Program Details

Participants can volunteer for two weeks to one semester and placements are offered year-round. Gain incredible experience while giving back to those in need. Increase your Spanish skills while working at the organization and living with one of our wonder
Location:
Quito, Ecuador
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Education, Nursing, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:
Volunteer with EcuaExplora and be part of a journey to help and assist those struggling with dyslexia and other forms of learning disabilities. The Fundacion Fuvirese is a non-profit organization in the Banos region of Central Ecuador. The foundation was established to help those of the area with physical and mental disabilities. Physiotherapy for physical rehabilitation and special education patients is also provided at this center. EcuaExplora is one of the leading volunteer organizations throughout Ecuador. We provide full-time staff support to help you prepare for your trip and make the best out of your experience abroad! Our goal is to help our participants immerse themselves in Ecuadorian life and culture and explore this fascinating country!

Participants can volunteer for two weeks to one semester and placements are offered year-round. Gain incredible experience while giving back to those in need. Increase your Spanish skills while working at the organization and living with one of our wonderful homestay families. Spend your weekend taking adventures throughout Ecuador and getting to know all that this vibrant country has to offer!

Airport pick up/drop off, orientation (includes city tour and lunch ), 2 days in hostel on arrival (no meals), homestay accommodation in Quito with 2 meals per day, 1 weekly activity, support 24 hours. Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit. Not included: Lunch, Dinner for the 1st 2 days Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Setting Description:
Volunteers and Interns typically work directly with the patients or people in the community to provide resources and assistance to the physically and mentally challenged children and adults. There is an on-going project/workshop, which teaches participants how to construct and repair wheelchairs. This is a valuable project to the community as many are disabled and desire to be mobilized.
Cost:
See website for additional information.

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