Teach Disadvantaged Children in Beautiful Quito
from £775 GBP
to £1575 GBP
Teach in stunning Ecuador! The government school we work with has about 200 pupils aged from 5 to 14 years old. The children come from many different economic backgrounds and family situations. Some of the children are sponsored by the upper class employers of their parents, others cannot attend school everyday as they work as street vendors for part of the week.
This school really needs volunteers and you will be greatly appreciated. You'll work with disadvantaged children who will benefit enormously from your help! You will be able to teach English and a wide range of other subjects - IT, sports, music, art, drama, anything you have a reasonable knowledge in! Please let us know if you have a special interest and we will do our best to tailor make your project!
You will mainly work as an assistant. The children will really appreciate any attention you give them! Some of the tasks that you may participate in, will include:
- Teach English (from Wednesday to Friday)
- Teach Music (the school doesn't have a music teacher at present so if you have an interest in music this would be greatly appreciated)
- Generally assisting the teachers and the classes
- Teaching sports
- Helping with creative activities, such as Art classes or Drama classes
- Helping during the school lunch
If you have a special interest please do not hesitate to inform us. We will do our best to arrange that your project is focused on your interests!
As the English teacher is Ecuadorian, any assistance you can give her is much appreciated. Most of the children find the subject frustrating and very hard to learn - by livening up the classes, you could turn the subject of English into the most loved class of the week for the pupils! The children are lovely and very inquisitive! They will ask you lots of questions about your home country, your life and your experiences - any photos you have that you wish to take along will be met with delighted smiles and much enthusiasm! Your presence in the English classes is highly important. Not only will you make the class more active and keep the children's interest, as a native English speaker you'll also be a great support to the teacher. You'll help her to refresh her memory of the language and to improve her vocabulary, pronunciation. You'll also no doubt give her new ideas for the future!Accommodation
You'll either stay in a house with other volunteers, in a privately run hostel, or with a host family depending on your preferences/availability. Staying with a host family or in the hostel does mean a small supplementary fee - please see the prices page for details of this.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), restricted only by any possible visa requirements.
Costs vary depending on how long you want to stay for. Prices include food and accommodation, 24/7 support and backup before you go and throughout your placement, as well as meeting you at the nearest airport. When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do at a minimal cost.
This placement would suit:
People who want to make a real difference, who want first-hand experience of real Ecuadorian culture and want a social experience. You’ll need a little Spanish to do this project, but we’ve got that covered! If you have no knowledge of Spanish at all, you can combine your project with two weeks of Spanish.
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Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
accommodation, airport pickup
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.