Program Details

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the WBC services and play a key role in assisting the Ecuadorian staff with services to families. Volunteers work in a variety of areas including the day care center, accredited school education program, vocationa
Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Business, Education

Program Overview

Program Description:
Join The Working Boys’ Center in a journey to eradicate poverty in Ecuador! The organization focuses on tackling poverty as a spiritual problem and considers the formation of a Family of Families as the foundation of its work. Therefore, the WBC serves the working boys (and girls) and their entire families, providing meals, job training, literacy, day care, education, and basic services (shower/running water) to over 2000 families, to systemically grapple with Ecuador’s epidemic of street children. WBC’s commitment to entrepreneurialism, offering training in micro-entreprise areas ranging from the on-site beauty parlor and bakery to carpentry and mechanics, coupled with a focus on character building among families makes it a unique agent for social change.

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the WBC services and play a key role in assisting the Ecuadorian staff with services to families. Volunteers work in a variety of areas including the day care center, accredited school education program, vocational training, small business management, and home building.

Airport pickup, homestay accommodations with two meals/day, health/safety/cultural orientation, program supervision, and 24 hour staff support. Fees do not include airfare, insurance, any VISA fees. And optional one on one Spanish classes can be arranged for an extra fee.
Setting Description:
This program is ideal for those who want to expand their experience in teaching in community schools while enjoying the company of the locals and the culture. Participants can volunteer for three months to two years beginning in August every year. Volunteers live on-site in group housing. On time off, volunteers can visit art museums, cathedrals, or hike in Cotopaxi National Park.
Cost:
See website for additional information.

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