As a volunteer or intern you will always start your journey in Quito. Quito is the base of operations of Local Dreamers. With a few exceptions, you´ll have a minimum stay of 3-4 weeks in Quito regardless of the projects you have chosen to participate in. In this way we can optimally host, support and eventually prepare you for your project in the Amazon rainforest, at the coast or on the Galapagos Islands after you have arrived in Ecuador. Above all, you´ll be able to follow our Spanish language course, provided by our private teachers. You will feel more comfortable, because you will have the time to get acclimatized to a new environment, get used to the Spanish language and to feel at ease within our organization and with our people.
It is possible as well to work as an intern in the projects of Local Dreamers. As a student of an Intermediate Vocational School (IVS), a Higher Vocational School (HVS) or University (U), Local Dreamers is the ideal location for your social-, pedagogical-, environmental-, sports- or economical-related (graduate) internship or traineeship. You´ll be guided intensively on a high level by an English and Spanish speaking professional.
The words volunteer and intern can be used interchangeable on this website.
English is a language that every Ecuadorian would like to learn. The language is a gateway to better opportunities and will improve their position in the labor market.
Although the name Soccer School suggests that the school is only meant for playing football, we also want to introduce other sports like athletics and frisbee to the children.
The Talent School project is in a nutshell what Local Dreamers tries to embody. Sharing our talents with people that do not or barely have the opportunity to develop their own talents.
Children of parents, who do not have the possibility to pay for an expensive swimming course, can literally learn to keep their heads above the water at our swimming school.
Together with a close group of Ecuadorian and international volunteers, social workers and psychologists, you’ll immerse in our newest local partner project.
Every day you and your fellow volunteers work in the middle of the Yasuní National Park with a traditional ‘Huaorani’ tribe. English classes, eco-tourism, social work, and sports.
Would you like to make your specific knowledge on health care count where it’s needed most? At this project there is a diversity of healthcare disciplines you can get involved in. Also for interns!
In this project, located on the beautiful Ecuadorian ‘costa’, you will be submerged in the laid-back coastal life of Canoa, an upcoming village where fishery has made room for tourism.
The Galapagos Islands may just inspire you to think differently about the world. In a ‘flora project’ you can contribute to the preservation of the stunning biodiversity!
In this partner project, you will be submerged in the relaxed and laid-back coastal life of Puerto López, an upcoming village where the people live from fishery and tourism.