Ecoteer was founded in 2005 by an environmental conservationist, Daniel Quilter, who after volunteering independently himself wanted more people to experience what he had when he conducted volunteer jobs and work abroad. The chance of conducting volunteer work abroad in an eco lodge in Borneo whilst helping the local community gave him belief that volunteer jobs can make a difference. He felt individual volunteer work effort is small but if you combine many volunteers actions as a whole this becomes quite substantial. Equally the opportunities he received through volunteer work abroad has propelled his career in environmental conservation. He has since returned to Malaysia to manage a marine and turtle volunteer work conservation project in Malaysia. Ecoteer volunteers often go back to the country where they had the pleasure to work as a volunteer. If more people had the same chance as he we would have a much greater chance of saving planet Earth.
Ecoteer works by providing a site where volunteers can find volunteer work and volunteer job opportunities abroad and grass roots organisation can find volunteers. By eliminating the middleman the cost of volunteering is greatly reduced giving more people the chance to volunteer abroad. Plus all volunteering enquiries go straight to the projects so you can trust all the information you get is 100% accurate and up-to-date.
Ecoteer does not charge the volunteer projects to advertise enabling volunteer projects who have a lack of funds to have a presence on the internet and thus still be able to attract volunteers seeking volunteer work and jobs abroad to their projects.
Ecoteer offers cheap volunteer work and job opportunities at eco lodges, conservation, farm, teaching and humanitarian projects worldwide.
When you become an Ecoteer volunteer member we provide you with the chance to find volunteer work and job opportunities on a shoe string and if you do need to pay any money to the project you will personally give the money to the project leader! Therefore you know all of the money you give goes 100% to the project!
When you become an Ecoteer volunteer member your account will be activated within 2 days and then you will be given your own Ecoteer volunteer page. On the page you will be able to contact all the ecoteer volunteer projects, have full access to our forums, be able to see the ratings for each volunteer project (Only ecoteer volunteer members can vote) and get updates direct from Ecoteer.
Through Ecoteer you will be advertising your volunteer job and work opportunities abroad to thousands of potential volunteers for free! We will provide you with your own control panel where you can add and update your own individual volunteer opportunities (unlimited number), contact Ecoteer members seeking volunteer work direct, use our forums to search for suitable volunteers and get regular updates from Ecoteer staff.
A second advantage for joining Ecoteer is to benefit from our forum. We have many projects and we encourage our projects to talk to one another using our forum. The forum allows grass root organisations from around the world to communicate and share their knowledge.
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