Daycare Center for Children

Take care of children between the ages of 0-6 years, plan recreational and educational activities, assist in feeding the smaller children

The project

This project is aimed at low income families in Ecuador, where both parents have to work full time and cannot take care of their children during the day. This project helps children by making sure they are not left unattended or on the streets, giving them a safe caring environment. There are many different centers that volunteers can be assigned to with the age of the children varying from 0-6 years. 

The objective of the project is offer children the support and care they need, ensuring all their needs to develop are met. There is a serious lack of funding at these centres thats why volunteers are crucial in creating a friendly nurturing environment for the children. 

 If you love children and want to make an impact in there lives, this project is perfect for you. Besides giving you childcare experience you will make a difference to a number of lives. 


Your work 

This is a very fulfilling job where you will see results from your hard work. 

On a day to day basis your typical tasks will be, helping to feed smaller children and teaching basic manners and skills. You will also organize and play games with them on a daily basis in order to create a friendly environment. 

This job requires a lot of patience and care but also a lot of creativity in order to create activities with limited resources. Volunteers can bring in their own materials such as books and toys which can be found very cheap in the city centre this gives alternative activities to children. 

Please keep in mind that during your time there you will become a role model to the children, so your behavouir during your time should set an example to them. Volunteers are crucial to these centers so any help would be great. 

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

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Free-time activities

There are lots of different activities to choose from in your free time, such as many different sporting activities, as well as lots of live music in the town of Cuenca. There are many bars and restaurants to socialize in and many beautiful sites within the city of Cuenca



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.

In this project you willl be living with a host family, with your own private bedroom but with shared bathrooms and living areas. Once a week you will have a laundry service. Living with a family is a great way to learn a new culture and improve on your spanish skills.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

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

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

You can volunteer at the project site in Cuenca/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
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
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Ecuador. Please check the visa regulations for Ecuador.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Ecuador and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Ecuador.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ecuador.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Jose Joaquin De Olmedo (GYE) in Guayaquil. 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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Cuenca, Azuay Province, Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador