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Volunteer with Disabled Children in Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

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Volunteer to help teach and care for children with disabilities in Ecuador. Based near Quito, high in the Andes, Casa Hogar is a full-time care facility for children, teenagers and young adults who are physically or mentally disabled and from disadvantaged communities. The aim is to get these vulnerable members of society to be independent and integrated into the community. If you are passionate about care work and desire to do something truly selfless for your fellow man, this is a volunteer experience that you will find endlessly rewarding.

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As a volunteer, you’ll get to:

  • Practice your Spanish by being fully immersed in the day-to-day life of a South American city.
  • Experience living in a foreign city like a local.
  • Assist in providing vocational workshops to teenagers.
  • Gain valuable experience in basic medical care.
  • Run exciting, stimulating afterschool programs and help with arts and crafts.
  • Give care and support to the children who live at Casa Hogar because their families can’t support them.
  • Assist with the facility’s horse therapy program.
  • Experience the charms of Quito’s “Old Town” and vibrant market culture.
  • Use your skills, interests and experience to their greatest advantage.
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Minimum Stay 1 Week
Impacts Child and Orphan Care
Priced From Priced From
US$ 541 |
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Priced From
US$ 541 |

Detailed Project Pricing
1 Week USD 541
2 Weeks USD 689
3 Weeks USD 837
4 Weeks USD 986
5 Weeks USD 1141
6 Weeks USD 1296
7 Weeks USD 1451
8 Weeks USD 1632
9 Weeks USD 1826
10 Weeks USD 2020
11 Weeks USD 2214
12 Weeks USD 2407

Project Start Dates

This project begins every Monday throughout the year.

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Work & Impacts

Daily care

DAILY CARE

You will help the staff at the facility to dress, feed and bathe disabled children. You will also be required to encourage a level of independence with their daily hygiene and routine tasks.

Recreational activities

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

A large part of your duties will be in providing appropriate and stimulating exercises for the children to do after their normal school day. Arts and crafts activities are important for their physical and mental development, and this is where you will have a lot of input.

You will also be required to help out with the horse therapy program.

Exercising patience

EXERCISING PATIENCE

Patience and flexibility are the two main requirements for this project. If you can go with the flow and take things as they come while you are volunteering, you will be of great help to the organization and to the children.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Missing

GOING FOR A STROLL IN THE OLD TOWN

This is the most visited part of Quito. Here, you get the rare opportunity to explore a living historical monument – this part of Quito was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. Architecture, history and cultural buffs will get their fill of picturesque facades and plazas, and the churches are spectacular works of art in their own right.

GO TO MARKET

Traditional artisans sell their wares in bustling marketplaces in Quito – the perfect place to pick up some gifts for loved ones at home, or simply to relish the timeless atmosphere of commerce.

TOUR THE SEAT OF THE PRESIDENCY

The Palacio del Gobierno is where the Ecuadorian president carries out his business, but visitors can take guided tours through the building’s rooms that aren’t being used.

VISIT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

Okay, maybe not literally: “Mitad del Mundo” is what locals call the monument and museum marking the location of the equator. Ecuador is basically in the center of the globe geographically, so it is fitting that you’d find a museum with this name in Quito, a city that extends to within just over 1 mile of zero latitude. (In Spanish, “Ecuador” means “equator”.)

MEET OTHER TRAVELLERS

In north Quito you will find the tourist quarter called La Mariscal, where travelers meet up to party and/or to speak to other people in English. This is the place to go for nightlife, cafes and internet facilities.

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ABOUT QUITO

About quito

About the Destination

The facility is in the north of Quito, in the Carcelán neighbourhood, about 45 minutes from the Quito city center. Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world, and it will take a while for you to acclimatize to the altitude.

Quito is known for its rich cultural heritage, which you will experience when you visit the Old Town. The Carcelán neighbourhood, where you will stay, may not be a World Heritage Site but it is an authentically Ecuadorian place to stay because of its relative scarcity of tourists. It is well serviced by bus and convenient to get around.

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Volunteer with Disabled Children in Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required

Volunteer to help teach and care for children with disabilities in Ecuador. Based near Quito, high in the Andes, Casa Hogar is a full-time care facility for children, teenagers and young adults who are physically or mentally disabled and from disadvantaged communities. The aim is to get these vulnerable members of society to be independent and integrated into the community. If you are passionate about care work and desire to do something truly selfless for your fellow man, this is a volunteer experience that you will find endlessly rewarding.

64

As a volunteer, you’ll get to:

  • Practice your Spanish by being fully immersed in the day-to-day life of a South American city.
  • Experience living in a foreign city like a local.
  • Assist in providing vocational workshops to teenagers.
  • Gain valuable experience in basic medical care.
  • Run exciting, stimulating afterschool programs and help with arts and crafts.
  • Give care and support to the children who live at Casa Hogar because their families can’t support them.
  • Assist with the facility’s horse therapy program.
  • Experience the charms of Quito’s “Old Town” and vibrant market culture.
  • Use your skills, interests and experience to their greatest advantage.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 1 Week
Impacts Child and Orphan Care
Priced From Priced From
US$ 541 |
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
US$ 541 |

Detailed Project Pricing
1 Week USD 541
2 Weeks USD 689
3 Weeks USD 837
4 Weeks USD 986
5 Weeks USD 1141
6 Weeks USD 1296
7 Weeks USD 1451
8 Weeks USD 1632
9 Weeks USD 1826
10 Weeks USD 2020
11 Weeks USD 2214
12 Weeks USD 2407

Project Start Dates

This project begins every Monday throughout the year.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Daily care

DAILY CARE

You will help the staff at the facility to dress, feed and bathe disabled children. You will also be required to encourage a level of independence with their daily hygiene and routine tasks.

Recreational activities

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

A large part of your duties will be in providing appropriate and stimulating exercises for the children to do after their normal school day. Arts and crafts activities are important for their physical and mental development, and this is where you will have a lot of input.

You will also be required to help out with the horse therapy program.

Exercising patience

EXERCISING PATIENCE

Patience and flexibility are the two main requirements for this project. If you can go with the flow and take things as they come while you are volunteering, you will be of great help to the organization and to the children.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Missing

GOING FOR A STROLL IN THE OLD TOWN

This is the most visited part of Quito. Here, you get the rare opportunity to explore a living historical monument – this part of Quito was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. Architecture, history and cultural buffs will get their fill of picturesque facades and plazas, and the churches are spectacular works of art in their own right.

GO TO MARKET

Traditional artisans sell their wares in bustling marketplaces in Quito – the perfect place to pick up some gifts for loved ones at home, or simply to relish the timeless atmosphere of commerce.

TOUR THE SEAT OF THE PRESIDENCY

The Palacio del Gobierno is where the Ecuadorian president carries out his business, but visitors can take guided tours through the building’s rooms that aren’t being used.

VISIT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

Okay, maybe not literally: “Mitad del Mundo” is what locals call the monument and museum marking the location of the equator. Ecuador is basically in the center of the globe geographically, so it is fitting that you’d find a museum with this name in Quito, a city that extends to within just over 1 mile of zero latitude. (In Spanish, “Ecuador” means “equator”.)

MEET OTHER TRAVELLERS

In north Quito you will find the tourist quarter called La Mariscal, where travelers meet up to party and/or to speak to other people in English. This is the place to go for nightlife, cafes and internet facilities.

Back to Top

ABOUT QUITO

About quito

About the Destination

The facility is in the north of Quito, in the Carcelán neighbourhood, about 45 minutes from the Quito city center. Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world, and it will take a while for you to acclimatize to the altitude.

Quito is known for its rich cultural heritage, which you will experience when you visit the Old Town. The Carcelán neighbourhood, where you will stay, may not be a World Heritage Site but it is an authentically Ecuadorian place to stay because of its relative scarcity of tourists. It is well serviced by bus and convenient to get around.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

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Brochures

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