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Daycare Assistant

location
4 - 8 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Perfect 4.6  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Good response rate

Highlights

  • Get to know one of the most amazing places on earth - The Galapagos Islands!
  • Give back to society by supporting this child care project
  • Boost your CV adding international volunteer experience
  • Improve your Spanish skills by practicing on a daily basis
  • Visit amazing places throughout a country that is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and historic sites

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

About the program

Help small children on the beautiful Galapagos Islands! Make a positive impact in the life of a child while volunteering in a child care project.

Galapagos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and many dream of spending just a few days in the impressive archipelago. With South America Inside you have the opportunity to spend several weeks on the Galapagos Islands while you participate in our childcare volunteer ...

About the program

Galapagos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and many dream of spending just a few days in the impressive archipelago. With South America Inside you have the opportunity to spend several weeks on the Galapagos Islands while you participate in our childcare volunteer project.

This volunteer project supports day care centers on San Cristobal Island. The institutions are aimed at parents who are working full-time or can not look after their children during the day. In order to ensure that children of one to three years do not remain unattended at home, they receive support and care in these day care centers.

The main objective of the project is to ensure that children's educational, psychological and physiological needs are met. Despite the lack of resources, staff and toys, the institutions have managed to create a friendly and loving environment that allows the children to be happy and engage in meaningful activities throughout the day.

If you love to work with children, you are in the right place! This is your chance to leave a lasting impression on the lives of Ecuadorian children and bring variety to their everyday lives in an isolated place like the Galapagos Islands.


Typical day

Between 20 and 70 children are cared for daily in the day care centers on the Galapagos Islands. As often only one caregiver is available for a large group of children, the support of volunteers is particularly appreciated and sometimes even urgently needed.

Above all, it is important to be a role ...

Typical day

Between 20 and 70 children are cared for daily in the day care centers on the Galapagos Islands. As often only one caregiver is available for a large group of children, the support of volunteers is particularly appreciated and sometimes even urgently needed.

Above all, it is important to be a role model for the children, to behave responsibly and to teach them values ​​such as tolerance and respect.

By dividing the children by age group you will be working in various areas of the facility and in a variety of activities. Key responsibilities include supporting local educators in activities such as playing, singing, painting, drawing, and dancing, as well as having conversations with children. Help is also needed during the meal and washing time.

The work in this volunteer project takes place especially in the morning hours (about 7:30 am to 1 pm). In the afternoons, the children take a nap and you and the other volunteers prepare activities for the next day or use the time to explore the island.


Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, weather, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.


Free-time activities

After a long day of hard work, evenings are quiet and volunteers usually spend them lounging in hammocks, chatting, listening to music, writing or reading. In your free time you can also go swimming, hiking and play sports. It's possible to do diving and snorkeling.

The local volunteer coordinators ...

Free-time activities

After a long day of hard work, evenings are quiet and volunteers usually spend them lounging in hammocks, chatting, listening to music, writing or reading. In your free time you can also go swimming, hiking and play sports. It's possible to do diving and snorkeling.

The local volunteer coordinators are always available for assistance and guidance for the volunteer projects and spare time activities. There are times when there are no other volunteers or just a few, while on other occasions there are groups, so be prepared for the variety of people that you will meet and work with.

The Galapagos Islands offer many opportunities for cultural activities and escapes into the nature. You have the possibility to observe the Island's endemic wildlife, animals that do not exist somewhere else!

You can do many water activities like swimming, snorkeling, kayak, surfing, diving and you can take boat trips to other islands.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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 (intermediate level)

Education Requirements

at High School level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

CV and Volunteer Questionnaire

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

What's Included

What's Included

Services by South America Inside

  • Twin room in a Homestay (surcharge for single room is 70 US$/week)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Airport pick-up in Quito and 1 overnight stay in Quito
  • Introduction meeting in Quito
  • Airport drop off in Quito for flight to the Galapagos Islands
  • Airport pick-up on San Cristobal Island
  • Advice from our experienced staff
  • On-going support via WhatsApp, phone or mail
  • Elaboration of your application profile in Spanish
  • Your placement in the volunteer project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Packing list
  • Country handbook
  • Intercultural guide
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • On-site volunteer coordinator
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Advice on travel insurance
  • Certificate of participation

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, taking into account the school year from May to February. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningful volunteer project.

Important, please note:
Entry fee to the Galapagos Islands, approx. US$ 20 (to be paid on site in cash)
The permit you need to enter the Galapagos Islands, approx. US$ 200, has to be issued in advance. We will charge you this additional amount and issue the permit for you.
The minimum duration is 2 weeks + 1 day. This means 1 day in Quito upon arrival with overnight stay and 2 weeks on the Island.

Airport Pickup at San Cristobal Airport

Accommodation

During this project, you will stay with a local family that is situated close to where you will volunteer. You will share the room with one other volunteer. Bathrooms and common areas are shared with the family and other inhabitants. Living with a family is a wonderful way to learn about the country's culture and improve your Spanish.

Food & Beverages

The volunteer program includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is San Cristobal Airport (SCY) in San Cristobal. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. Recommended arrival day on the Galapagos Islands is Saturday or Sunday. Before traveling to the islands, at the latest one working day in advance, your orientation event will take place in Quito, on the Ecuadorian mainland. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningful volunteer project.


Not included:

Entry fee to the Galapagos Islands, approx. US$ 20 (to be paid on site in cash), nor the permit you need to enter the Galapagos Islands, approx. US$ 200.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 1,838€
5 weeks 2,098€
6 weeks 2,357€
7 weeks 2,616€
8 weeks (max. stay) 2,875€
Average fees 409€/week

Program fees

409€ per week 4 - 8 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 8 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

South America Inside

Perfect 4.6 rating (114 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2003

Verified by Volunteer World

  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Marion

Spoken languages: Spanish, English, German

About the project

South America Inside promotes intercultural, linguistic and educational exchanges. Its volunteer programs are addressed to students, professionals and retirees.

Meet your organization

South America Inside is an intercultural management agency, founded back in 2003, which specializes in the promotion of programs abroad, language travel and educational programs throughout Latin America.

Since 2007, to enrich the experience of our global-minded clients and to provide them with even more possibilities, South America Inside has been expanding their program offerings throughout South and Central America.

Working together with some of the best language schools in Latin America, South America Inside provides high quality language courses in almost every Latin American country.

Thanks to a professional team of motivated and friendly staff, South America Inside has been very successful over the past several years and have been able to establish an outstanding network of what we call "Insider Contacts." To enrich the experience of their clients and to provide them with more possibilities, South America Inside has been expanding our program offerings throughout Central and South America, in addition to our well-established Chilean programs.

Volunteer Work

Do you dream of staying abroad while doing something positive? Are you looking for a unique experience that will leave a mark on your life? Then a Volunteer Work program in South America or Central America is perfect for you!

With South America Inside you can combine an adventure abroad with social commitment, and create lasting memories in Latin America. Support the protection of endangered species; help a local community construct new homes; give new hope to impoverished children.

The possibilities to lend a hand are diverse, as there are the many places where help is needed. We have classified our volunteer projects in different areas so you can easily find the one (or more!) projects that best match your needs and interests.

Why with us

There are many persuasive reasons that speak in favor of South America Inside when it comes to selecting your perfect provider of language, study and volunteer travel abroad. Following, we have prepared a short summary so that you can get us to know a little better.

Our Insider benefits at a glance:

  Regional Experience
Over one decade (established in 2003) of dedication to language, work and study travel programs in Latin America. Thanks to our long standing work and life experience in the South American continent, we know this region really well. Therefore, we can help and inform you in a professional and competent way.

  Multifaceted Offers
Over time we have developed new programs to offer a wide array of work abroad opportunities to our clients. We have been pioneers in launching new exchange programs, as we have been the first in offering Work & Travel/Working Holiday and Farm Stays in Chile and successfully introduced these programs into the market back in 2005. Since 2012, we are the only agency to offer this type of program in Costa Rica.

  Insider Advice
Despite living in the modern era of the internet, we know that reliable and competent advice is still an important criterion for most of us. At South America Inside, you will find the benefits of an internet provider and an independent travel agency. We will be glad to pass on our extensive knowledge and regional experience.!

  Location
It is difficult to run programs when there is nobody “on the ground” to evaluate existing options and search for new opportunities. So, we are located in Chile, on location, and we know everything that is going on first hand. We know what it is like to live as a foreigner in South America and will be happy to assist you in making your stay unforgettable!

  Independence
South America Inside is an independent provider of language courses, internships, volunteer work, Farm Stays and Work & Travel programs in Latin America. We neither depend financially nor structurally on any other company, language school, association or organization. Therefore, we are able to give personalized information in accordance to your needs and availability.

•  Multilingual Team

Our team is multilingual and international! We speak fluent English, Spanish and German, as well as some French and Portuguese. With our customers, we can communicate in their native language and we avoid misunderstandings with local partners by communicating in Spanish with them. You can be sure that there will be an English-speaking contact person for you before, during, and after your stay.

  Customer Service
Excellent customer service is one of the most important goals for South America Inside, and this is evident with the positive feedback we regularly receive from our many happy clients. Emails are answered within 48 business hours and every client is treated with the same friendliness and expertise.

  Gapless and Accurate Information flow
With South America Inside you will have one and the same contact person before, during and after your trip. With that said, we guarantee a gapless and accurate information flow and you will always be very well informed.

  Approved Program Places
Many of our program places, especially in the area of internships and volunteer work, are designed in the way that they will be recognized by most universities, colleges or academies.

114 reviews · rating4.6

Mattia Malfanti rating5

2024 at Countryside School Assistant

Very good location and people. Really good organization and people are really hospitable. Peumal is a really good alternative school. I sincerely advice if you want help in an alternative school to go ...
Petra S. rating5

2024 at Beach Clean Up Assistant

Es ist besser als erwartet 🙂 Paula und Geronimo sind super nett und das Arbeitsprogramm ist sehr vielfältig. Auch die Clubanlage ist perfekt und die Natur hier sowieso. Leider vergeht die Zeit wie im ...
Nathalie K. rating5

2024 at Local Wildlife Helper

Everything is alright. The family host in San José is very kind. I visited San José yesterday. This morning I arrived at the rescue center and it's amazing! It beautifull, the animals are so cute. And the volonteers are very friendly. Thanks for everything and have a good ...
Roswitha M. rating5

2024 at Assistant in Childcare

Es ist alles perfecto und ich bin total zufrieden!! Sympathische Gastgeberin mit vorzüglichen Kochfähigkeiten und 5 lebhaften Hunden im Haus. Bei der Gelegenheit den Tipp, diejenigen Freiwilligen, für die diese Unterkunft vorgesehen ist, evtl. über die Anwesnheit von Hunden zu informieren, im ...
Laura & Emma rating5

2024 at Wildlife Rehabilitation Supporter

Bei uns ist alles super, wir sind mega zufrieden und haben viele Leute kennen gelernt. Es waren jetzt einfach schon zwei Wochen und die Zeit ist so schnell ...
Meine Zeit neigt sich so langsam dem Ende zu, mein Flug geht ja schon am 29.03.2024 über Kanada zurück nach Deutschland. Meine chilenische Mama begleitet mich vorher noch nach Santiago, damit ich die Hauptstadt für ein paar Tage kennenlernen kann. Vielen Dank für die ganze Organisation. Meine ...

Location

Americas > South America > Ecuador > San Cristobal Island, Ecuador

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