Lend a hand to a veterinary

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Program Description

The foundation was founded in 1984 in Quito and is focused on the protection of animals and the improving of the relationship between the Ecuadorian population and the animals. The aims are to remove the picture of animals as objects, to rescue them from suffer, abuse and hunger and to convey them to families for adoption. Besides affordable medicine assistance and sterilization to control the population growth, education, communication and sensitization for the protection and treatment of animals are very important issues and form the daily working process of the Foundation. The Foundation works under international standards and follows the recommendation of ICAM (International Companion Animal Management).The tasks of the volunteers are to assist with the daily duties of the foundation and to take care of the animals. You will be able to shadow local professionals and will gain hands-on experiences and a great insight of animal caring in Ecuador. Your main tasks are going to be in the scope of following topics: Cleaning of the clinic area; Cleaning of the adoption and emergency area; Preparing and handing over the animals for operations; Assist the doctors in therapies and operations; Manage and oversee adoption processes; Administration work in the office.


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


You should be used to the contact to animals. Basic knowledge of Spanish would be advantageous minimum 18 years of age
Minimum 1 week 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 online.

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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:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
varying placement fees please contact us for more information
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