Service Trips  |  Ecuador Service Trip

Serve WITH US at the Young Living Academy!

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Interested in applying for a chance to join The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation on our next service trip to Ecuador? Sign up for updates below and we'll let you know once the application process begins for our next trip. This is a life-changing opportunity to truly bless the lives of others.

On this trip, you’ll participate in hands-on service projects, including improving the homes of students and families who desperately need adequate shelter. You’ll also be there to cheer on and celebrate the Young Living Academy’s third graduating class! Compared to the local graduation rate—only 20 percent—the Academy’s 100 percent graduation rate is a result of the Foundation’s vision to build the next generation of leaders in Ecuador.


Ecuador Service Trip Details

What is the trip schedule?

The trip will take place during the first part of February 2018 and will last between 8 and 10 days. On February 8, we will celebrate as the class of 2018 graduates from the Young Living Academy!

What is the trip cost, and what does it include?

The cost of the trip is $3,500 USD per person, which includes flights, transportation, food, and other expenses while in Ecuador. The cost of the trip is tax deductible for U.S. citizens.

When can I submit an application?

Applications are currently closed. Click here to sign up for updates and we'll let you know once the application process begins for the next service trip.

What factors are considered for acceptance?

Preference will be given to those who sponsor a child in the Young Living Academy’s graduating class. Applications will also be evaluated based on skills, experience, desire, and an applicant’s history of supporting the Young Living Foundation.

When will I find out if I’ve been selected to go?

We will let applicants know whether their application has been accepted by September 1, 2017. Those who have been accepted will have until October 1 to commit by making a nonrefundable deposit of $500 USD, which will go toward the overall cost of the trip.

What service will attendees perform?

Service projects will primarily include construction and home improvements as well as teaching and interacting with the students. Consturction will include hauling and lifting bricks, mixing mortar, and working with rebar. Please consider your personal health conditions and all associated risks when applying.

Are there any age restrictions?

Since construction-type work will make up a significant portion of the service projects, we are only accepting applications from ages 8 and up.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please email with any specific questions you may have.