All Volunteers

If you've already been accepted to OSSO's volunteer program, this is the page for you.

Here you will find information and resources that will help you prepare for your upcoming experience or make your current adventure even more epic. Keep scrolling to find info specific to the country you'll be volunteering in.

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Volunteer Preparations

Once accepted, you'll want to start preparing for your experience in Ecuador or Thailand. Be sure to follow the instructions in your acceptance email. For convenience, on this page are all the checklists, packing lists, and quizzes you’ll need in order to prepare for your trip.

Start your preparations with the following three steps.

  1. Download, print, and complete the volunteer checklist.
  2. Pay your program fees. 
  3. Learn what donations you can bring.


Before traveling with OSSO, we require you to stay up-to-date with CDC regulations, speak with your personal physician, and be current on all regular immunizations including the following.

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Flu Shot

NOTE: Where you will be living in Ecuador is between 8,200 to 9,200 ft (2,500 to 2,800 meters) above sea level. No Malaria medication is necessary in Ecuador or Thailand. See the CDC website for more information. 

Volunteer quizzes


Click below to access the required Volunteer Quiz and Travel Instructions Quiz.

Additional Ideas

Keep exploring! Take a look at our Pinterest boards for kids' activities, bucket-list adventures, travel tips, inspirational quotes, and more. 

OSSO's Pinterest is a useful resource for volunteers before, while, and after volunteering.

Want to practice your Spanish? Check out our Spanish manual here! 

Check out our videos on YouTube to get an idea of what to expect when volunteering!