Mayra´s Spanish School supports several local volunteering and community programs. Not only are these fantastic opportunities to contribute to Ecuador´s ongoing development, but also a great chance for you to practice your Spanish with locals and improve your language skills. You will also make lasting friendships and memories for life.

Volunteers at our school


We are always looking for volunteers at the school as well! Please reach out if you have an interest in volunteering and if you have skills related to painting murals, teaching, or maintenance work. We would love your help to keep our school running smoothly!

Volunteer at Merazonia - The Amazonian animal rescue centre


Merazonia is a dynamic wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre located on 250 acres of Amazon rainforest, near Mera, Ecuador, South America. Located just an hour from Baños this is the perfect place to volunteer for those who love animals and the outdoors. It is a rare opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals all whilst experiencing the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon, home to tens of thousand of tree species and thousands of animal species.

Volunteers help in the day to day care of the wildlife, as well as rainforest conservation. Merazonia currently cares for around 100 animals, including: capuchin, woolly, red howler and tamarin monkeys; many species of parrots and macaws; kinkajous; small mammals; a puma and sometimes other felines. Here you will form lasting friendships with volunteers from all over the world and help preserve and protect one of the world´s most unique ecosystems. Please click the link (picture) for more information.