Volunteer Abroad in Salinas Ecuador: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering Abroad in Salinas Ecuador:Salinas is a remarkable place located on the southern coast of the Pacific coast, in the Santa Elena peninsula.
Salinas, meaning salt, is called that way because salt used to be extracted from its beaches. Contrasting with other Ecuadorian beaches, Salinas used to be a desert place, but today, with occasional rain and local water projects, the surrounding rural areas are green dotted with gigantic Ceibo trees and lush farms.
The town has one of the most developed tourism infrastructures in Ecuador, and whale watching is quite popular. Although Salinas doesn't offer the selection of Quito or Guayaquil, it still has a variety of restaurants, cafs, theaters and bars. Despite the rise of tourism in the area, agriculture is still the main focus such as cheese production, nougat, cocoa beans, footballs and also salt.Volunteers should fly into Guayaquil, the new Jos Joaqun de Olmedo International airport receives many flights a day from the US and Europe. Our Project Coordinator will meet you in Guayaquil and travel with you to Salinas, a 2 hour bus ride.
We offer teaching placements in poor areas of Salinas. With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of the Ecuadorian coast, while doing meaningful community service 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 program in Salinas:
Program Length: 1-24 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: Local homestay
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 18 years Basic Spanish knowledge, an able body and caring spirit.
Volunteers are needed to work in local kindergarten, primary and secondary schools throughout the city. The children range in age from 5-12 years old.
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. Also needed are teachers of music, art, ceramics, handcrafts, culinary and sports.
Basic Spanish is required, as well as a positive and flexible attitude.
Accommodation with a local host family. All meals daily. Airport transfers on arrival and departure in Guayaquil.Our local Project Coordinators will travel with you by bus to Salinas.On arrival you will be provided orientation briefing, city tour and introduction to host family and work location. Half day (4 hours) Spanish language lessons.
The project coordinator in Salinas 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.
Tel: 1-215-780-1845 / Toll Free: 1-866-423-3258 / Fax: 1-215-887-0915
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