Rehabilition centre for disabled children

Teaching different subjects, recreational activities, sports, language therapy, physical therapy

The project

This organisation was founded in order to give free medical care to people with chronic ilnesses and disabilities in the capital of Ecuador, Quito. Years after the medical centre was founded another facility was created in order to help adults and children who suffer from down syndrome, autism, speech difficulties, psychological problems and other special needs. Patients here are often from a very poor background and need the free healthcare, volunteers are very crucial in keeping this project running with volunteers coming locally and from around the world. 

When caring for these patients volunteers require a lot of patience and empathy, it is essential that you are very active and creative as you will often have to participate in activities. Throughout your stay you will build relationships with both colleagues and patients this helps to create a fun atmosphere. Workers should be very flexible as the demands of the project are constantly changing. 


Your work

When working you will assist in: Language therapy, Physical therapy, Health programs, Teaching different subjects, Recreational activities, Sports and Preparing meals. 

On a typical day your tasks will include, assist with the daily morning physical therapy to develop the patients writing and drawing capabilities, you will then help with teaching of subjects, prepare and help feed patients during meal times, while planning and participating in many games. 

Once a week, you will accompany the patients and staff to their therapeutic horse riding or swimming sessions that are very effective in treating people with disabilities. 

Suitable for

Singles

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic 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

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Ecuador? Volunteer World directly connects you with South America Inside

Rehabilition centre for disabled children Assist in lessons Help families Make friends Have fun Take care of patients

Free-time activities

In your spare time the city of Quito has many different activities to choose from such as regular music events, it is also home to many bars and restauraunts where you can socialise with other volunteers.

Concert/Music
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 | Accomodation | Advice on travel insurance | 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

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.

There is also a secondary option to live in student residences with other volunteers and students (costs vary)

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes, food is provided if you are staying with a host family (Half board - 2 meals per day)

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1080
5 weeks
$1250
6 weeks
$1420
7 weeks
$1590
10 weeks
$2100
12 weeks
$2440
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4650

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
$228/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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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
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