Ecuador Action Project - Volunteer for 6 weeks July-August

Apply From: 10th of January 2019
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  • MINIMUM AGE- 18

  • PROJECT DATES- July-August 

  • DURATION- 6 Weeks

At Lattitude we believe that young people working together in a culture different from their own can create lasting change in a local community and within themselves.

What is Ecuador Action Project?

  • An exciting group-based volunteer project
  • No specific skills or qualifications needed, just the motivation to make a difference (while Spanish language is not required, a basic level would be useful)
  • Assisting on a project in an developing self-sufficient community
  • Contributing to positive change by helping local people to overcome environmental challenges
  • A once in a lifetime opportunity
  • Additional opportunity to learn about and experience different aspects of community development through Lattitude’s network of partners in the locality, with the chance to get involved in existing projects such as jam and cheese farms, and a sustainable restaurant
  • Experiencing a new culture by living and working alongside a local community

Need to Know

  • This is a supported group volunteering project, with a team leader and project staff
  • Pre-departure briefing – all volunteers will attend a compulsory group briefing prior to departure
  • On arrival in Ecuador, teams will take part in a group orientation with training workshops in their new community
  • There will be a project debrief at the end of the 6 weeks
  • Spanish language is not necessary -if your Spanish is a little rusty, there is an option to take a one/two weeks language course in Quito.

Accommodation

Volunteers will live with a host family providing a unique opportunity to live with local people. Ecuadorian society is far more traditional than western society and your hosts will expect you to live as a family member and spend time with them, whilst welcoming you with open arms. Your host family will also provide you with food which is another great opportunity to become immersed in the South American culture.

Costs

Lattitude Global Volunteering fee: £1,300

What’s included?

  • Matching process
  • Assigned Volunteer Coordinator to help with all your pre-departure information, advice and guidance 
  • Links with returned volunteers
  • Relevant DBS/police check fees
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Airport pickup on arrival
  • In-country 2 day orientation
  • Designated Team Leader
  • Day to day support from your project staff
  • Accommodation and meals with a host family
  • 24/7 support from Lattitude, including in-country support from the Lattitude Country Manager
  • Focus on your personal volunteer learning and development
  • End of Project Evaluation
  • Returned Volunteer follow up in the UK
  • Opportunity to join the Lattitude Alumni
  • Certificate on completion of project
  • Employment reference provided

Other costs:

  • £30 application fee
  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Inoculations (if applicable)
  • Pocket Money for free time activities

Fundraising

As a charity we always recommend our volunteers fundraise to help meet the costs involved in volunteering overseas. In many ways it is part of the whole experience.

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