Child Care Worker at Youth Center

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founded in 2011
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High­lights

Experience the Ecuadorian way of life. Ama la vida!
Gain Spanish fluency by following one of our Spanish courses, living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals.
Make memories you’ll never forget while working in our daily projects and during weekend excursions with your fellow participants.
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience.
Visit Cuenca, Montañita, Baños, The Galapagos Islands, Cuyabeno and all the other wonderful places in Ecuador during your free time.
At the child care project, you work as a social worker and can follow internships in the fields of pedagogy, psychology and more. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs
A big part of the Ecuadorian population still lives below the poverty line. For poor families it’s often hard to give their children a careless childhood, because there isn’t enough money for healthy food and not enough knowledge for a good education. A lot of families in Ecuador are ‘one parent families’ and more than once the mother is still a teenager, without any education or job. When a mother does have a job, often they take their children with them to work, where they have to sit in a corner and be quiet. Alcoholism among parents is also a common thing.

Not far from our office there is a daycare that receives children in the ages from two to twelve years on a daily basis. The kids follow a curriculum that is recognized by the Ecuadorian government, get a healthy meal and they participate in workshops and sports classes that are organized with the help of international volunteers. The children grow up in a safe environment and receive the attention they deserve. At the same time their parents have the opportunity to complete their education or to earn a living.

As a volunteer you work on a daily basis in the daycare. Your job consists mainly of supporting the teachers who often have a lot of experience working in this place. You work with children across different ages, each with its own story. Characteristic for this project is creativity, enthusiasm and of course dealing with young children.

Typical day

You can work part-time or full-time at the youth center, depending on your further program. Normally you start at 9 AM and finish your day around 5 PM. In between you have ample time to have lunch with your colleagues, fellow volunteers and interns and of course the kids.


Your program and the activities you will be involved in will depend on your level of Spanish.

Free-time activities

During your stay with Local Dreamers you will live with one of our local host families or you will have a room in our volunteer house. It's completely up to you. Both the host families and volunteer house (located above our office) are located in central Quito, near the historical center and the tourist center.

In the weekends you are free to come and go wherever you want. Ecuador is incredibly versatile, but still relatively small and easily accessible. From Quito you can easily go on a discovery tour and get to know more of this fantastic country. Our coordinators are happy to help you on your way. If you want to take a little more time for a trip, that is of course always possible. We are a flexible organization and are happy to think along with you.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

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 English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Foundation Local Dreamers

The mentioned costs involve room, board, airport pickup and preperation & guidance as well as a one-time contribution towards the project.

Airport Pickup at Mariscal Sucre International Airport
When you arrive at airport Mariscal Sucre, our driver José Luis will be waiting for you at the gate. We always provide him with some pictures of you, so he will for sure recognize you. Together with José Luis you will make a one-hour drive to our office in the centre of Quito. At the office, one of our coordinators will welcome you and show you around in the neighborhood. After a little small talk we will bring you to your host family/ the volunteer house where you have all the time to recover from your flight.
Accommodation
During your stay with Local Dreamers you will live with one of our local host families or you will have a room in our volunteer house (guest house). It's completely up to you. Both the host families and volunteer house (located above our office) are located in central Quito, near the historical center and the tourist center.
Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Our host families provide a daily breakfast and dinner, which is included in the price. All our families are happy to introduce you to the Ecuadorian cuisine, and will provide you with varied meals. In the evening they prepare a warm meal, with plenty of vegetables and meat. They also like to take into account any allergies or vegetarian requirements, please let us know during your application.

In our volunteer house we have a large kitchen with everything you need to prepare great meals. We often see volunteers doing the shopping and cooking together. There is a large supermarket on the same street.

At our office we provide drinking water, coffee and tea. Lunch will be for your own costs.

Internet Access
Good 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.
Vaccines
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

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Feel free to join us in every time of the year, our projects are open during the whole year. We don't have specific arrival days, just search your most ideal flight. Our coordinators are available to welcome you on every day of the week, also during the weekend.

Attention: for working as a volunteer on this project, you are required to stay in Quito for a minimum amount of 4 weeks.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,000
7 weeks
$1,390
8 weeks
$1,520
9 weeks
$1,650
13 weeks
$2,170
21 weeks
$3,210
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,980
Average fees
$195 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Foundation Local Dreamers 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 Foundation Local Dreamers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Child Care Worker at Youth Center

At the child care project, you work as a social worker and can follow internships in the fields of pedagogy, psychology and more.

$195/week

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