Volunteer in Ecuador, 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

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.