Child Care Supporter

Assist teachers in everyday activities, create and play games, help feed children

The project

This project allows you to spend a few weeks on Galapagos Islands while volunteering in our volunteer child care program. The child care program on the islands were set up to care for children whos parents are unable to care for them during the day due to work commitments. This project ensures that the children are not left unattended and put in a safe caring environment, the age of children in these centres range from 1-3 years old with around 40-70 children in a centre. 

The main priority of the project is to offer children a supportive service which helps with their educational, nutritional, and psychological needs. These centres are underfunded but despite this they create a friendly and warm atmosphere for the children who can play games and learn on a daily basis. 

This program is perfect for people who love children, it is a unique experience where you get to see the difference you are making to the lives of the children and families in this stunning place. 

 

Your work

When working you will be assisting in activties with the workers at the centers. The centers are very understaffed so there are often large groups of children supervised by one person this is why volunteers are so crucial. 

On a typical day your day to day tasks will consist of assisting in educating children, creating and participating in games and activities, painting and other arts and crafts, as well as helping to feed the children and clean the area in which they play. It is vital for volunteers to act very responsible this is because the children will see you as a role model so they are asked to promote hygiene and good mannors.

The average working hours are 7:30 am to 1:00 pm this may vary depending on the center you work for. Normally volunteers have the afternoon off to explore or prepare activities for the next day. 

Suitable for

Singles

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 13:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Ecuador? Volunteer World directly connects you with South America Inside

Child Care Supporter Teach children Work in a daycare Play games Teach manners Help children

Free-time activities

Galapagos is among the world’s most famous travel destinations. Many people dream of spending just a couple of days on this amazing archipelago! In your spare time you will be able to explore the islands and see the amazing oceans and beaches they have to offer.

Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Hiking
Sports

Services

What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accomodation Home Stay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Accommodation

In this project you will stay with a local family situated very close to the facilities. You will live in a private bedroom, but share bathrooms and living areas. Living with a family is a great way to learn the countrys culture and learn spanish.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes, full board is provided (3 meals per day )

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1560
5 weeks
$1795
6 weeks
$2030
7 weeks
$2265
8 weeks
$2500
9 weeks
$2735
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3440

You can volunteer at the project site in Isabela Island/Ecuador between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$338/week
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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Living Costs
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Budgeting
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What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Baltra (GPS) in Galapagos Island. 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.
Vaccine Checker
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Free-time
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Packing List
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Isabela Island, Ecuador, Isabela Island, Ecuador