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Coordinator | Laura
Coordinator | Laura
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Volunteer in a Kinder Garden located in the south of Quito that supports children of poor families. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+


This is an institution of social help, without economic benefit, it is located in the south of Quito, it takes care and feeds children of single and teenager mothers as well as to children of poor families of the place. This institution provides breakfast, a snack in the morning, lunch and a snack in the afternoon.

This institution takes care of children from 3 months up to 5 years old and children from 6 to 7 years old. The schedule is from Monday to Friday since 08h30 to 15h00.

The institution has approximately 74 children. The number of children may vary.

NURSERY: 0 months to 3 years old (20 children)
PRE-KINDER: Children of 4 years old (27 children)
KINDER: Children of 5 years old (21 children)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Children of 6 and 7 years old (6 children)


  • Taking care of children
  • Preparing games and recreational activities
  • Elaborating didactic material
  • Support with homework and English during the afternoons
  • Artistic activities (drawing and painting)
  • To help in the area of construction by building a classroom for the children.
If the volunteer wants to stay longer than 3 months, a volunteer visa will be required. 

Free-time activities

Volunteers usually visit the town centre which has a lot of museums and beautiful churches. Besides museums and churches, volunteers can also visit the Teleferico in Quito. It is a cable car that leads you just a few hours on foot the Pichincha volcano. Another touristic atraction that is located near from Quito is the Pululahua crater. Volunteers should also visit the Panecillo and the middle of the world monument . Other touristic places that we recommend are Quilotoa lake, San Pablo lake, Cotopaxi national park ,Antisana ecological reserve, Otavalo,Mindo, and Baños.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by New Horizons Ecuador

Coordination of the volunteer work
Transfer from the aiport to the host house the day of your arrival
Orientation guide in our office
Accomodation during 4 weeks with a local host family
Food is included ( 3 meals per day)
Transfer out on your departure day

Airport Pickup at Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Volunteers are picked up from the aiport by a person of the NGO ( Laura Córdova or someone in charge )


single or shared room, shared bathroom, wifi

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

vegetarian food avaible, 3 meals per day are included

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ecuador provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Ecuador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ecuador.

Dates & Fees

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$190 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. New Horizons Ecuador will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with New Horizons Ecuador during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Volunteer in a Kinder Garden located in the south of Quito that supports children of poor families.


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