Volunteer Abroad Ecuador Quito Orphanage Support
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Orphanage Support: Quito
This is a public residential facility for orphans, a home to boys and girls ranging including babies, toddlers and children 5-10yrs old. Located in northern Quito this home provides care, love, schooling and support of 35-40 children. Volunteer hours typically 8-12 and 2-6pm.
Activities: Mornings help with the babies, feeding, changing diapers, chores at the home like cleaning, kitchen help. Afternoons help the children with their homework, English lessons. Arranging games, and recreational songs and play time, sharing one and one time with the kids. Since the kids ages range you can split time with the babies and also with the older kids. This is a unique opportunity to truly experience life at an orphanage.
Quito Program Includes: Airport reception in Quito City orientation and project briefing with the ABV staff coordinator. Host family accommodations in modern middle class homestay. . 3 meals per day, 7 days a week. Program support throughout by ABV local staff. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
Quito is the capital of Ecuador and the countries second largest city with an estimated population of about 2.1 million people. The beautiful, bustling city sits high in the Andes Mountains an altitude over 9000 ft. Quito's Old Town is a wonder with neighborhoods lined with colonial architecture, some of it dating to the mid 1500s when the Spanish founded the city. With its rich cultural treasures, large open plazas surrounded by cathedrals and stately public buildings, Quito has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a place of delicious food, friendly people, wonderful Andean music and colorful marketplaces.
We offer the following in Quito:
Program Length : From 1 week to 12 weeks. Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: 35-40 hours per week Accommodations: host family Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 18 years, proficient Spanish
Nearly 60% of Quito’s population lives in extreme poverty. These areas often lack such basic services as electricity and running water. Many of the urban poor are migrants from rural areas who come to the city in search of a better life. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities for employment. Poverty can lead not only to malnutrition, illness, delinquency, alcoholism and domestic violence, it also worsens environmental contamination.
We offer social welfare programs in Quito, in pre-schools, children's centers, residential orphanages and also medical clinics and hospitals.
Airport reception in Quito City orientation and project briefing with the ABV staff coordinator. Host family accommodations in modern middle class homestay. 3 meals per day, 7 days a week. Program support throughout by ABV local staff. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
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- Pre-departure Orientation Guide. Includes detailed travel, safety & cultural information and many tips that will make your trip planning easier.
- Detailed Fundraising Guide that will help you raise the funds needed to travel, as well as provide donations to the project.
- Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses. Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by our local coordinators.
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Special meals at request.
- Airport meet and greet by our ABV project coordinator (At any time, any day!)
- First night hotel accommodation *some programs
- Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency
- Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our Ω∫ABV project coordinator.
- Placement in a quality project, allowing you to maximize your time and efforts in a good cause.
- Transportation to project site only the first day with our ABV project coordinator. Includes introduction to local staff and community members with whom you will be working with.
- Volunteer Program: Half day (4 hours only) Spanish refresher Lesson. Part of volunteer orientation on arrival. (*Some countries)
- Departure transfer by our ABV project coordinator.
- A Feedback page on our ABV website with pictures of your trip.
- The Presidents Volunteer Service Award lapel pin (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
- Personalized Presidents Volunteer Service Award certificate of achievement.
- Letter of completion from A Broader View Volunteers Corp·· ··By request, A Letter of Recommendation provided by the local organization detailing the activities developed by the volunteer during his or her stay.
Fro more Questions and answers visit: https://www.abroaderview.org/faq
During the Program
You should be:
- PROACTIVE - Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
- PATIENT - Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
- FLEXIBLE - Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
- CONSIDERATE – Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host familyif you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
- RESPECTFUL - Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
- FRIENDLY - In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
- TOLERANT - The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.
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