Intercultural sharing, learning, and friendship are important to our mission.  You can join us in person in Ecuador or online for intercultural programs.  During the pandemic, we are focusing on remote opportunities, including Virtual Ventures for individuals and a variety of options for groups.  As soon as travel becomes responsible again, we plan to resume our travel volunteer programs in Ecuador, and when the security situation allows, in Mali too.


Remote Opportunities

Virtual Ventures

Online intercultural opportunities for individuals


Remote Connection

A variety of ways for your class, group, or club to connect online with Tandana partners in Ecuador and Mali



Upcoming Volunteer Ventures in Ecuador:


Public Health Volunteer Venture:

October 8-15, 2022

March 18 - 25, 2023


October 17-24, 2022





Join Tandana on an adventure of a lifetime! We offer open enrollment volunteer ventures for adults and families as well as custom group volunteer programs for all ages. These trips bring together diverse individuals united by a desire to learn, grow, share and contribute in the communities they visit. They provide opportunities to experience life in Ecuadorian or Malian communities; exchange ideas with locals of different perspectives, ages, and vocations; and to give and receive joy.  


Did you know that your trip with Tandana is a net zero emission trip? Click External link opens in new tab or windowhere for more details.


The results are in! After taking a brief post-program survey:


90% of respondents say that they would participate in a Tandana program again.

 

96% of respondents say that they would recommend a Tandana program to others.

 

97% of respondents say that they feel that this experience has helped them grow in a positive way.


For a taste of what our trips are like, watch this short video...




"You will go home absolutely overwhelmed by what you saw, who you met, what you've learned, and how your heart has expanded.  You will be inspired to exceed your own expectations of yourself."

-- Jim, volunteer from Montana


Jun
26

The expat volunteer helping Tandana bring clean water to rural Ecuadorian communities

Rockey Anderson knew he wanted to make a positive difference when he retired; however, building water systems in rural Ecuador had never crossed his mind. Español Français Prior to retirement, Rockey spent nearly three decades in the hydraulic industry and another decade building custom homes. The technical expertise Rockey acquired in his pre-retirement life has … Continue reading "The expat volunteer helping Tandana bring clean water to rural Ecuadorian communities"
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Apr
24

Celebrating 15 Years of Intercultural Friendship: Friendship is a Journey Together

In recognition of The Tandana Foundation’s 15th anniversary, we are creating 15 videos featuring cherished members of the organization’s global family. Published in a series of 15 posts on this blog, these videos will highlight key aspects of Tandana’s philosophy, community partnerships, and impactful work that has been done, along with projects still in progress. … Continue reading "Celebrating 15 Years of Intercultural Friendship: Friendship is a Journey Together"
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Dec
26

Two perspectives: The student and teacher experience of Tandana’s ESL program

The remote English as a Second Language (ESL) internship offered by The Tandana Foundation is a way to connect university students in the organization’s scholarship program in Ecuador with interns who want to teach English. Interns and students are paired based on their availability and meet once or twice a week for about an hour. … Continue reading "Two perspectives: The student and teacher experience of Tandana’s ESL program"
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Nov
21

American and Ecuadorian students work together to raise money for music and art supplies for a school in Ecuador

After participating in a virtual exchange program organized by The Tandana Foundation, students from Sharon High School in Massachusetts in the United States were motivated to launch a months-long fundraising effort for and with their new friends at the Jaime Roldos Aguilera Intercultural Bilingual school in Urkusiki, Ecuador. Español Français Along with learning about their … Continue reading "American and Ecuadorian students work together to raise money for music and art supplies for a school in Ecuador"
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Sep
21

Why volunteering for Tandana is one of the most rewarding things I do

Everyone has their own reasons for volunteering their time to help others and organizations or causes they care about. For me, I volunteer for The Tandana Foundation because supporting the organization fills me with incredible amounts of pride and happiness on a daily basis. I was once told to find what you love to do … Continue reading "Why volunteering for Tandana is one of the most rewarding things I do"
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