Pre-School Support Worker

Support teachers on tasks, teach english, create and play games, support psychology and social work

The project

This project is run by a private non-profit organization. In recent years the level of poverty within Ecuador has increased, this has caused more and more families to become homeless forcing children to live and work on the streets of Ecuador. This project helps with a number of different aspects in Ecuador such as social work, cultural development, education, community work, and small enterprise development, these are done in the hopes of eradicating the extreme poverty which affects different sectors throughout Ecuador. 

Your work

In this role you will be assisting teachers at a local pre-school and day care centre, the children who attend these are between the ages of 6 months to 5 years old, there are 3 classrooms in this facility each holding around 30 - 35 children.

The children who attend usually come from low income families, their parents usually moved to Quito from other areas of Ecuador in search for a better life. These facilities help that parents can work full time knowing that their children are cared for in a safe enviroment. 

Volunteers are vital to projects like this, this is because they are very underfunded so they do not have the budget to hire an English teacher so volunteers are very valuable to these centres. 

You will not only help with taking care and educating the children but also helping in psychology and social work by supporting children who are victims of abuse, and those who have little personalized attachments.  

On a typical day your tasks will be to assist teachers during there classes, prepare and teach English, organize and paritcipate in games, assist children with homework and other activities.

Pre-School Support Worker Assist teachers Have fun Explore Teach english Play games

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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 (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
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 - 14:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

There are many different activities for you to enjoy during your spare time in Quito such as a variety of different bars and restaurants which are great for socialising. You can also travel around Ecuador on your weekends off and experience its rich culture.



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 | Accommodation 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 will stay with a local family situated very close to the facilities, you will live in a private bedroom, but with shared bathrooms and living areas, this is a great way to learn the countrys culture and learn spanish, most families have wifi access.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes full board is provided, 3 meals per day

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Quito /Ecuador between 2 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.

Get ready to volunteer in Ecuador

Check out first

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 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Ecuador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ecuador.
What can you do in leisure-time in Ecuador while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, Quito , Ecuador

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