We are dreamers

Local Dreamers is an organization that is founded by a small group of young idealists.
It is created out of the passion for South-America in general and Ecuador in particular.

Our History

We are a young team that operates with speed, openness, involvement, passion and dynamism. Every day we try to share our dreams with the community and we try to make the dreams of the community come true. We do it with a lot of energy and fun, but above all with an important goal: to contribute to a world that makes people happy. Step by Step.


Our mission

To create an inspiring and safe learning environment in which Ecuadorian children, youngsters and international volunteers can discover, develop, share and connect their talents and dreams with each other. We focus on the needs of both worlds and connect their different cultures and people with one another.

What we do


With the knowledge, talents, energy and experience of our volunteers, we try to be of added value to local projects and its users. Projects that have a foundation to exist, even without our presence. With our own initiatives we try to answer to local needs or to bridge the gap between the rich elite and the poor lower class of Ecuadorian society.
By opening conversations with people, by telling and most of all by listening and by cooperating we try to emancipate people. A better position in the labor market or just a smile on a face, a small change is often as valuable as a big one.
An experience in a completely new culture leaves a lasting impression with our volunteers and interns and shakes them out of their daily lethargy.

You´ll learn to put things into perspective and you´ll realize how comfortable life at home actually is. This environment provides the perfect platform to develop yourself. We value and put a lot of effort into the personal development of our volunteers and interns. We give you the space and opportunity to fill in your own dreams.
A short time abroad, living in a country with its own lifestyle, own traditions, humour, problems and challenges. How does that affect you? And them? Together you´ll live, laugh, dream and work together intensively. The perfect ingredients for intercultural relations, friendships and experiences for life.
10 other reasons to choose Local Dreamers as your organization.


Aldert Schriemer
Aldert Schriemer
Founder & Director

Socially involved and broadly oriented | Down to earth and caring | Team player | Keeps a stiff lip but is sparkling on the inside | Knows Ecuador like the back of his hand

Docente Spaans Karla Schriemer
Karla Angélica
Volunteer and internship programming

Love for teaching | Involved and passionate | Bachelor of Science in Education | Love for nature | Optimistic and enthusiastic | In love with cinema and acting | can’t live without chocolate

Paulina Maldonado
Spanish teacher

More than 15 years of experience as a Spanish teacher | Great empathy towards her students | Social, friendly and helpful | Lover of culture, history and films | Enjoys long walks

Volunteer work in Ecuador
Andrés Zambrano
Guide and coordination assistant

Teacher | Talent to draw | Sports lover | Great love for different cultures | Outgoing and friendly | Dynamic | Team work | Always positive

Renata Huanga
Guide and coordination assistant

Environmental Engineer| Talent for crafts | nature lover | Passion for travel | Super friendly | Crazy about healthy food | Great friend | Ready for new challenges

Emiel Gieles
Marketing coordinator

Global Business & Sustainability | Great sense of responsibility | Personal, honest, eager to learn and committed | Breathes football | Music enthusiast & language lover | Enjoys incredibly relatable humor

Volunteer designer Ecuador project
Patrick Loonstra
Branding & Design

On a voluntary basis, Patrick developed our new Local Dreamers brand: logo, font and project icons are designed by Patrick.
Check his website Patrickloonstra.nl for more of his work.

José Luis
Airport pick-up

Certified driver| Sociable and friendly | Love for fishing and painting | Culinary skills in typical dishes | Enjoy sharing long and entertaining conversations