Health Care Assistance

New Horizons Ecuador
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Coordinator | Laura
Coordinator | Laura
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Work in a public health center giving medical care to poor people who cannot afford the treatment in private hospitals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

This is a public Health Care Center which gives its services to the population who does not have enough economic resources for them to pay for the medical services in a private Hospital.

This Health Care Center counts with the following areas: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergencies, Pediatrics, General Medicine, Community Medicine,Vaccination and they also count with a Dental Care Center. 

Everyday this Health Care Center gives attention to approximately 300 persons every day. At this Health Care Center there are 18 doctors that give attention to the patients in the out patients clinic.

Moreover, this health center works with schools and day care centers from the area by making campaigns the area of vaccination and they also make dental cleansing treatments to the kids.

Typical day

  • Help in the application of injections.
  • Fulfill the medical file of the patients and the medical prescriptions.
  • General checkup to the patients (blood pressure, measuring body temperature, check of the weight).
  • To help by cleaning and suturing minor surgeries.
  • To give help in the medical brigades and to give support to the children as well as to the families from kids who suffer of malnutrition.
  • To help in the vaccination campaigns against the hepatitis, measles, and chickenpox

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)
Education Requirements
Medicine at University level
Required Documents
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 08:00 - 13:30

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 with a local family
3 meals per day
Transfer out on your departure day

Airport Pickup at Mariscal Sucre International Airport

One person of the NGO ( Laura Córdova or someone in charge) will pick the volunteer up. It will take 45 min from the aiport to the host house, but it depends on the traffic.


single or double bedroom, shared bathroom, wifi

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

three meals per day are provided, vegetarian food is avaible

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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Work in a public health center giving medical care to poor people who cannot afford the treatment in private hospitals.


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