Volunteering at an Ecuadorian NGO for rehabilitation

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Program Description

The Foundation is a non-profit civil organization for social development. Their main task is the rehabilitation and recreation of people with disabilities through therapeutic riding. In 1990 they started with two horses and four children, now the foundation attends more than 400 people – people of all ages, healthy or ill, rich or poor and of all races and religions, although their work is focused on children with disabilities and poor living conditions.
The center is located in Tumbaco, only 20 minutes from Quito. There you’ll find some nice and comfortable dormitories for the volunteers, a covered riding arena, a therapy house, an office and a cafeteria. From Monday to Friday the foundation offers therapies to people with disabilities until noon, this corresponds to your working schedule. During this time you’ll be responsible for the cleaning, caretaking and training of the horses, tend the gardens, assist during the riding therapy, and support the creation of micro enterprises with mothers of children with disabilities and marketing of goods.

Highlights

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

Qualifications

Advantageous are experiences with equestrian and vaulting
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.
Intermediate language level (B1) of Spanish or higher
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

Provider:
Ailola Quito Spanish School
Location
  • Ecuador: Quito
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Languages:
Spanish
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
information on request

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