Volunteer alongside indigenous communities in the Andes Mountains

Your group’s adventure to Ecuador takes place in the Andes Mountains. Be welcomed into a remote indigenous community that has a long-standing partnership with our charity. Join a minga—a Kichwa word meaning “the coming together of people for the greater good”—and volunteer alongside community members on a sustainable development project. Experience a day in the life of a local family, meet members of a girls’ club, and transform your group’s perspective on the world as they take part in dynamic workshops and learn about pressing local issues. Give your group the inspiration and leadership skills to lead change in their school and community.

Trip Overview

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Start your group’s world- changing journey by speaking with us to get advice, tips, tricks and all your questions answered. Our team of travel experts are always just a phone call or email away!

Craft the perfect program

We’ll work with you to customize your trip’s itinerary and tailor your experiences to your group’s interests, learning needs and budget. We’ll give you advice and resources on fundraising, putting a group together and more—we’re here to craft the ultimate trip for your group!

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From the moment you decide to travel, to your return home (and beyond), we’ve got your back. We’ll go over packing lists, help set up parent presentations and tell you everything you need to know to make your trip a success. On the ground, we’ll be there to help make this the best life-changing trip possible!

Start your journey

An unforgettable and meaningful group adventure begins! Soak up a new culture, explore a beautiful landscape and volunteer on a development project—we’ll be there to share it all with you.

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Explore issues faced by women and girls in rural Ecuador, and how WE Villages projects are empowering them to earn an income and develop their leadership skills.

Indian mother and daughter

Learn about how income distribution and racial inequality have an impact on rural communities. Find out how the historic hacienda land-holding system still has an impact on rural Ecuador today.

Indian mother and daughter

Learn about the challenges faced by rural communities that prevent children from accessing education, including a lack of safe, quality classrooms and the inaccessibility and cost of secondary school.

Indian mother and daughter

Why ME to WE Trips are different

Each ME to WE Trip takes place in a community where our charity partner puts its 21-year history of holistic, sustainable development to work. Find out more. or contact a service-learning expert at: + 1 (855) 959-8330