Psychologist Intern

founded in 2003
Ask A Question
Coordinator | Marion
Coordinator | Marion
Reserve com a Flex Option! Escolha novas datas de partida ou mude para um programa de voluntariado diferente, sem custos adicionais.


Help people from disadvantaged communities
Show your commitment with people in need
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Explore a country that is famous for its rich biodiversity and amazing landscapes
Open your horizon while making a life changing experience
Look outside the box, help disadvantaged people.
This help is extremely important, especially in an environment of poverty, and often violence and addiction problems. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
While volunteering in this project you will definitively get out of your comfort zone. You will immerse yourself into another culture, into other realities. The volunteer work in Psychology takes takes place in Quito in a community of disadvantaged people. Volunteers support a non-profit psychotherapeutic clinic. The staff takes care of people in a socially deprived area who are sorely in need of psychological attention but have no access to it - be it because there are no available offers or because the existing offers are to be paid for privately.

An Ecuadorian and a German doctor founded the clinic together in order to counteract this problem. In the psychotherapeutic clinic, patients of all ages are treated for a very small contribution. Most of them suffer depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, stress and drug problems. Children and adolescents with behavioral problems also receive help in individual or group therapy. Speech therapy is also offered in the center, because this too is very deficient in public care and private care is extremely expensive.

The efforts of this institution and the help of volunteers is extremely important, especially in an environment of poverty, a lack of prospects, a lack of education and often violence and addiction problems. For prevention, the institution also works with schools and educates children and parents about mental illnesses in the district.

Typical day

Volunteers work in different areas of the institution: 
  • Assisting during the treating
  • Writing reports and tests
  • Maintaining materials
  • Giving advice to patients in the waiting area
  • Making appointments
  • Completing documentation

Volunteers with psychological training can, depending on their experience and language skills, make their own diagnoses after a while.

From time to time the volunteers also accompany the psychologists to the schools in order to do prevention work there. If you want, you can also contribute or implement your own project and ideas.
This volunteer position is aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at psychology students, trained psychologists or people with a therapeutic training.

The volunteer work can be realized on a full day or half day schedule. Usually, volunteers start working at around 9 am in the morning and finish in the afternoon around 3 pm.

Free-time activities

Quito is located in the Andean highlands at an altitude of around 2850 meters. Therefore, despite its proximity to the equator, it is moderately warm all year round with an average temperature of around 13 °C. During the day, temperatures reach between 20 and 25 °C. There are rainy seasons from September to November and from January to April. It then usually rains around noon and then the sun is shining again.

Quito not only has a great location, right under the Pichincha volcano and a pleasant climate, but also cultural treasures: Built in the 16th century on the ruins of an ancient Inca city, Quito has the best preserved historical center in all of Latin America.

For this reason, Quito was the first city in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Quito also offers a lively nightlife, pretty markets, interesting museums and theaters as well as various kinds of festivals at certain times.

Outdoor fans will also get their money's worth on day trips to the surrounding Andean landscapes!


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)
Required Documents
CV and Application Form
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

Serviços incluídos

Services by South America Inside
  • Shared or single room* (*surcharge for single room)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • You will be accompanied to the project on the first day
  • Professional English-speaking advice
  • Translation of your application documents
  • Volunteer Work Placement in Ecuador
  • English-speaking in-country support
  • Handbook Ecuador
  • Intercultural guideline
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Information about suitable travel insurance
  • Certificate of participation
Full cultural immersion is assured with our carefully selected homestays. You will live with a local host family, learn about Ecuadorian culture, you can train your Spanish skills in everyday situations and get to know traditions, everyday life and typical food of Ecuador.
Accommodation in a homestay includes full board. Internet connection is available.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Full-board is provided (3 meals / day).

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. 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 Equador.
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 Equador provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Equador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Equador.

Datas & Custos


Details on arrival

The project is available year-round with flexible start and end dates.

Note: A donation of 180 USD is required to be paid directly to the project

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$324 /week

Por favor, note que as taxas acima indicadas são estimadas. South America Inside informará o candidato sobre o preço final durante o processo de candidatura.
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.

Porquê reservar com Volunteer World

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World é a plataforma de comparação líder mundial para oportunidades de voluntariado internacional. Nós guiamos você através de um processo seguro e fácil de inscrição - incluindo todos os pagamentos necessários. Planejar sua próxima viagem significativa com o Volunteer World lhe dá acesso gratuito ao nosso:
Garantia de Qualidade
Elevados padrões éticos & impacto social transparente
Opção Flex
Altere a sua reserva sem custos adicionais
Garantia de Reembolso
Reembolsamos suas despesas caso South America Inside cancele sua viagem
Apoio & Mediação
Nós cobrimos suas costas, não importa o que aconteça.
Os nossos serviços são gratuitos!
Todas as despesas do programa são cobradas diretamente por South America Inside.

What are people saying about Volunteer World?

Psychologist Intern

Look outside the box, help disadvantaged people. This help is extremely important, especially in an environment of poverty, and often violence and addiction problems.


You might be also interested in

Sea Turtle Conservation Ambassador Quepos, Costa Rica Tortugas de Pacuare
Volunteer and save turtles, make a difference and meet one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Join us in Pacific CR!
Conservation of Whale & Dolphin Populations Tenerife, Espanha GVI
Contribute to critical whale & dolphin conservation initiatives in the beautiful subtropical island archipelago - Canary Islands.
Migrants and Refugees Integration Support Napoli, Itália International Napoli Network
Help the refugee and migrant community to gain a foothold in Europe by supporting shelters, schools, health care and activities tailored to their long-term integration.
Eco Farm Worker Antigua, Guatemala South America Inside
In this wonderful project you work very close with the local as the farm operates as a community center where especially women and children can learn and persoanlly grow.
Local Women Empowerment Supporter Quito, Equador South America Inside
Be a volunteer at a women's shelter in Quito. Help women and their children who have suffered domestic violence. Learn about local culture while empowering these women.

Porque estou a ver isto?

Você solicitou uma página que já não existe neste site. Isso pode ser causado por um link que você seguiu que estava desatualizado, por uma digitação errada no endereço na barra de endereços, ou simplesmente porque o post foi deletado.

Leve-me para a página inicial