Education and recreation program for street children in Ecuador

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Long-Term (6 months-1 year)




Located in Colonial Quito, this project benefits low income children who work in the streets, and children and adolescents whose parents can not give them sufficient care and attention in their homes. The project helps children by providing a safe place for them to do their homework, watch TV, play table soccer, and to have lunch. Children and adolescents at risk are assisted by the staff of the program and volunteers. They are also assisted by a psychologist provided by the program.

In this project, the volunteers will have the opportunity to look for the children in the streets together with an educator of the program, doing their work directly in the streets, visiting families to get to know why they can not protect their children and why the kids leave their home. The program has several centers where the children can play and study. International volunteers will assist in these centers by helping both the children and the staff. The volunteers will assist the children with their homework, will organize recreation activities, will visit other centers in other provinces along with the children. This program offers placements in the following cities: Quito, Ambato, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, and Esmeraldas.

Special requirements: Basic Spanish knowledge is required.

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: The program is running all year round. Minimum stay is 5 months.

Accommodation: Accommodation and food is provided in a house in Quito.

Location: Quito and neighbouring area.

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Other volunteer destinations in South and Central America: Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

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