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Broaden your horizons and gain valuable experience as you lend a hand to the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation. We offer a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities ranging from conservation, wildlife research, environmental education, and community development. Volunteers and interns stay at a comfortable biological station deep in the Lalo Loor Dry Forest Reserve, and participate in projects located in the reserve, the surrounding landscape, and neighboring rural communities.
Volunteer placements are for those who wish to make a meaningful contribution to ongoing projects, but are unable to make an extensive time commitment. We accept volunteers for as little as one week, during which you’d be amazed at how much you can accomplish! When you arrive at the reserve, you will be assigned to the project that has the greatest current needs, and best fits your skills and interests.
For those who can stay longer, and who are seeking a more in-depth and focused experience, our conservation internships are for you! Prior to traveling to the Lalo Loor Reserve, interns work with our US and Ecuadorian offices to assess which internship placements fit best with your skills and professional emphasis. Once on-site, you will enjoy close supervision, working with our staff on the project you’ve selected. Interns stay for as little as one month, or as much as a year, so you will also have a chance to improve your Spanish, immerse yourself in the local culture, and make lifelong friends.