Volunteer with street children in Ecuador

Help and be a support for children or adolescents in Ecuador !

The centre is a venue, which is located 50 minutes by bus from the language school. Children and adolescents who have lived on the streets of Quito feel safe here. 

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Their stories are all different: They are orphaned, have been abandoned or have fled their homes - regardless of their past, they all run the same dangers in the street: drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse and prostitution. The centre provides children with two meals a day, dormitories, psychological counselling, assistance in finding employment or training, tutoring and help to obtain identity papers.
 
Volunteers work from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm, and act as a support for children as well as adolescents. Most of them have a difficult past and consider volunteers as role models. As a volunteer you must lead by example and act responsibly. The children have been deprived of affection and care and your role is to demonstrate your support and attention. Merely spending time with them and giving them moments of sharing show them that there are people who care about their well-being.

Sample tasks:

  • Helping with mealsVolunteering project with disadvantaged young people
  • Working with local staff on administrative tasks and helping to obtain identity papers for the children
  • Accompanying children to school and monitoring their academic progress
  • Helping with homework
  • Preparing lessons
  • Organizing group outings
  • Helping teachers
  • Organize games and sports activities
  • Teaching ethical values
  • Assist in computer classes

If you have experience or proper training, you can provide psychological support.

During the day, most older orphans go to school. Meanwhile, you could help the staff with the daily tasks, take care of the younger children or help teachers during class. 

Volunteering with street children in EcuadorEntry requirements:

You must commit to a minimum of 4 weeks to create a relationship of trust with children, adolescents and staff. Please be aware of the difficulties of these children`s histories. They have never received attention and affection. Some of them will want to spend time with you from day one, but many will need time to build a relationship of trust.

This project is closed in July and August. 

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