Testimonial from Robb Vinzent

“Traveling to the Refugio was an incredible, and quite frankly life-changing experience. Adrian and Fanny were extremely accommodating and generous (I was never hungry), and Zoe made sure everything went smoothly from start to finish. I stayed for eight weeks with essentially no experience with volunteering or living so far from the US, and it turned out to be well worth the effort. The area is beautiful: the biodiversity and wildlife is unfathomable, the scenery is breathtaking. The people are friendly and I immediately felt welcome into their community. The work is very rewarding. If you’re looking for an authentic Ecuadorian experience, you will not be disappointed living and working at the Refugio — I certainly wasn’t.” Rob Vinzent, 2016