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New Horizons Ecuador

Medical Assistant for Children

Quito, Ecuador

This institution provides medical services to children with limited economic resources

FOUNDATION FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
This is a nonprofit institution that provides services to children with limited financial resources since 1988.

Nowadays, the Foundation is a private institution that gives support to children, which provides health services, in different areas:

- Day Care Unit for children from 0 to 6 years,
- Rehabilitation therapy,
- External Attention and
- Laboratory.

The center offers helps in Rehabilitation and different Specialties, with professionals in areas such as: physiotherapy, speech therapy, early stimulation, occupational therapy, Psycho rehabilitation, Family´s Therapy, in addition to dental services and clinical laboratory.
External Attention services includes: pediatrics, neurology, traumatology, urology, ENT, General Medicine and Dentistry.

The center's mission is to provide medical attention to children and families with limited economic resources, in suburban areas, with all types of acute illnesses, chronic diseases and rehabilitation therapies, without distinction of race or religion.
They have a system of continuing medical education through the review of cases and by following the prescribed treatments and the constant progress of therapy in the patients.

Typical day

VOLUNTEER WORK AT THE INSTITUTION:

Volunteers will support the  the therapists, doctors, social workers and child caretakers in their daily activities with the children. These activities include the following:  
 
- Help in the care and feeding of the children.
- Help by organizing practices with the children through didactic games, puzzles, toys, etc.
-Support the children in their therapies in the centre
-Assist the children in their equine/dog -assited therapy outside the centre

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.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
rehabilitation at university level
Required Documents
CV and certificates
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
patience
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at New Horizons Ecuador are happy to help you.

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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 our on your departure day

Airport Pickup at Mariscal Sucre International Airport

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

Accommodation

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
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
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.
Vaccines
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)
$840.00
5 weeks
$990.00
6 weeks
$1,140.00
7 weeks
$1,290.00
8 weeks
$1,440.00
9 weeks
$1,590.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,040.00
Average fees
$190.00/week

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 let you know about the final price during your application process.
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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 New Horizons Ecuador during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Americas South America Ecuador Quito, Avenida Seis de Diciembre
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