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Within this program, international volunteers will support a Special needs School located in the south of Quito. This school for mentally challenged children offers programs to prepare them for their future and how to become independent individuals. Volunteers interested in this school, will need to stay a minimum of eight (8) weeks, in order to follow up with the children’s progress.

The volunteer work consists in assisting the teachers in taking care of the children, playing and teaching them new games. The volunteers will also help the children during lunch time, helping them to learn how to eat by themselves. Volunteers will work from Monday to Friday, afternoons are free and weekends off.

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: The program is running all year except vacations from August 15 to August 31 and December 15 to December 31. Minimum time for volunteering is 8 weeks, with the possibility to extend it up to 6 months.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Ecuador at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org

Phone: 780-638-2500


18 to 40 years old - motivated to work for a charity project within an international team, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.
No specific skills or experience required.


There will be an orientation meeting on the firts day of the project.


Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other volunteers from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.

Duration: Ongoing
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Canada


Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 604-628-7400
Email: cadip@cadip.org



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