Lend a Hand

Water Ecuador has a diverse, dedicated team engaged in research, education, and advocacy efforts to improve access to clean water for millions of people.  See how you can help!

Volunteer time and knowledge
You can get involved by “tabling” for Water Ecuador at local events, assisting in webdesign and other graphic design needs, raising donations for our organization, and many other activities depending on your particular interests and expertise. If you are a high school or college student looking to start a club or organization, email mferoleto@waterecuador.org to find out ways to get involved at your school.

Join the team
Our team is comprised of people from Ecuador, Australia, and everywhere in between, with a wide variety of backgrounds. Open positions include: Digital Media Manager and Content Manager. To browse all open positions, click here!

Volunteer Abroad
In Latin America (including Ecuador, Mexico, Peru), past volunteers have built water treatment systems, taught in schools about the importance of safe water and good hygiene, tested water sources for microbial and chemical contamination, and worked to strengthen the administrative structure of our organization.

Successful volunteers in Latin America have been:

  • Ready to change the world
  • Passionate and energetic
  • Able to adapt to new and unfamiliar circumstances
  • Able to develop and implement a project without a lot of oversight
  • Adventurous—willing to try something new and make mistakes along the way
  • Fluent or conversational in Spanish

If this sounds like you, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will email you about your potential volunteer experience.

We also run a research fellowship program for college students and recent graduates. A Water Ecuador Research Fellowship description for 2016 can be found here: Research Fellowship Description.  Though applications are accepted on a rolling basis, we ask that college students applying for internships submit a cover letter and resume directly to dschwarz@waterecuador.org by February 25th.

Click here to read an NBC News article which recommends Water Ecuador as a great volunteer opportunity in Latin America, and read more about a Water Ecuador’s volunteer experience with Water Ecuador: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hispanic-heritage-month/thinking-volunteering-trip-check-these-3-latin-america-n215491

If you have any questions, email info@waterecuador.org. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you arrange an educational and inspiring volunteer experience!