Work With Rescued Dogs

Feed, bath and play with the dogs, help improve the facilities, Train and educate dogs.

The project

This program was created by a lady who started providing therapies to some kids with special needs (like down syndrome, brain palsy, blindness, autism) in one of the biggest parks in Quito on her own. 10 years on she has got more space to allow her to work, this has meant a larger influx of animals and kids, she now has 15 dogs and some horses, by using these animals she provides therapies to children with special needs. 

The current owner of the project started out very small with only a handful of animals, but due to the great reception the project has become one of the most popular projects in the area. This means that they need volunteers to help with the project who have a real hands on approach with the way they work. 


Your Work 

Without the help of volunteers this project would not be possible. This is why the project needs as many as possible in order to keep it running. 

On a typical day you willl be looking after the dogs, this is by feeding them regularly, bath them and also play with them, you will also help maintain the facilities and help improve it by cleaning the area and also fixing cages and other small tasks. 

Some days you will work training the rescued dogs from the street by teaching them basic orders and how to walk on a leash, this requires a lot of patience and love. 

There are no special requirements for this job. All they ask for is a genuine love for animals and a real enthusiasm to help! Your help will change the lives of each dog you work with and help the future of homeless dogs in Quito. If you do have any veterinary experience or are a vet student, please join as the help would be greatly appreciated.

Suitable for

Singles

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
17 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 15:00

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

Work With Rescued Dogs Work with animals Bath dogs Walk dogs Feed animals Train Animals

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are lots of different activities to choose from being so close to the capital where there is regularly live music on, with lots of different sport facilities close by, there are also a lot of hiking trails so you can take in the amazing views Ecuador has to offer.

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 | Escort to the project site on the first day | 24h-Emergency Number | Accomodation home stay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service | 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 or double bedroom. You share bathrooms and living areas with the family. This is a great way to learn the countries culture and learn spanish.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Yes, full board is provided. You will get 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
2 weeks (min. stay)
$790
3 weeks
$945
4 weeks
$1100
5 weeks
$1255
10 weeks
$2030
18 weeks
$3270
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4355

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
$285/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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Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, Quito , Ecuador