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Ecuador Child Day Care Centre

Ecuador Child Day Care Centre

Help with the care and education of disabled and underprivileged children in Ecuador’s beautiful capital of Quito, high up in the Andes, including healthcare, workshops and games.

Prices from $895

Ecuador is a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America. Despite its diminutive size, it is bursting with vibrant culture, mesmerising landscapes, exotic tropical wildlife and pristine habitats. It encompasses the all-consuming emerald Amazon, rich in natural resources and home to a wealth of fascinating creatures and indigenous communities.

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Ecuador has a picture-perfect capital city painted in pastel colours, alive with cafés, clubs, bars, churches and museums. Markets where friendly locals sell their wares are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of traditional street life. In contrast, the peaceful and serene Andes provide a home for indigenous mountain communities and enigmatic mountain creatures alike.

This captivating country contains a culture that is expressed in an abundance of wholesome and delicious cuisine, diverse musical forms and colourful festivals that will enliven your senses. Whilst it is one of South America's tiniest countries, it has everything you could possibly want, including stretches of white sand beaches, expansive plains, steamy jungles and spectacular mountains. All this and more is waiting to be discovered on your spectacular Ecuadorian adventure!


  • Discover a a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America
  • Help with the care and education of disabled & underprivileged children
  • Immerse yourself in a new & exciting culture


  • Minimum 18 years
  • Basic Spanish recommended


Location Quito, Ecuador
Activities Medical care
Social work
Teachers aids
Assistance with recreation for both disabled & able bodied young children
Daily care for disabled children
Construction & maintenance work
Office work
Cooking & cleaning
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Homestay


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment and visa advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Two meals a day
Airport pick-up
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


The aim of this Quito-based project is the care and education of disabled and underprivileged children. It is based in a school with around 130 students, from kindergarten to grade five. The project provides vocational workshops for disabled teenagers, medical attention, rehabilitation, after school programmes and recreational activities. The Centre also provides accommodation for some disabled children. 

There are a broad range of activities that volunteers can undertake, depending on their interests and experience. Areas of work available to those with specific experience include medical care, rehabilitation, social work and teachers' aids. Other activities include assistance with recreation for both disabled and able-bodied young children, daily care for disabled children, construction and maintenance work, office work, cooking and cleaning. Volunteers should be flexible, enjoy working with children and should be willing to adapt to a new culture and different environment.


You'll fly into Quito where you'll be met by the friendly in-country project staff. You will then be taken to your accommodation, giving you time to settle and adjust to your new environment. You will receive project orientation and briefing before starting work.


You'll stay at a clean and friendly Quito-based homestay in either your own room or in a shared room with one or two other same sex volunteers. This is a fantastic way to really get to know the local people and experience true Ecuadorian lifestyle.


You will be provided with two meals a day in the homestay; breakfast and dinner. Your diet will consist of a variety of nutritious and delicious local dishes. Vegetarians will delight in the varieties of rice and bean combinations that are available!

Patience and willingness will see you right  | 15 May 2017
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Volunteers are welcome to explore this fascinating region, where bars, open-air restaurants, cafés, museums, and famous monuments are in plenty! A range of cultural and adventure trips can be arranged. Ask your hosts to book these with local providers and contribute directly to the local economy.


2 weeks $895

Extra week $295


This project runs throughout the year with the exception of Christmas, New Year and National holidays; please check availability when applying.

Please arrive on a Sunday to start the project on Monday.

This project is not available on the following dates in 2017:

New Year: 2 January

Carnaval: 27-28 February

Good Friday: 14 April 

Labor Day: 1 May

Battle of Pichincha: 26 May

Indedpendence Day: 11 August

Guayaquil Independence Day: 9 October

Day of the Dead: 2 November

Cuenca Independence Day: 3 November

Christmas: 25 December


You can join this project for a minimum of 2 weeks


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Accommodation
  • Two meals a day
  • Airport pick-up
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup


Nearest airport(s): Quito (UIO)



Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .


For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.


You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.

Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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