South America Inside

Daycare & Community Supporter

Nanegal, Ecuador show on map
founded in 2003
Coordinator | Sergio
Coordinator | Sergio
Care of children between the ages of 0-6 years, plan recreational and educational activities, feed smaller children This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
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. 

Free-time activities

You can spend the weekends relaxing, swimming in the river, doing sports, hiking, enjoying the outdoors or participating in activities with the local community.


Program Requirements

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)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
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 from 08:00 - 16:00

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
South America Inside (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by South America Inside

  1. Accommodation in volunteer house
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Advice on local travels
  8. Orientation session upon arrival
  9. Orientation kit
  10. Country handbook
  11. Local support
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number
  13. Certificate of Participation


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 (breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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 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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Ecuador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ecuador.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 965
5 weeks
$ 1,120
6 weeks
$ 1,275
7 weeks
$ 1,430
8 weeks
$ 1,585
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,065
Average fees
$ 205 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Nanegal/Ecuador between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ecuador.
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.
  Americas South America Ecuador  Nanegal,  Nanegal, Pichincha Province, Ecuador

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