English Teaching and Community Care in Ecuador
English Teaching and Community Care in Ecuador
Duration: from 5 Months to 5 Months
Countries: EcuadorIf you are up to the challenge of helping a variety of different students whilst learning a new language and becoming immersed in a completely different culture then Ecuador is for you. Volunteers must be mature and behave in accordance with their host family’s rules. It is also necessary to have knowledge of Spanish and volunteers will attend a one or two week language course in Quito before starting their placements. All applicants are matched to placements to ensure that there is a good fit between the volunteer and their host communities. Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity that has been sending volunteers on challenging structured and exciting voluntary placements around the world for 40 years.
Call: 0845 344 7500
If you are up to the challenge of helping a variety of different students whilst learning a new language and becoming immersed in a completely different culture then Ecuador is for you. Volunteers must be mature and behave in accordance with their host family’s rules. It is also necessary to have knowledge of Spanish and volunteers will attend a one or two week language course in Quito before starting their placements.
English Teaching; we also offer a unique placement to teach English to a community in the Andean cloud forest. This is an isolated but beautiful organic farming community home to about 40 families. Volunteers are needed to teach English and will also get involved with other activities taking place in the community including looking after the animals and caring for the crops. This is a fascinating, demanding and very rewarding project where you will stay in Yunguilla during the week and return to Quito at weekends.
Caring placements involve working with children in care, with physical or learning difficulties and street children. Volunteers will be based in a state school for children with disabilities and will help with teaching, caring, gym, dance, art and anything else the children want them to do! If working with street children, volunteers will be involved with teaching, helping with homework, art and writing a newsletter.Programme overview
Minimum age: 18
Departs: Feb / Aug
Duration: 5 months
- Pre-departure briefing
- Airport pickup
- Accommodation & food
- In-country orientation
- In-country support
- 24/7 support
All volunteers will live with a host family whose son or daughter is volunteering in the UK. You will therefore be included in all family activities and it is an excellent opportunity to be part of the Ecuadorean way of life. Living with a family is also the best way to learn Spanish and when you leave you will have gained a second mum, dad, and brothers and sisters who you will never forget.
A second, full placement can be arranged at a discount rate
Teaching Skills course costs £190.00 and Language Course costs between £120.00 and £240.00
This placement would suit:
Individuals looking for a real challenge and the chance to benefit the lives of children in one of Latin America’s poorest countries. Volunteers will improve their Spanish and have the chance to see an incredibly diverse and beautiful country. Volunteers live with a host family and are able to work on 2 placements. Good Spanish is needed but courses are available on arrival.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“I believe I came away from Yunguilla a Yunguillan- at least in part. Between teaching in the school, being allowed to take part in their meetings and being invited to milk cows or make jam, I cannot remember ever feeling unwelcome. I felt so involved in community life that, at times, I couldn’t remember what it was like to live anywhere else. I learnt a tremendous amount in those five months. As I packed my things, sad at having to leave, I truly felt like I was leaving home. I didn’t feel like I had been on a gap year project.”
~ by Ezim Ajufo
accommodation, food, airport pickup
Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity that has been placing volunteers all over the world for 40 years. Our priority is always ensuring our volunteers experience exciting and productive placements that ensure benefit to their host community and development of the volunteer. We believe in real volunteering and are dedicated to both our volunteers and our hosts. Originally called GAP Activity Projects, it was our organisation that coined the term ‘gap year’. So we know a thing or two about exciting years out! Do more than just travel!