us to talk about the challenges of volunteering locally, learn how to become involved without paying a ton of money, find out more about the nonprofit Open House week we are coordinating, which is a week where nonprofits will be opening their doors for you to check out their projects.

Everyone: Please join us to gain insight into the Ecuadorian volunteer landscape, meet other like-minded people, and give your ideas on how Idealist.org can better support you.

The event will be held in partnership with the United Nations Volunteer Programme in Quito. The address is:

Casa Común de la ONU (Amazonas 2889 y la Granja)

To RSVP, please go to www.idealist.org/volunteerinecuador.

Please pass along this link to anyone and everyone you know who is interested in helping out their local community. Please also keep in mind that the event will be held in English.

Thanks, and hope to see you there!

Posted February 8th, 2010 - 8:40 pm by from Denver, United States (Permalink)
I'm not located in Ecuador, but would love to be kept in the loop about opportunities to volunteer for free or low cost. Could you post your findings on this page?

Posted March 16th, 2010 - 10:24 pm by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
i'm arriving in Ecuador in April, i'm interested to know if theres any more meetings, events etc. and what free volunteer work is available in ecuador, and other counties in south America.
I'm particularly interested in animal sanctuaries, permaculture, and grassroots activist organisations (not NGO's)

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