Trip | Volunteer in Ecuador
Orphanage Volunteer Work in Quito, Ecuador
about this position
About this position
Overview: orphanage volunteer work in Ecuador
This Home for children is an organization that hosts 42 children from 4 to 12 years old. It counts with 6 houses, each one of them has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining room, a small social area, laundry room and a garden. The communal area includes a psychological clinic, administration office, multipurpose room, cellar, kitchen, pantry and ample recreational space. In each house live 8 children and a mom who is called “Auntie”. The Home is staffed by a Director, Manager, Psychologist, Educator, Social Worker, Aunties (Moms), Physician, CPA, Counsel, Cook, Concierge, Assistant Chef, Assistant in Maintenance and Support Fees. Furthermore, care volunteers can add their support in a public institution, which is administered by the "Board for Children and Teenagers". The organization aims mainly to protect orphaned children, or children who belongs to homes with problems, family breakdown and exposed to physical and psychological abuse. Children receive support and they are prepared to return to their homes, when their families can offer a safe environment for a normal growing of the children. The home has 17 children in total, 5 children go to the school near the home. In some cases children are given up for adoption, when the people have all legal requirements.
What to expect
Description: volunteer work in Ecuador
Care volunteers add their support in different areas:
- Cleaning and seeding the garden
- Reforestation of native trees
- Rehabilitation of houses, in work such as painting, cleaning, etc.
- Rehabilitation of the dining room furniture
- Performing arts and recreational activities for children during holidays. Participation in preparing cookies, cakes, etc.
- To help in the area of education by teaching English, arts, etc.
- Supporting to the children with their homework in the afternoons
The children go to the school in the mornings from 07h30 to 12h30. Children receive feeding in the home and scholar support with their homework in the afternoon. Volontäre werden außerdem Freizeitaktivitäten mit den Kindern planen und durchführen wie gemeinsames Backen oder spielerisch Englisch Unterrichten, sowie organiseren sie mit den Kindern kleine Theaterstücke. Auch kümmern sich die Freiwilligen um die Unterstützung der Kinder bei den Hausaufgaben, die auch natürlich auch erledigt werden müssen
Itinerary of your stay abroad
Volunteer abroad program in Quito, EcuadorStart date of project
The volunteer projects run throughout the year. Therefore, we are open for your individual suggestion, which we are going to propose to our partner organisation. Time of arrival
We recommend to arrange an arrival a few days prios to the start of the volunteer project. You can move in to your guest family up to 3 days before the official project start at no additional costs. You then have enough time to recover from the long flight, get to know your host family and make your first trips. Arrival at the Airport
Arriving in a new country is always exciting. We want your arrival to be as relaxed as possible. One of the staff members of our partner organization will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your host family or your shared flat. He/she will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it. If you cannot find a flight at the desired date, don’t worry. You can choose another one a few days earlier or later. The project starts
On the first day of your project, you are accompanied by a member of our local partner who will answer all of your questions. The further project days your local contact person will always be available for you via phone if you have any concerns or issues to share with somebody. Free time & weekend
The weekend is totally yours! You may ask your local contact person from our partner organisation about upcoming events, sights, shopping tips or other must see’s. On some days there will be field trips organized by our partner organization. We recommend you to join them as it is always fun to experience a new country with others. Departure
You shall contact your local contact person a few days before your departure back home. Your coordinator will pick you up and drop you back to the airport again.
Accommodation: volunteer program in Quito, EcuadorIn Quito, the volunteer will be received at the airport by a coordinator from the organization. The family in Quito will provide to the Volunteer with the three daily meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Besides that, one member of the organization will take to the Volunteer to her/his first day at work in the Project and stays with the volunteer coordinating his/her work. These are a few examples of the typical food that is served at the host family in Quito: Breakfast: Coffee, tea or milk, fresh fruits juice or chopped fruit, oatmeal, bread, marmalade, butter and eggs Lunch: Soup, rice or potatoes, salad and meat, fish or chicken and juice Dinner: Meat, fish or chicken, salad or pasta accompanied by tea and coffee In the kitchen area a refrigerator is available for participants as well as purified water for drinking. Meals will be provided by the host family. Participants are expected to help by keeping their rooms clean and in order. Please note: Participants must advise of their dietary needs (e.g. if they are vegetarian or have any allergies) prior to their departure.
Service: volunteer program in Quito, Ecuador - what's in and what's not inServices for your volunteer work abroad include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in each country supports you, wherever you require it: What's included:
- Placement in a volunteer project according to you demands
- Assisting visa application
- Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
- Airport transportation with direct transfer to your accommodation
- Accommodation (host family or shared flat or apartment)
- 3 meals per day within host family
- Tips and information about freetime activities
- Contact person during your stay abroad
- 24-hour emergency number
- Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns
- Transfer out