Help us support children and discover the Kishwa culture !


The experience

We are an Ecuadorian foundation that helps children and teenagers in Saraguro and the surrounding Kishwa communities. The volunteers help by running the cafeteria area, playing and participating in the activities with the children during the afternoon from Monday to Friday. You can also set up artistic projects, theater, music, sports, languages... All the talents that you can and want to share with the children !


What you offer

18 hours of help per week

Child Care: Help look after, educate and instruct children.

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Sports: Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate Spanish

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We are located in Saraguro, a small town in the Andean highlands, south of Cuenca. Both indigenous and mestizos coexist there, although the indigenous community is more represented.
We respond to a double need: to develop relationships between the youth of the indigenous and mestizo community of Saraguro since they do not interact much. The second objective is to implement leisure and free time alternatives in Saraguro, and provide a neutral place so that they can spend time together and prevent them from falling into alcoholism or drugs.
The foundation receives every year 4 French volunteers who come to support the project and give English lessons in the schools of the Kichwa communities. The volunteer will have a room in the house of the French volunteers, located in the community of Gunudel, 10 minutes walk from the center of Saraguro.


Activities & Shift

The volunteer helps every afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The volunteer's schedule is decided according to the needs of the week: Activities with the children, support in the cafeteria, or organization of activities and specific events in saraguro or in the communities.
The volunteer can also propose an activity that he wants to set up during the week.


Rules

Alcohol, drugs, violence is prohibited in the foundation.
Volunteers must follow the recommendations of the members of the foundation.
Be open-minded and open to an intercultural approach with the children.