Help, Learn & Discover | HLD – VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Help, Learn & Discover is an organization offering educational programs in Ecuador, South America. We strive to offer a fulfilling life experience which combines volunteering with those less fortunate while learning about a specific academic area of interest, and discovering the paradise of different ecosystems that Ecuador has to offer.
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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Help

This program contains a volunteer component which enables students to offer help to communities in rural villages of Ecuador. Students fundraise at home and then travel to Ecuador in the summer to participate in a specific large-scale volunteer project. This year approximately 150 students will travel to Ecuador over a five-month period and help finance and build homes for twenty underprivileged families. Students work alongside local families and are able to watch the homes develop and become an integral part.

Learn

Students will work with the guidance of their Group Leaders to fundraise prior to departing for Ecuador. This fundraised money will then be allocated toward the volunteer project in Ecuador. Once in Ecuador, student volunteers will spend one tiring but, extremely rewarding week working to build homes for underprivileged families of the community.
Student ideas and opinions are essential components for the development of the project. The donated homes will provide these families with a better livelihood and give them a more hopeful and promising future.

VIEW PROJECTS

Discover

To conclude this amazing journey, students will tour Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands or Machu Picchu. In turn, students will discover more about themselves while learning all these beautiful and exciting countries have to offer.

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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Arrival
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Cotopaxi: Horseback riding
Baños: Hiking waterfalls
Misahualli: Hiking jungle
Papallacta Resort
Rural Volunteer
Rural  Volunteer
Rural Volunteer
Rural Volunteer
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 22
Day 23
Day 24
Day 25
Day 26
Day 27
Day 28
Canoa: Surfing
Rural Volunteer
Rural Volunteer
All inclusive Resort
All inclusive Resort
Mindo
Mindo: Rappelling and tubing
Galápagos Arrival
Galápagos: Tour of the island/ kayak
Galápagos: Hiking to the volcanoes
Galápagos: Tour to Las Grietas
Galápagos: Tortuga Bay
Quito
Departure
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Note: The order of the program may vary depending on the particular group selected.

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Note: The order of the program may vary depending on the particular group selected.

Dates

Volunteer 1 
May 7th – June 3rd, 2017

Volunteer 1 + Machu Picchu
May 7th – June 10th, 2017

Volunteer 2
July 2th – 30th, 2017

Volunteer 3
August 6th – September 2nd, 2017

Volunteer 4 + Machu Picchu
July 30th – September 2nd, 2017

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Briefing and general info
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Quito Volunteer
Cotopaxi: Horseback riding
Baños: Hiking waterfalls
Misahualli: Hiking jungle
Papallacta Resort
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Rural Volunteer
Rural Volunteer
Rural Volunteer
Rural Volunteer
Canoa: Surfing
Rural Volunteer
Rural Volunteer
Departure
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Note: The order of the program may vary depending on the particular group selected.

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Dates

Volunteer 1
May 7th – 24th, 2017

Volunteer 2
July 9th – 26th, 2017

Volunteer 3
August 6th – 23th, 2017

Discount rewards

Better with a friend

Save by travelling with existing friends! Travel with one friend and save 15%, travel with 3+ friends and save 20% off the program of your choice.

Past passenger discount

As a way of saying thanks for wanting to experience another summer with us, get 20% off any of our 28 day programs.

Prices

  • 18 days program

  • US$1,799General Admission
  • General Admission with Airline Ticket: $2,499(US Dollars)

    General Admission Deadline: March 19th, 2017

    * Departures from Vancouver, Los Angeles and Toronto

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  • 28 days program

  • US$3,299General Admission
  • General Admission with Airline Ticket: $3,999 (US Dollars)

    General Admission Deadline: March 19th, 2017

    * Departures from Vancouver, Los Angeles and Toronto

  • Apply Now
Approximately 60% of participants are selected during the early bird admission, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Spot Reservation Deposit

  • The spot-reservation is a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit. This deposit secures your participation in the program. The remaining balance is due 45 days before departure.
  • Spot Reservation for Volunteer Program: $1000 US

 

 

Price Includes

  • Accommodation: All hotels and hostels are included in the tour package.
  • Meals: All breakfast and lunches. A welcome and goodbye dinner ar also included in the package.
  • Activities: Entrance fees to educational museums, attractions, venues and scheduled outdoor recreational activities during the tour.

 

Galapagos

  • Airline ticket (Quito to Galapagos, Galapagos to Quito)
  • 4 star hotel in Santa Cruz and a hostel in Isla Isabela
  • Tours and activities
  • All transfers
  • Breakfast and Lunch every day
  • Two extra nights accommodation in Quito
  • Service of bilingual guides

 

 

Price Does Not Include

  • Dinners
  • Tips for room service
  • Local transportation fee: $300 US (28 Days program)
  • Item of a personal nature such as laundry, shopping, etc.
  • Local transportation fee: $200 US (18 Days program)
  • Airline extra baggage fees
  • Special flight arrangements
  • Charges for inoculations
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel insurance

 

Galápagos

  • Mandatory Park Permit fee: $100
  • Mandatory National Airport fee: $20
  • Mandatory Isla Isabela Entrance fee: $6
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