Teach kids in the jungle!

Life as a volunteer at the Sacha Yachana Wasi Christina School


  • Minimum 18 years old

  • Minimum commitment of 4 weeks (the longer you stay, the less you pay!)

  • Cover food and lodging expenses (maximum of $399 per 4 weeks non-refundable / $249 for Ecuadorians. This includes a free amaZOOnico t-shirt)

  • Formal teaching experience and training is *not* mandatory, but patience and a love for children is a must

  • Professional attitude

  • Comfort residing in a remote tropical location with limited communication

  • Comfort working and communicating in a multicultural context

  • Fluent Spanish

  • A high school education

Why volunteer with us?


There are only 2 teachers, which is not ideal, as students of different ages have different educational needs!

So you will:

Be teaching over 30 students ages 3-11

Help allow for more specialized educational opportunities and increased efficiency

Assist in overseeing any age groups or subjects ranging from arts and crafts for young students to mathematics and language courses for older students


On the button below, you'll find answers to common questions. If you don't find the answer you need, please feel free to send us an email and we will be happy to help info@amazoonicorescue.org

If you are interested in helping us, but can't join us in person, drop us an email. We are in need of people with computer skills to help with everything from social media to graphic design to app development!


Steps to become a volunteer here:

  1. Fill in the application form above.
    We will get back to you within a week.

  2. If your application is accepted, you will then need to make the volunteer fee payment to reserve your spot.

  3. Come, help, and enjoy !

Program Fees

The program fee covers your food and lodging expenses. The minimum stay is 4 weeks. We offer a discount of $10 per week for week 5 to 8 and $20 per week for week 9+.


4 weeks $399

5 weeks $488.75 $498.75 ($10 saved)

6 weeks $578.50 $598.50 ($20 saved)

7 weeks $668.25 $698.25 ($30 saved)

8 weeks $758 $798 ($40 saved)

9 weeks $837.75 $897.75 ($60 saved)

10 weeks $917.50 $997.50 ($80 saved)

11 weeks $997.25 $1097.25 ($100 saved)

12 weeks $1077 $1197 ($120 saved)


24 weeks $2034 $2394 ($360 saved)

36 weeks $2871 $3591 ($720 saved)


*Exceptional candidates from developing countries who can not afford to pay the full fee can apply for a discounted rate by sending their CV and motivation letter to: info@amazoonicorescue.org