ICYE-STEPS/MISIONEROS DE SAN JOSE 2017
Minimum stay is 4 weeks, maxi 16 weeks. Fee of 370 € is for 4 weeks; each additional week is 65€. Project open all year, arrival date is free.
- Code : ECU-01/2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ESP / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The centre provides food and shelter for elderly women who, without this project, would be living on the street. Misionarios de San Jose gives the "abuelitas" (grannys) a home where they are surrounded by love and warmth. Foundations such as Misionarios de San Jose are special because the elderly are often ignored in Ecuador. They provide three daily meals, housing and activities such as knitting or singing for the women. Volunteer tasks: Feed, talk to, and accompany elderly women. If a volunteer has a special skill (plays a musical instrument, dance, etc.) the volunteer can start his or her own activities with the women.
Tumbaco, 50 minutes outside of Quito. Tumbaco is a fairly large town that is separated into many smaller villages. This center is centrally located near the downtown area of Tumbaco.
Patience, love for elderly people, open mind, initiative, creativity and basic Spanish skills. Minimum stay is 4 weeks, maxi 16 weeks. Fee of 370 € is for 4 weeks; each additional week is 65€. Project open all year, arrival date is free. Placement on this project is individual.
Voluntariado para la Ayuda Social del Ecuador – VASE, ICYE Ecuador. Founded in 2008 and registered as a cultural, non-profit, non-religious and non-governmental organization promoting intercultural education and international volunteer community service. The main office in the capital city Quito.
Most of the voluntary service placements include centres for with at-risk children, disabled, health centres and environmental programmes in disadvantaged communities.