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NGO Latacunga, Ecuador

6 reviews6

Learn spanish staying at our dog-rescue farm - Cotopaxi volcano.

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Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Expand your environmental consciousness
3 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
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Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We have 127 rescued dogs living at our big farm! We need to take them for walks,play with them and feed them. We are inviting volunteers to help us mostly developing our eco-tourism project on our site, creating permaculture areas, organic veggie patches, etc. Close by is the huge Cotopaxi volcano, many rose farms and pristine nature sites. This is a complete rural location, with good views and great hills for running, biking, horseriding, etc.

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  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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1 week

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How this experience will transform you

3 Creating true social impact

3 Meeting locals

3 Developing environmental awareness

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing social awareness

2 Meeting international travelers



Well i had a great time. The family is extremely nice and vary welcoming ,the views are stunning mt Cotopaxi is out my back window . There are great walks to go on and every one makes you feel like a friend pretty much right away.,but bring GLOVES i was the only one who did and i felt bad for every one els. And be ready for hard work, also the closest store is a 30 min walk but they will take you in the truck pretty much when ever you ask in a tiny village and they don’t have much so just be prepared. Water proof boots are kinda a must. But its a great place a good time a vary relaxed.

27 days ago



My experience was wonderful: Victor, Mayra, Santiago and don Humberto are kind and generous people. The place is amazing, nice views and people in Sigchos. Besides, Fausto don Fausto in Sabia, are inspiring men, the dogs sanctuary is a deeply recommended place to stay, a little paradise on earth. Thanks to all these amazing people.

3 months ago

Santiago replied

We were really lucky to have been able to host for Lenin. He is very nice and respectul and we learned a lot from him. Lenin was good at working with his hands and always willing to help with any task. Lenin showed also that he is a great teacher and I was very impressed by his respect and communicative skills at his classes. Thanks a lot Lenín. It was great to meet You! We hope that you come back soon with your amazing team.



Une expérience formidable ! On s'est senti tellement bien qu'on est resté plus longtemps que prévu ! La famille Fausto est génial, Santiago à été super sympa, très arrangeant ! Les chiens sont tous super gentils, c'est un plaisir de s'occuper d'eux. En plus de ça on a eu la chance d'avoir un bon groupe de volontaires. Bref on oubliera pas ces 2 semaines, c'était SOUPER ! Merci à vous !
PS : Fausto et alexandra sont de très bon cuisiniers

about 18 hours ago



Mi estadía ha sido muy enriquecedora, Fausto Sebastián es un gran anfitrión. La hacienda esta llena de lugares por descubrir y vistas hermosas, los perritos son todos amigables y juguetones. La casa tiene todas las comodidades necesarias y en si el lugar es muy bello. He aprendido mucho más de lo que esperaba, desde vegetarianismo hasta el cuidado de los perros. Un lugar 100% recomendado para aprender nuevas cosas y conectar con gente de todo el mundo.

2 months ago



La familia Subia - papá y hijo Fausto + los perritos - nos recibieron super bien!

Son muy amables y nos gustaría volver así que esté listo el glamping para ayudar ahí.

Que el proyecto siga ayudando a los perritos que tanto necesitan y que más voluntarios vuelvon!

Besos y hasta pronto
Eli & Bruno

2 months ago

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