BaseCamp began working with volunteers in Ecuador in 2003. Since then, we have developed relationships with several community-driven organizations and we have worked on some sizeable group projects including a major public health study of 16 Amazonian villages in cooperation with the Red Cross. This study resulted in the construction of several septic/toilet facilities in these areas to help radically reduce water-borne pathogens.
The range of placements here is significant but some areas that are quite popular are childcare and youth programs in Quito and educational programs both in and out of the city. We also have a number of placements on several of the Galapagos Islands. However, keep in mind that these require a flight and park entrance fees on top of your program fee. If you are interested in a placement in the Galapagos and want to learn more about these additional costs, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.