Assisting at a day-care center in Ecuador

Give young children love and care at pre-school in Quito so they can flourish and have a positive future.

About this project

The Day Care Center is located in Quito, and receives no government funding. Children up to 3 years old come each day from 7:30am until 2:00pm, and after 2:00pm receives school children and helps them with the homework and any areas they are struggling with at school.

Despite owning land to build a center, they lack the funds to do so, so are renting the house where they operate, and it is not ideal.

The children are organized in groups according to their ages being one group formed by babies up to 1 year old, a second group of kids from 1 to 2 years old and a last group of kids from 2 to 3 years old.

If you speak Spanish, you can assist the school children with their homework. It is possible to combine caring for the children with renovations.

NB: a police check is required in order to participate in this project.

Main volunteering activities:
  • Organizing recreational activities
  • Feeding the kids
  • Clean the kids after lunch break.
Key information:
  • The volunteering project typically lasts for 2-4 days
  • Approx. 4-8 hours each day
  • Available all year round
  • This volunteering project blends well with nearby sightseeing and relaxation activities
  • This project is also family-friendly
Nearby activities
  • Nature walks
  • Quito City tours
  • Otavalo market
  • Mindo cloud forest
  • Head into the Amazon jungle and encounter more wildlife
  • Explore the Avenue of the Volcanoes, soak up hot springs, enjoy colonial Cuenca
  • Visit Mindo Cloud Forest to experience this special biosphere
  • Tour the indigenous markets of Otavalo and stay in a stunning hacienda
Luxury family volunteer vacation Ecuador
Successes to date:

Obtaining ownership of a block of land has been a huge milestone; now they just need the funds in order to build a center that is customized to the needs of the children.

This project is for you if:
  • You care about the welfare of children
  • You want your children to appreciate how fortunate they are
  • You would like to help in an urban context
  • You are looking for a project that enables you to interact meaningfully with the local people

This trip blends well with a lot of sightseeing and relaxation activities. Nearby activities: Quito city tours, Otavalo market, Mindo cloud forest, middle of the Earth.

Suggested Trip Itinerary

Kids and Kindness – 14 Days

Example Price: US$12,890 per adult

This adventure enables you and your family to not only enjoy the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and the colonial splendor of Quito, all in luxury, you also get to leave a legacy and renovate a day care center that is in much need of your help. All in luxury.

Trip Highlights

  • Bond as a family and make a lasting difference renovating a worthy day care center in Quito
  • Private guided walking tour of colonial Quito, and the equator line
  • Luxury cruise in the Galapagos Islands
  • Encounter turtles, blue-footed boobies, iguanas, penguins and much more

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Meals as specified
  • Volunteering costs
  • Flights to/from Galapagos Islands
Note: Price excludes international flights

Sample Day by Day

  • Day 1: Arrive Quito, met at airport and transfer to the fabulous Casa Gangotena in the colonial quarter
  • Day 2: Private guided tour of Quito, customized for you (B)
  • Day 3-5: Renovating a day-care center (B,L)
  • Day 6: Fly to Galapagos and begin your luxury cruise aboard Origin (18 cabins) (B,L,D)
  • Day 7-9: Continue encountering extraordinary wildlife on your cruise, including penguins, seals, iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, and much more (B,L,D)
  • Day 10: Cruise ends; fly to Guayaquil, met at airport and transfer to Hotel del Parque (B)
  • Day 11: Private guided tour until transfer to airport in time for your flight home (B)
Note: This is a sample itinerary only

Note – this is purely a sample itinerary, designed to give you a flavour of the country, local volunteering projects, and nearby sightseeing activities. We delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences. Inclusions and exclusions may vary accordingly. You can customize this trip to suit your specific requirements, in fact any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation.

Here are some suggestions to customize this itinerary:

  • Head into the Amazon jungle and encounter more wildlife
  • Explore the Avenue of the Volcanoes, soak up hot springs, enjoy colonial Cuenca
  • Visit Mindo Cloud Forest to experience this special biosphere
  • Tour the indigenous markets of Otavalo and stay in a stunning hacienda

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