Volunteer in an Orphanage or Youth At-risk Center in Ecuador

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International Volunteers arranges volunteer opportunities at orphanages and child welfare organizations in one of several locations throughout Ecuador. The children come from a variety of situations, including loss of one or both parents, physical and sexual abuse, extreme poverty, and more suffering than any child should have to bear. Many of these children have been denied the chance at an education, as well as the basics for survival: food and shelter.

Volunteers will spend time with the children leading activities and games, helping at meal times, and teaching. The facilities are always in need of upkeep, and volunteers are welcome to assist with projects to improve the facilities, as well as in daily activities with the children.

Program Highlights

Experience the beauty and culture of Ecuador while assisting local organizations as a volunteer.

Work in community-run organizations and gain firsthand knowledge of the complex development issues Ecuador is facing.

Earn international volunteering experience in the fields of Education, Childcare, and Youth Development.

Receive an enthusiastic welcome from local communities and form lasting relationships with the people.

Spend up to six months living and volunteering in the city of Quito.

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Program Details

  • Age Requirement Varies
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  • Ecuador: Quito

  • Causes

    Childcare & Children


    English Teaching


    Social Work

    Youth Development


  • Program Duration

    1-2 Weeks

    2-4 Weeks

    3-6 Months

    5-8 Weeks

    9-12 Weeks

    Year(s) Offered


  • Age Requirement Varies

  • Worldwide

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  • * Pre-departure Support: Our staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

    * Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Quito and provided with transportation to their host family.

    * In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Ecuador, city tours, help with transportation, and optional Spanish classes

    * In-country Staff Support: Our Ecuador coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Ecuador. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

    * Accommodations: Volunteers will stay with a local host family where they will be provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, volunteers will learn about the day to day rhythms of Ecuadorian life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants. Host families are eager to welcome volunteers and are a fantastic resource for learning about the local culture and sights.

  • Home-stays

  • Experience Required


  • Online Application


    Written Application

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