Volunteer Project in Ecuador
Working in an orphanage is probably one
of the toughest and most rewarding things that you can do.
Our orphanage care volunteer project offers you the opportunity
to make a valuable contribution to the lives of some of Ecuadorian's
most underprivileged and vulnerable children, giving them
the attention and time that they deserve.
There are many children in Ecuador who don't
have anybody to call their own. These children who have been
abandoned by their parents or those who come from the homes
of domestic violence are sheltered by the orphanages. Our
volunteer project has several orphanages across where you
can volunteer. Each orphanage houses between 25 or more abandoned
and unwanted children. Children are from less than 1 year
up to about 14 years old.
As a care volunteer working with children
in orphanages in Ecuador, you will be involved in the day-to-day
running of an orphanage and would be helping the kids to learn
life-skills that parents would normally teach. It is believed
that with your help they will be given a sense of pride, self-confidence
and dignity; qualities that are sometimes lacking due to the
problems associated with their past.
Street Children Volunteer Project in Ecuador
One of the major social problems Ecuador
has is irresponsible parenting. Many children are born to
families that lack the minimum conditions to provide for their
well-being. For this reason, many children have to go to the
streets to sell, beg, and somehow make extra money for the
family income. In other cases, children are mistreated and
they run away from their homes or are abandoned by their parents
and in order to survive, children have to work in the streets.
The purpose of this project is to help these
children that are forced to live in the dangerous streets
every day and that have no conscious of their rights as children.
The children of Ecuador and their families
need the support of volunteers as many are living in extreme
poverty. By working with the children and their families the
aim of the project is to alleviate this poverty and help them
to make a better future for themselves.
Depending on your own skills and interests,
you are free to help the children with daily care, feeding,
playing, education and helping with their homework, read stories,
teach songs, clothing, change diapers, help them with their
wash, and take them for outings, assisting the local staff
with repairs and upkeep the facilities, spend quality time
with the children, etc.
The goal of our orphanages and street children
centers is to provide these children with affection, support,
and a decent life in the hopes of helping them to become responsible
No specific qualifications are required
to join our children welfare. However, interested individuals
should have a passion and eagerness to help underprivileged
children. Volunteers should have a basic understanding of
the Spanish language in order to effectively work within these
Our project is located in Quito, Ambato,
Latacunga, Otavalo, Ibarra, Puerto Lopez, Cuenca and Galapagos.
Dates, Duration and Application Deadline
The project runs all year-round for 2 - 24 weeks in length and start every Monday so volunteer should
arrive 1 or 2 days early. Volunteers choose their own start
dates. Applications are accepted up to 2 weeks prior to departure.
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