Design Manager

Support Gender Equality in Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Design (Web or Print)
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
2¾ months to 12 months
Must Speak: 
Helpful if Speaks: 
Learning Opportunity

Here is a fun learning experience in one of the highest capitals of the world!

Opportunity Details


We are looking for volunteers with a creative background to develop ideas of designs for potential new products and who have an interest to serve with empathy and compassion to an underprivileged population. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Determine the needs of the Ecuadorian marketplace with an emphasis on the tourist trade. 
  • Teach project participants how to create new designs of recycled bag, greeting cards, and earring products. 
  • Work alongside sales and marketing volunteers to ensure smooth operation of the project.
  • Other tasks may include but are not limited to overseeing workshops, marketing, and attending sales fairs. 


  • Basic Spanish preferred. 
  • 3 month minimum commitment; 6 months or longer preferred. 
  • Recycled design, jewelry, sewing, and printmaking skills. 
  • Teaching abilities.
  • Willing to learn and work within a different cultural context. 
  • Willingness to work in a team with other volunteers to coordinate efforts and seek problem solving. 
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the group. 
  • Sense of humor. 

Cost and Support from the CENIT Community:

We ask each volunteer for a one-time contribution of $100. In exchange, you will receive daily lunch, a CENIT T-shirt, and the support of a full-time volunteer coordinator. Your contribution also supports the administrative costs of the volunteer office and helps sustain our programs.



Design new products from recycled materials that fit within our existing target market. We sell at Boutique hotels and tourist outlets as well as overseas sales.


  • Design (Web or Print)


  • creative thinking
  • ability to work in non-traditional environment


  • English


  • Spanish

We Provide These Local Benefits


Many Ecuadorian staff at the project like to practice language exchange with volunteers. NADENA provides a real life opportunity and learning experience to be immersed within a fair trade community project.


NADENA is part of a larger NGO with many volunteers working on other projects. There are often events and opportunities to travel with other volunteers, while still working within a poor neighbourhood in Quito.

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

Currently accepting applications

Apply as soon as possible


Industry: Design, Marketing and Advertising, Retail

Mission: Gender Equality

Size: Small organization: 5 - 25 persons

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