What we believe
At Ecoteer we believe the way to solve human inequality and environmental destruction is to provide more people with the chance to experience first-hand the real problems in other countries and communities.
To provide this opportunity to as many people as possible Ecoteer works by eliminating the middle man reducing the cost of volunteering abroad for the volunteer and giving the volunteer the knowledge that all their money goes directly to the volunteer project. The low price enables more people with the opportunities for partaking in volunteer work or volunteer jobs as cost is the main factor preventing them from volunteering. Some of the Ecoteer projects even offer free food or accommodation and sometimes both, leaving the volunteer with only their airfare, insurance and luxuries to pay for. We hope the low-cost volunteering opportunities offered by Ecoteer are helping to increase the amount of people volunteering abroad on our volunteer work and volunteer job opportunities worldwide.
Ecoteer placements are mainly community-based. The volunteers often live in the local community, meaning they gain an insight into the lives of the local community. This experience broadens the volunteers' minds and makes them more sympathetic towards other cultures and make them take a different view of their own life.
We hope Ecoteer will help to increase volunteer numbers through our volunteer opportunities abroad, volunteer work and volunteer jobs, thus enabling more people to experience environmental and cultural problems in countries other than their own.
We hope by providing people with cheap volunteer work, volunteer jobs and volunteer opportunities abroad is helping people view problems from different angles rather than from one - a very important aspect of volunteering abroad. We hope that through Ecoteer and other volunteer opportunities, people from different cultures will become more eager and better equipped to help others, using their new experiences of environmental and cultural problems.
I worked at the whale foundation between June and September last year (2009) as part of my third year degree work, and as such experienced much of what the organisation has to offer, along with ...
Emma Lockley, Volunteer
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