Volunteering in Ecuador's Cloud Forest


As part of your volunteer experience you can conduct an independent research project on a topic of your interest. With ten years of experience supervising research projects, we will give you ideas and supervision during your project. You can study different subjects from wildlife to agriculture. This opportunity will contribute to your personal and professional life, by gaining self-directing skills and research technics, in addition your work will help us increasing our knowledge of the reserve.


Please write your interest on this option in your application form or tell us during your first days at the reserve

Volunteering at La Hesperia is a unique opportunity to learn about sustainable living while supporting vital conservation and social work in the cloud forest of Ecuador. La Hesperia strives to be a model of sustainability, and with over 10 years of experience hosting international volunteers, we have a proven track record in ensuring that volunteers contribute directly to our work and also have a fun and educational experience.

Therefore, your experience will not only help us achieve our goals and contribute to the conservation of the environment, you will also develop new skills and learn about organic agriculture, alternative animal production, bio-food production, forestry, sustainable wood production, eco-construction, and alternative energy. You will also have the opportunity to improve your Spanish speaking ability and meet a lot of great people from all over the world!

In addition to the work being done at La Hesperia, we have a variety of weekly activities to contribute to the educational experience by increasing your knowledge on topics associated with the cloud forest and sustainable living. To learn more specific details about volunteering at La Hesperia, please contact us.

In addition to offering our volunteer and internship programs we are very flexible and open to prospective volunteers’ ideas for other activities or projects. If you have an idea, just send us an email explaining what it is so we can work out the details and determine if the idea could be put into practice at the Reserve!

Additionally, you can visit our Testimonials page to see what experiences previous volunteers have had at La Hesperia. 


Applying as a Volunteer

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to fill out our application, which is located under the “Contact” tab in the left panel under the sub-tab titled “Volunteer Application”. For more information and questions about applying, please contact us directly.