Volunteer in Ecuador, this is a unique health care internship program in the north of Quito which provides free services to the poor patients with more than 300 beds available for hospitalization. First Aid Course before the start of the program, given by a health care professional with experience. Participants will learn: take vital signs, blood sampling, suturing wounds and more (theory and practice). The course is “optional”, an extra unique cost of $50 paid in country to the coordinator.

  • Wide range of medical services: Hospitalization, internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, physiotherapy, pathology, dentistry, emergency, orthopedics, neonatology, surgery, obstetrics.
  • You will rotate in the different areas each 2 weeks.
  • Weekly monitoring, Work supervised by nurses and doctors.
  • Certificate at the end of the program issued by the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador, in Spanish and English translation.
  • Medical assistance at the Health Center general tasks depending on the Station where you will be working and also depending on your interests.
  • Volunteers will have the chance to choose the station depending on interests, experience, availability and also depending on the language skills.

Volunteers could assist doctors or nurses after a week of observation. This program requires volunteers, between 18 to 60 years old with an intermediate knowledge of Spanish or you can take Spanish Lessons Immersion Lessons while in country.

First Aid Course before the start of the program, given by a health care professional with experience. Participants will learn: take vital signs, blood sampling, suturing wounds and more (theory and practice). The course is optional, an extra unique cost of $50

  • Medical assistance at the Health Center general tasks depending on the Station where you will be working and also depending on your interests.
  • Volunteers will have the chance to choose the station depending on interests, experience, availability and also depending on the language skills.

Required:

  • 3 to 5 White scrubs required, white comfortable shoes or white sneakers and bring basic tools as: oximeter, stethoscope, strip thermometer, gloves, mask, cleaning wipes, blue and red pens   (to use and donate).
  • Add US$180 Hospital fee paid with your program cost.
  • And Extra US$100 for doctor supervision and paper work.

Volunteer Health Care Internship Opportunities

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 weeks to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive. Program has limited space.
  • Arrival airport: Quito (UIO)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Require: Basic Spanish and/or take the Spanish Immersion Lessons.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lan Ecuador, American, United, Delta, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Program starts and ends in Quito
  • Airport meet and greet in Quito.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are  8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Quito. Country Entry fee. Country Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Extra hospital fee: US$180, Basic training: US$50 Travel & Health Insurance (US$53). Laundry and Internet

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.