Caretaker, Mentor & Buddy

It's a Kinder Garden located in the south of Quito that helps children of poor families.



This is an institution of social help, without economic benefit, it is located in the south of Quito, it takes care and feeds children of single and teenager mothers as well as to children of poor families of the place. This institution provides breakfast, a snack in the morning, lunch and a snack in the afternoon.

This institution takes care of children from 3 months up to 5 years old and children from 6 to 7 years old. The schedule is from Monday to Friday since 08h30 to 15h00.

The institution has approximately 74 children. The number of children may vary.

NURSERY: 0 months to 3 years old (20 children)
PRE-KINDER: Children of 4 years old (27 children)
KINDER: Children of 5 years old (21 children)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Children of 6 and 7 years old (6 children)


  • Taking care of children
  • Preparing games and recreational activities
  • Elaborating didactic material
  • Support with homework and English during the afternoons
  • Artistic activities (drawing and painting)
  • To help in the area of construction by building a classroom for the children.
If the volunteer wants to stay longer than 3 months, a volunteer visa will be required. 

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
Other Skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

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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.



What's included?
Coordination of the volunteer work
Transfer from the aiport to the host house the day of your arrival
Orientation guide in our office
Accomodation during 4 weeks with a local host family
Food is included ( 3 meals per day)
Transfer out on your departure day
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Volunteers are picked up from the aiport by a person of the NGO ( Laura Córdova or someone in charge )


single or shared room, shared bathroom, wifi

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

vegetarian food avaible, 3 meals per day are included

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Quito/Ecuador between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. New Horizons Ecuador will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
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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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Avenida Seis de Diciembre, Avenida Colón, 170523 Quito, Ecuador