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Ecuador/Galapagos Community Service

  • Staff Reflection: An Eye-Opening Volunteer Experience in Ecuador

    Staff Reflection: An Eye-Opening Volunteer Experience in Ecuador 2

    We asked long-time Westcoast Staff, Ally Moore, to reflect on her experience as a Program Director on our Ecuador: Medical Assistance volunteer program this summer. Here’s what she had to say! My name is Ally Moore, and I’m a program director with Westcoast Connection. I’ve been lucky enough to work with Westcoast since the summer of 2012. […]

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  • Restoring Endemic Plants – Ecuador & the Galapagos Community Service

    Banos is a city dedicated to the Saint of Water, which definitely makes sense when you admire the beautiful surrounding hills and waterfalls that dot the horizon. We enjoyed swimming and relaxing in natural thermal hot springs and had an amazing time whitewater rafting on the Pantaza River! On our way back to Quito, we […]

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  • Restoring Endemic Plants – Ecuador & the Galapagos Community Service

    Restoring Endemic Plants - Ecuador & the Galapagos Community Service 1

    Banos is a city dedicated to the Saint of Water, which definitely makes sense when you admire the beautiful surrounding hills and waterfalls that dot the horizon. We enjoyed swimming and relaxing in natural thermal hot springs and had an amazing time whitewater rafting on the Pantaza River! On our way back to Quito, we […]

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  • Sea Lions, Turtles, and Iguanas: OH MY! – Community Service Ecuador & the Galapagos

    We have arrived in the Galapagos and were almost instantly greeted by the immense wildlife around us. Our first afternoon in San Cristóbal was spent at Tirijetas, where we snorkeled amongst the sea lions and turtles while observing the ocean life.  As we plunged into the crystal blue water, the sea lions were strewn out […]

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