Become a Volunteer



Step 1: Research UBECI’s project offerings in order to determine which project is the best fit for you.

What professional skills and experiences do you bring to the table? Are you traveling alone or as a member of a group? How long will you be volunteering for? What do you hope to take away from your experience volunteering with UBECI? Please note that it is unideal for short-term volunteers (1-2 weeks) to work as members of the NGO Support Team, as these projects generally unfold over the course of weeks or months.


Step 2: Contact the Program Director of our community partner, Volunteer Connection Ecuador, at

Please indicate your project(s) of interest, date of arrival, and length of stay. The VCE staff will provide you with detailed information regarding how to sign up through one of their partner volunteer placement programs. Volunteers at UBECI are required to apply by way of an established volunteer placement program; we do not accept independent volunteers. VCE ensures that volunteers have access to resources such as safe and affordable housing, Spanish lessons, airport pickup, and around-the-clock support.


Step 3: Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! 

Complete all required pre-departure tasks as outlined by your volunteer placement program, and share your plans with family and friends. While it is not required, UBECI encourages volunteers to fundraise and/or collect much-needed supplies prior to their trip. UBECI is always in need of:

‌‌• Monetary Donations

‌• Vitamins

‌• First Aid Kids

‌• Party Supplies (e.g., balloons, face paint, bubbles, stickers)

‌• Books (preferably in Spanish)

‌• Craft supplies, writing utensils and notebooks


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with UBECI!

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact our Program Director at