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

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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