24/7 Travel Support: Yes, and a volunteer coordinator Best season: Between December and April is peak season Average age: Between 20-30 years (Min. 18) Perfect for solo travelers, friends?: Great for everyone For which Spanish Level?: Basic level of Spanish is recommended but not required
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Learn Spanish and volunteer in Quito

Volunteering in Latin America is what everyone should have tried once in their life. Quito is a great destination for it and there are many different volunteer opportunities. But you can also volunteer at other destinations in Ecuador with for example our volunteer project at the beach of Montañita. But without a doubt, in Quito, you will immerse yourself in the language and culture as you get involved in great volunteer projects in Ecuador.

We have 3 options for your volunteering in Quito

Children care center

Our first volunteer project in Quito is a children's care center. You can help to provide children and teens with vital skills for success in their adult lives. Daily tasks consist of assisting with English classes, homework, and some computer workshops and recreational activities. Project work takes place 3 afternoons per week and is only 15 minutes from the city center.

Volunteer at an elementary/primary School

Another volunteer opportunity to choose from is a children`s school. Volunteers are helping with classes and after-school activities with children from poor areas in the South of Quito. The school offers courses as officially directed by the Ministry of Education but benefits greatly from volunteer assistance.

Camp Hope Foundation

The final volunteer project is the Camp Hope Foundation. In this project, you will assist permanent staff at an organization that is dedicated to helping local youth. Approximately 50% of them have physical and/or mental handicaps. As a volunteer in this project, you support daily activities including vocational training and workshops, recreation, medical and dental services, and Christian education and counseling.

Accommodation

During your time in Quito, you will have a homestay experience. This will help you practice your Spanish and you will immerse yourself in the culture.

Requirements

The first 2 projects require a minimum commitment of 4 weeks because you have to work with children. Children get attached to you so they don`t allow short-time volunteers. For the second project, we prefer that volunteers can commit to 6 weeks or longer. And for the third project requires a minimum of 2 weeks duration.

It`s also important that you have a basic level of Spanish. We, therefore, recommend you take a minimum of 3 weeks of Spanish lessons before you start with your volunteer project. This only counts if you are new to the world of Spanish.

For volunteering in Quito, the Spanish school asks for a small $30 fee to cover the costs. They will arrange everything and help you during your volunteering with all your questions. You also have to pay a $17,50 per week donation to the project itself. You pay this money directly to the foundation so you will know that your money will be used for their important projects.

To participate in our Quito volunteer program, there is a minimum of 2 weeks of volunteering and 2 weeks of Spanish lessons mandatory. 

If you are interested in one of these volunteer programs let us know and we will send you more information!

Quito | Learn Spanish | Volunteer

Please note this is a sample itinerary

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Spanish lessons Volunteering Free time
Tuesday Spanish lessons Volunteering Free time
Wednesday Spanish lessons Volunteering Free time
Thursday Spanish lessons Volunteering Free time
Friday Spanish lessons Volunteering Free time
Saturday Free time
Sunday Free time
  • Afternoons with volunteer work
  • 24/7 emergency service and volunteer coordinator
  • Spanish course in Quito (to participate in our volunteer program there is a minimum of 2 weeks of volunteering and 2 weeks Spanish lessons mandatory)

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