This institution was born in December 1984 with the authorization of the Ministry of social well-being; the institution focuses its work in the areas of: Physical therapies, technical help, occupational therapy, language therapy, medical services, and protection of the rights in benefit of the disabled persons

Basic in Spanish is required for all healthcare placement. This project can be combined with our Medical Language Immersion.

Required:

  • 2-3 White scrubs required, white comfortable shoes or white sneakers and bring basic tools as: oximeter, stethoscope, strip thermometer, gloves, mask, cleaning blue & red pens.
  • US$100 Hospital fee paid with your program cost (1 to 6 weeks program). This will help buy supplies for the hospital.
  • US$200 Hospital Fee paid with your program cost (7 to 12 weeks Program)

Physical Therapy:

The institution treats different medical conditions by using different physical and mechanic tools previous to a medical evaluation.

Services:

  • Cinesitherapy
  • Thermotherapy
  • Criotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Fototherapy
  • Therapeutic pool
  • Hidrotherapy, among others

Occupational Therapy:

Through this therapy, it is possible to achieve the functional improvement of the shoulders; wrist and hand so that the patient can develop the everyday activities such as getting dressed, feed himself, etc.

Services:

  • Training for the everyday activities
  • Vocational training
  • Movement exercises, strength recovery, relaxing techniques, early stimulation

Language Therapy:

This therapy improves the language Development so that the patient can express needs and emotions; also, the auditive perception of the patient is improved.

Services:

  • Sounds
  • Comprehension, expressions
  • Help with the homework
  • Language and communication therapy
  • Hearing problems

Orthopedics:

Help is given to the patients who use any orthopedic tool

Medical attention:

Besides the services in the area of therapies, this center offers the following medical services:

  • General Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Audiology
  • Dental care unit
  • Psychology
  • Psychological pedagogy

Volunteer Premedical Opportunities

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • 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 www.cdc.gov

Inclusion

  • Program starts and ends in Quito
  • Airport meet and greet in Quito.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 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. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation.
    Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Ready to get started?

Got a question for the team?

Call our toll free number 866-423-3258
Chat with an ABV Coordinator
Email our office:  [email protected]

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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