Service, Smiles and Culture in Lumbisi, Ecuador


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Lumbisi, EC


About

Volunteer in Ecuador with the Fundacion para la Educacion y el Voluntariado Internacional (FEVI) and work the kids, youth and elderly in the rural community of Lumbisi.

There are various opportunities for you to help people and contribute to a positive development of Ecuador’s society:

Projects include elementary schools and high schools where usually 6 to 8 volunteers help teaching English, Art, & Sports. Or, you could help in the elderly community center.

You may also work in the FEVI Child Care Center helping the teachers in their daily care and education tasks. You will share your time with children 2 to 5 years old. Teach them, care for them, or just laugh and play with them!

If you like gardening you may participate in our organic vegetable gardens which provide fresh vegetables for the kids and the elderly people in the community.

You must be enthusiastic and motivated to work with people that need your assistance. You must be flexible, patient, communicative, and compassionate. Your solidarity and empathy with underprivileged people are very important for the success of your work in the community.

When you arrive in Ecuador, you will be picked up at the airport by FEVI staff, or by your Ecuadorian hosst family. During your first days in Ecuador, you will attend an on arrival orientation, which will make you familiar with Ecuadorian way of life. With our volunteers coordinator, and the recently arrived volunteers you will visit historic Quito, which has been declared by Unesco, Patrimony of Mankind.


Skills

  • Spanish
  • Elder care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Gardening

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible dates of 2-3 weeks in length
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