Volunteer Abroad and Learn to Surf
                                                                           Canoa, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands            

Canoa, Ecuador

Volunteer Canoa, Ecuador
Small group & individual projects weekly
 Cost:  $995

Spring & Summer Break Group Projects

  Summer 2013
  Cost:  $995
  Age Restriction:  18 & older

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Welcome to Eco Surf Volunteers!

Combine hands-on volunteer work with South America's finest untouched beaches and year-round surfing (for any level).
Eco Surf Volunteers teaching children English during an international volunteer project in Ecuador.
"I had more fun in Canoa than I had my entire freshman year of college!"
              -Elana Greenberg,
                        George Washington University

Galapagos Islands

Volunteer Galapagos
  June 8 - June 18, 2013
  June 15 - June 25, 2013
  June 22 - July 2, 2013
  June 29 - July 9, 2013
  July 6 - July 16, 2013
  July 13 - July 23, 2013
  July 20 - July 30, 2013
  July 27 - August 6, 2013
  August 10 - August 20, 2013
  August 17 - August 27, 2013

Cost:  $2,695
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Student-Volunteer plays with children on beach during international volunteer program in Ecuador
"This trip was one of the most important and influential trips of my life.  It is an eye-opening experience that teaches lessons that you carry on for the rest of your life."

-Chris Maing,
    University of Toronto


Headlines -- Ecuador & South America
December 7, 2010 - Gadling Travel
Best Destinations for 2011

November 16, 2011 - NuWire Investor
Infrastructure Expansion Could Boost Ecuador's Beachfront Property Market

September 1, 2010 - Economist
UNESCO World Heritage Sites --
Danger List Endangered

September 1, 2010 - The Telegraph
Galapagos Removed from UNESCO Endangered List

August 20, 2010 - Starbucks Coffee
Starbucks Coffee Galapagos Coffee Bean

June 23, 2010 - LA Times
Ecuador's Untapped Oil

May 15, 2010 - EV Wind
New Wind Farm in Ecuador

April 16, 2010 - Los Angeles Times
For Eco-Friendly Surfboard Shapers, More Kelp in the Lineup

April 7, 2010 - Mail Online
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands: The Perfect Equation for a South American Break

March 21, 2010 - Honolulu Adviser
Volunteers Monitor Reef Fish

February 21, 2010 - Los Angeles Times
Ecuador Effort to Protect Nature Reserve in Peril

November 7, 2009 - Presidential Speech
President Barak Obama's Speech at the Points of Light Forum at Texas A&M

October 20, 2009 - Aspen Environmental News Examiner

Ecuador Expelling Galapagos Residents in Favor of Conservation

September 20, 2009 - LA Times
Crude Tactics in Ecuador

September 14, 2009 - Press Release

August Volunteer Project Confirms Leader in Promoting Education and Sustainable Tourism

May 24, 2009 - San Francisco Chronicle
Volunteer Vacations for Surfers

May 3, 2009 - 60 Minutes News Radio
Amazon Crude

April 1, 2009 - Galapagos Islands Tour Guide
Giant Galapagos Turtle Eggs Found in Nest of Corral in Galapagos National Park

March 17, 2009 - Orange County Register

Surf Culture Comes Together for Charity

          more news


Eco Surf Volunteers - Learn to Surf
Classic surf photo of Eco Surf Volunteers and their surf instructors in Canoa, Ecuador.
Volunteers with their Ecuadorian surf instructors


Eco Surf Volunteers also promotes awareness of local environmental and social issues.  Over the years, Eco Surf Volunteers has been committed to hosting beach clean-ups along miles of the Southern California coast.  Current projects aim to expand this effort to regions outside California.Coronado High School Leo Club and Eco Surf Volunteers at a San Diego Beach Clean-up.

ESV international surf adventures are ideal for students and young professionals interested in traveling abroad while surfing and volunteering overseas during winter, spring, or summer break. Eco Surf Volunteers offers the best teaching, conservation, environmental, medical and community volunteer project opportunities in the ultimate Spanish immersion environment.

With Eco Surf Volunteers, your entire adventure-travel holiday is overseen by our team of experienced instructors and professional staff.  Our experienced surfriders work to create for you the most exotic surfing experience at hidden world-class surf destinations. 

It’s time to discover something new!
  Travel and volunteer abroad to South America and experience the thrill of paddling out in warm tropical waters at an empty new break with Eco Surf Volunteers!