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Virtual Volunteer opportunities

I was already aware of the extreme poverty that Starfish students were dealing with, and working as a volunteer intern was my way to get involved as much as I could from my small hometown in Pennsylvania.
— Amy

Communications Team Position

Podcast Coordinator

We’re looking for a computer-savvy individual to work with volunteers to capture, edit, and produce a series of six to 10 podcasts focused on “Life as an Ecua-Volunteer” for the Starfish Foundation. The podcast series will provide a better idea of what life is like in Flor de Bastión, Guayaquil to individuals looking to visit us or volunteer in Ecuador. This is a short-term volunteer position, with opportunities for longer term volunteer work if interested.


  • Producing six to 10 podcasts that each last 20 to 30 minutes

  • Recording the audio for each podcast, using provided interviewees and questions (although the podcast coordinator and interviewees are welcome to refine or add to the provided questions)

  • Editing the audio for each podcast after recording

  • Accomplishing all responsibilities via the volunteer’s own personal computer, which means already owning or having a willingness to acquire audio-editing software


  • Comfort with using the audio-editing software of the volunteer’s choice (i.e., Audition, Garage Band, Audacity, etc.)

  • Reliability, organization, and ability to meet deadlines

  • Openness to feedback

  • Willingness to work with others, share ideas, communicate clearly, and be responsive to questions and suggestions

  • Ability to access Google Drive for the sharing of files

  • Previous experience with podcasts and/or radio preferred

  • A love of working on the Internet, and ideas on how to maximize our exposure via other websites, search engines, keywords, etc. are pluses.


Did you know?

In addition to the volunteer positions listed on this page, We have POSITIONS IN eCUADOR!


Development Team Positions 

Development Assistant

We are looking for a few volunteers to join our team to host a fundraiser or two. Those who have volunteered in this position have hosted happy hours and restaurant nights, bracelet sales, and March Madness tournaments!

WORKING HOURS: We would expect about 2-3 hours/week for the 6-8 weeks prior to the event.


  • Gain event planning skills

  • Learn more about education in Ecuador

  • Build communication skills across all areas

  • Add to your professional portfolio


Sales Manager

Do you have business or sales experience? Are you interested in putting those skills to use for good? Starfish is looking for an individual to assist with our product sales. This volunteer would work with our volunteers who have championed each of these sales efforts to guide the overall strategy of our sales team. 

WORKING HOURS: We would expect a commitment of about one to three (1 to 3) hours per week. 


  • Learn how to develop a business strategy

  • Understand the ways that nonprofits raise funds

  • Use and build upon your creative and critical thinking skills

  • Gain sales experience