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Volunteering

Interested in Volunteering?

If your visit or retirement leaves you with some extra time, and you’d like to help the local Cotacachi residents in need, there is an abundance of options. Take a look and volunteer or donate.

PLACE OF HOPE

A nourishing meal for everyone. Our program is well known in Cotacachi for its respectful and affectionate attention to the elders, and is highly appreciated by local organizations, communities and barrios.

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COTACACHI SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The Cotacachi Special Olympics Athletes Club is a newly formed group that supports people with disabilities within the community.

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COTACACHI HEALTH CHAPTERS

Cotacachi Health Chapters seeks to provide a measure of security for its members based on cooperation, mutual support, and the sharing of resources. When faced with a medical emergency, the goal is to provide the resources to help navigate this new medical system.

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EQUINE THERAPY & COUNSELING FOR KIDS

Created in 2008, Empowerment with Horses® is an innovative method that offers deep and lasting learning in coaching or therapy sessions through interactions with a herd of horses.

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MAKIPURAY – COTACACHI VOLUNTEER CENTER

We are a small group of foreigners (“expats”) living in Cotachi. Our mission is to provide Cotacachi with a single centralized location where local groups, volunteers and donors can meet each other.

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AMICI CANNIS FOUNDATION & ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Amici Cannis Animal Hospital & Foundation is a non-profit organization (registered 501c3 in the US and Non-profit in Ecuador) seeking funds to provide low cost sterilization and health care to animals in need in Cotacachi, Ecuador and surrounding communities. Our sterilization model will hopefully be repeated in other parts of Ecuador as well as other developing countries to help solve the street dog problem!

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COTACACHI HONEY FUND

The Cotacachi Honey Fund provides beehives, equipment and training for small scale farmers in Ecuador. The Fund also purchases honey from these farmers at above fair trade prices and sells it in the United States, providing families with a reliable and consistent income source.

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UNO A UNO – ECUCATION FOR LIFE

Uno a Uno is about equality of opportunity, creating new possibilities in underserved communities through access to innovative and personalized education.

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FUNDACION BOLIVAR EDUCATION

This project was created in 1977. Its main goal is to improve the quality of life of the 43 indigenous communities it represents. It also hopes to contribute to the construction of a fair, more equal intercultural society, reduce poverty levels, empower people in self-management, expand the democratic participation of the communities and strengthen their ancestral wisdom and social organization.

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FINCA ELLIS
– SUSTAINABLE INDIGENOUS FARMING

Mission:
To serve the Andean community through sustainable farming, community involvement, and volunteer opportunities.

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CLOUD FOREST ADVENTURE

A great chance to experience life in a remote, beautiful Andean community, sharing your own values and lifestyle with local people, and learning about theirs. This is your chance to make a difference, helping local people (and yourself) to make the most of life, through cultural interaction, teaching and/or shared farming and ecological activities.

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CHOICE HUMANITARIAN

Calling all changemakers! CHOICE Humanitarian is powered by a strong network of volunteers and interns around the world, contributing vital skills, enthusiasm and support for our mission and vision. We offer a range of unpaid internships and skilled volunteer opportunities. Are you looking for the opportunity to gain nonprofit experience while making a global difference? To offer your services, please apply for one or more of our available intern/volunteer positions.

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DEMOCRATS ABROAD

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.

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ASEA ADVANCING LIFE FOUNDATION

The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation provides both funding and manpower to support the efforts of charities around the world. In third world situations, we partner with organizations which address issues such as extreme poverty or who partner with local villagers to develop clean water, infrastructure, and ongoing education. In other parts of the world where that is not an issue, we seek out partners that support the needs and relief of children and families in need.

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CCUSA

Intern in one of several unique programs throughout the Americas. Assist in making a permanent global change in wildlife, communities, the environment and more!
Meet like-minded people from all over the world and friends to last a lifetime!
Build your resume while gaining global experience.

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RUNA TUPARI

Runa Tupari Native Travel is a tour operator specialized in rural community tourism. It was established in 2001 by the Union of Rural and Indigenous Organizations of Cotacachi (Unión de Organizaciones Campesinas e Indígenas de Cotacachi, UNORCAC) together with four indigenous communities in the District of Cotacachi – Ecuador.

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THE TANDANA FOUNDATION

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The Tandana Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers support for community initiatives in Ecuador’s Otavalo Canton and Mali’s Bandiagara District as well as intercultural volunteer experiences.

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HELPING KIDS IN ECUADOR (HKIE)

It all began…. with a jar…. on the counter….. of a restaurant in Salinas, Ecuador, May 2011. That jar had a picture of a little girl…that little girl needed medical help……

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BIBLIOTECA JUNTOS LEEMOS

A new library is coming soon.

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