Child Care worker

Care of children between the ages of 0-6 years, plan recreational and educational activities, feed smaller children

The project
This program is run by the local people in the northern cloud forest of Ecuador, and it provides support to the community and the children. The community also runs a Eco-Lodge which is located within the could forest, which is a global hotspot in biodiversity with 1500 species of plants and 390 species of birds situating within the area. 

This program is essential to the community, the inhabitants would like to share the beauty of their land to visitors, while also showing them their way of life. The site is located in the small town of Nanegal which is about 2 hours away from Quito, it is easily reached by public busses. The population in this town is around 4,500 people with 2 schools and a daycare centre. 

Volunteers on this project will work alongside members of the community. This allows you to make new friends and experience the culture, it also offers you the chance to improve your spanish skills. 


Your work
The day care center you will be working in aims to provide a safe and caring environment for children, the ages of the children vary from 6 months to 5 years. The center provides breakfast and lunch to the children. The nursery has over 45 children attending, so it is very over crowded with a lack of staff, this is why volunteers are so important for these centres to help out. 

Volunteers usually work with just one age group and on a typical day your taks will be to help create and participate in games, assist in educating children, provide personal care to the children by encouraging good hygiene. You will also be expected to help feed younger children on a daily basis. 

During your time on the project you will become a role model to the children so your behaivour must lead by example. You will get to see the difference you are making to peoples lives which is very rewarding. 

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 08:00 - 16:00

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Free-time activities

You can spend the weekends relaxing, swimming in the river, playing sports, hiking, enjoying the outdoors or participating in activities with the local community. There are also frequent parties in various towns nearby.

Swimming
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 | AccomodationVolunteer house | 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

There are rooms of different sizes which will be shared by two, four, or eight people and which may be mixed gender. Bedding is provided, cooking and cleaning will be done by volunteers

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Full Board is provided (3 meals per day)

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$865
5 weeks
$1020
6 weeks
$1175
7 weeks
$1330
10 weeks
$1795
12 weeks
$2105
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4120

You can volunteer at the project site in Quito /Ecuador between 4 weeks and 25 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
$191/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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Visa Regulations
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Living Costs
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Budgeting
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What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre (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.
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Nanegal, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, Quito , Ecuador