VOLUNTEER IN ECUADOR: Senior Care Center (QUITO)

Volunteer in Ecuador, this home was created in benefit of the abandoned elderly, their mission is to help and protect to the elderly who come from different places of the country. There exist several reasons why they are in the home, some of them come from families who do not count with the conditions, or who are not prepared to take care of this persons and in other cases, they have been abandoned.

The home has the right infrastructure so that the elderly can live in a nice environment of care and protection. Here, they receive feeding, medical assistance and physical therapies, they count with support personnel and are organized in different working areas. The home is divided in 2 sections, one of them for women and the other one for men. In the group there are seniors who have mental or physical disabilities, as well as those who can fend for themselves.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • Provide help in the rehabilitation therapies as well as in the relaxing massages.
  • Feeding the elderly who can’t feed by themselves.
  • To work with music and painting.
  • To work in the nursing work.
  • Going along with the elderly in walking inside the home.
  • Taking care of the elderly when it is necessary.

This program can also be combined with the Language and Cultural Immersion program.

Volunteer Ecuador Opportunities: Senior Care Center

Overview

  • Arrival to Airport: Quito (UIO) Program starts and ends in Quito
  • Project Length:  From 1 weeks to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive before 10pm.
  • Arrival airport: Quito (UIO)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lan Ecuador, American, United, Delta, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusion

  • Program starts and ends in Quito
  • Airport meet and greet in Quito.
  • Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 25-40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours can be from 8:15am – 16:30pm, program con be combined with other programs if you stay over 4 weeks.
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Quito. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry (US$6 a basket) and wifi (US$10 a week) approx. and US$50 ID Program.

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.