Interact with children in kid's homes

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Program Description

The foundation is located in the west of Quito. Since over 30 years it works for the improvement and development of disadvantaged areas around Quito. Furthermore it is part of the international organization "Terre des Hommes”. The focus of this volunteering project is the pre- and afterschool education of children and teenagers (2 – 17 years). This includes alimentation, medical assistance and educational programs, which are based on the Montessori model. The aim is to meet their needs and to prevent them from youth homelessness, child labor and child prostitution. The foundation is willing to support volunteers within their centers and programs and can hold up to five volunteers at the same time. Your project will start with an introduction to all the different centers for deciding which one suits best to your schedule and interests. Due to the Montessori model, the school does not work with strict educational structures. For this reason the main tasks of the volunteers are to take care of the children and teenagers, prepare meals, support the children in their natural development process and make their daily life a little bit more livable. At the end of your voluntary period, you will receive a work certificate from the foundation.


Immersion into local culture
Lend a hand to people in need, or protect local environments
Improve your language skills
Build up your CV with meaningful work experience
Share your own culture with others
Master your understanding of local customs
Build new friendships


experiences in a handwork profession (e.g. painting, carpentry etc.). Also, a basic knowledge of Spanish is advantageous
minimum 18 years of age
Minimum 4 weeks commitment to your project
A volunteer visa if you plan to stay for longer than 3 months
interest and passion for local culture
A monthly fee for food and accommodation and an application payment, which varies depending on the organization you volunteer with.
international health insurance, including liability and accident insurance
A completed Experience Report of at least 500 words upon completion of your volunteering project in Ecuador and and the right to publish it

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Placement with a great partner organization
Pre-trip welcome package
Orientation meeting in Quito
Accompaniment from the school to the project on your first day
Access 24-hour emergency hotline
Free afternoon activities
Visa assistance
Certificate to recognise your participation as a volunteer in Ecuador
Personalized assistance to help you find accommodation in Quito and beyond

Program Locations

Quito, Ecuador

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Program Details

Ailola Quito Spanish School
  • Ecuador: Quito
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
varying placement fees, please contact us for more information
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