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Volunteer Ecuador Quito Hippotherapy / Horses with Abroaderview.org

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A Broader View Volunteers Corp | Quito, P, Ecuador
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Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Volunteer Ecuador

Volunteering in Ecuador, this project was created in 1995 with the main objective to offer rehabilitation and integrate recreational programs through therapies with horses for children, youth, and adults with mental or physical disabilities.

Riding therapy or equine-assisted therapy and canine-assisted therapy with dogs is recognized worldwide as an effective method for physical, mental and/or emotional rehabilitation. It transmits to the patient a sense of balance, coordination, orientation and rhythm.

The movement of the horses back is used therapeutically. Equine-assisted therapy uses horses as therapeutic instruments and prepares the patient for other physiotherapeutic functions, but offers huge psychological benefits.

Volunteers will handle the horses during therapy sessions 3 or 4 people are necessary. Volunteers are more than welcome to help with feeding of the horses, preparing them for each therapy session, cleaning the horses afterwards and other general tasks during the therapy sessions. In addition, the volunteer can also help with horse-back riding lessons for the general public and in the administrative area, as well as garden maintenance. It is also possible to participate in the canine-assisted therapies.

Required: 

  • US$100 Hippotherapy fee paid with your program cost (from 1 to 12 weeks program).

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

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.

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.

https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/ecuador

Volunteer Ecuador

Volunteering in Ecuador, this project was created in 1995 with the main objective to offer rehabilitation and integrate recreational programs through therapies with horses for children, youth, and adults with mental…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

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Inclusions

  • Prompt customer service answering your call and emails.
  • 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.

Please email your inquiries to us at: volunteers[at]abroaderview.org or form

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

236 Glen Place Elkins Park, PA 19027

Toll Free: (866) 423 3258

International Phone:

215 780 1845 215 253 4512 (020) 812 397 81 (02) 800 368 07

A Broader View office is open 10am-4pm (ET) Monday to Friday.

Click here --> Please watch our Reservation video

Inclusions

  • Prompt customer service answering your call and emails.
  • Pre-departure Orientation Guide. Includes detailed…

Location

quito, Quito, P, EC
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