Help Rescued Dogs

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High­lights

Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Explore a country that is famous for its rich biodiversity and ancient cultures
Learn more about the rich culture and history of Ecuador
Make new friends from around the world while sharing with other international volunteers
Develop new intercultural skills while immersing into a new culture
Take care of dogs that have been rescued from the streets or private households. The dogs are now used to provide therapy for children with disabilities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

This volunteer project in Ecuador was founded over 10 years ago by an Italian. It is dedicated to the therapy of disabled children with mental and physical limitations or disabilities, such as autism, Down Syndrome or paralysis. Even blind and deaf children can participate in the therapies. The project started on private initiative in one of the largest parks in Quito, now after many years of hard work, the project has its place in the park and the number of children and animals participating in the therapy has increased significantly. The approximately 15 dogs and some horses used for the therapy are the main actors in this project.

Initially there were only a few dogs used for the therapy, but thanks to the great reception of the families, this project is now one of the largest of its kind in Quito. However, volunteers are needed to assist in therapies and to take care of the animals.

Typical day

In this project you can tackle in different places. Your help as a volunteer is very much in demand and important. The tasks are, in addition to the maintenance of the infrastructure, especially the care of the dogs. This includes primarily bathing, feeding and playing with the dogs. Particularly important also is the help of the volunteers when training new dogs. With a lot of patience and treats you teach the basic commands to the dogs, who used to live on the street or in non-adecuate conditions in private households. You can practice with the dogs how to walk on a leash or walk next to a wheelchair, for example.

Experience in the care of animals is not required for this project. However, you should not be afraid of dogs and ideally not suffer from an animal hair allergy. Otherwise, the love of animals and the joy of helping is all you need to support this amazing volunteer project in Quito.

Free-time activities

With its rich pre-Columbian history, the capital of Ecuador was founded on the ruins of an Inca city, and nowadays offers everything a modern traveler may need. Quito remains one of the best preserved historic city centers in Latin America and UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. This huge city stretches over a fabulous Andean valley surrounded by volcanic peaks. Among its streets, you can find 40 churches and chapels, 16 convents and monasteries with their respective cloisters, 17 squares, 12 convent and refractory courtyards, 12 museums and innumerable beautiful patios.

Just 33 kilometers north of Quito is the Middle of the World, the place with the line that divides the planet earth in the northern and southern hemisphere.

Further north, an hour's drive from Quito, is Otavalo, the largest indigenous market in the world. To the south, about a hundred kilometers away, you can visit Latacunga and the Cotopaxi National Park, with the very high volcano of the same name. Further south the cities of Ambato and Baños are worth a visit, with the spectacular view of the Tungurahua volcano, which can be climbed to the top.
Especially Baños is real fun place to visit due to countless of sports and adrelanine activities.

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV
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

Services by South America Inside
  1. Homestay, single or shared room (subject to availability)
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Advice on local travels
  8. Orientation session upon arrival
  9. Orientation kit
  10. Country handbook
  11. Local support
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number
  13. Certificate of Participation

  14. Airport pick-up can be added at an extra cost.

Accommodation

The best way to know more about Ecuadorian culture and customs, and even to practice your Spanish skills, is to live in a homestay. A top priority of our volunteer programs in Ecuador is full cultural immersion, so volunteers will receive their accommodation with local host families in Quito. The host families have been carefully selected and most of them have many years of experience hosting foreign volunteers. The host family provides you with a welcoming home and three meals per day. .

Volunteers get a private bedroom or shared with another volunteer, bathrooms are shared.

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

Full-board is provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, according to your availability and travel plans. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningfull volunteer project.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 890
3 weeks
$ 1,045
4 weeks
$ 1,200
5 weeks
$ 1,355
6 weeks
$ 1,510
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,300
Average fees
$ 312 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Help Rescued Dogs

Take care of dogs that have been rescued from the streets or private households. The dogs are now used to provide therapy for children with disabilities.

$312/week

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