All UEX programs are meant to be educational. Applied volunteering allows participants to put their knowledge into practice while acquiring a valuable professional and cultural exchange experience. We also seek to generate channels for knowledge transfer to local communities in order to guarantee a more sustainable contribution to their development.
Volunteer activities in the educational area, however, offer participants the opportunity to generate a greater impact on the functioning of the educational centers with which UEX has an agreement. These activities have to do with the preparation of proposals to improve the learning methodology used over there and the strengthening of knowledge.
The educational volunteer programs are developed by different educational centers, located in the four regions of Ecuador:
- The Andes.
- Pacific Coast.
- Galapagos Islands.
- Tasks aimed at children and adolescents in educational centers, according to the academic profile of the volunteers.
- English and computer classes for children, adolescents and members of the community.
- Elaboration of proposals for the improvement of the learning methodology of the educational centers.
Working hours are from Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day, distributed according to the organization’s and the volunteer’s needs
The participant will receive a certificate for the volunteer hours performed. This document will be signed by the legal representative of UEX Ecuador.
No visa required for volunteers who remain in Ecuador for less than 90 days. However, if the participant wishes to extend their stay, he/she must follow the legal procedure in order to obtain a valid visa (work or volunteer).
Health insurance is a prerequisite for the participation of volunteers, so he/she must submit a copy thereof, for the estimated length of stay, upon his arrival to Ecuador.
Program fee includes:
- Accommodation (host family).
- Food (3 meals per day).
- Certificate of volunteering.
- Airport transfer.
It does not include:
- Health insurance.
- Flight tickets.
- Complementary activities.
Cost of the program:
Application fee – $ 50 (This amount is paid only once, at the time of application) regardless the duration of the program.
In addition, volunteers must pay the program fee according to the duration of the program. This fee represents a contribution to the community and is used to cover the organization’s administrative costs as well. To learn more about it, please contact us.
- Minimum volunteer duration: 2 weeks.
- Required intermediate level of Spanish.