Volunteer Abroad in ECUADOR Cayambe Volunteering Education/Teaching Programs www.abroaderview.org
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Volunteer Abroad in Cayambe Ecuador: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering Abroad in Cayambe Ecuador: The Northern Andes extends from Cayambe to Tulcan near the Colombian border. This zone is known for its indigenous markets, spectacular scenery and historic haciendas. The town of Cayambe is an agricultural area, in the northern highlands, consisting of about 30,000 residents. The town is situated at the foot of the Cayambe volcano. While the town is mainly peopled by mestizos, the surrounding rural population is primarily comprised of indigenous people who are mainly involved in subsistence agriculture, dairying and lumber procurement.
We offer orphanage and teaching placements in Cayambe. With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of Ecuador, while doing meaningful community work. This is a great opportunity to enhance your Spanish knowledge, live with the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
We offer the following programs in Cayambe:
Program Length : 1 - 12 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: Local guesthouse or homestay
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 18 years , Basic Spanish knowledge, an able body and caring spirit.
You can help children of scare economic resources who come from poor homes and rural coastal communities. In many cases they have been abandoned by their parents. You can help them improve their living conditions, through support of the special center for children care. We offer volunteer placements in local day care centers, nurseries, SOS children's villages, community centers and centers for street children. Volunteers assist the local staff with the basic needs such as feeding, bathing and clothing, helping with homework, playing sports, as well arranges games and day trips with the kids. Teaching basic English, as well as manual labor (sweeping, painting, and gardening) may be involved. Basic in Spanish is required, as well as a positive and flexible attitude.
These projects consist of helping children and young adults that live in poor communities. Teaching English is an educational program designed to help children of poor families obtain their principal right to an education, which would otherwise be difficult to obtain. We also need volunteers in the areas of art, music, ceramics, handcrafts, culinary and sports. We have placements available in primary and secondary level classes.
Accommodation with a local host family. All meals daily. Volunteers should arrive in Quito, where they will be met by our local Project Coordinators. They will provide program orientation briefing, city tour with lunch, and roundtrip bus tickets for your trip to the rural location. Volunteers travel independently to projects located outside of Quito. After arrival, the representative will introduce you to the host family and administrator of your volunteer program. Half day (4 hours) Spanish language lessons provided. The Project Coordinator in Quito is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise. They can assist in arranging sightseeing excursion before, during or after the volunteer program.
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