ANDES Ibarra Yuyucocha
The city of Ibarra, located in the Imbabura province, is home to the Foundation for Ecuadorian Community Support (FACE), which develops social projects that contribute to the improvement of the environment and overall quality of life for the communities in and around Ibarra.
One specific community that FACE has been working with for the last 20 years is Yuyucocha.
The primary focus is on the children from low-income households. This is a culturally and ethnically diverse community, which includes people of mixed race, blacks, and Indians. It currently serves 475 people, including children and teenagers between the ages of 4 and 18, by providing food, healthcare, education services.
Support the construction of classrooms, playground, and common areas.
Support after-school program (academic and enrichment activities).
Day 1 - Arrive on Friday (transfer from Quito Airport to Accommodations in Quito)
Day 2 - Orientation (Mission, Vision, and Expectations of the Program)
Day 3 - Private transportation to the community and guidance in the placement
Day 4, on – Begin work on projects in the community
Accommodations – you choose one of these two options:
In Quito, Friday and Saturday: Room and Board in a hostel located in the tourist area, “La Mariscal,” in Quito. Volunteers will stay in either single, double, or triple rooms, with communal areas and shared bathrooms. Basic services of hot water, electricity, and Wifi are provided.
In the community: volunteers will stay in a local hostel, or guest house, near the project. Available rooms will be single, double, or triple rooms, with communal areas and shared bathrooms. Basic services of hot water and electricity are provided.
Food: Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are provided in the program during the week days. Volunteers will be served breakfast and dinner at the accommodations; Lunch will be served at the project. Food will be the typical food of the area.
Airport transfers for arrival and departure to/from Quito.
From Quito, to Ibarra, and back to Quito.
For tourist activities during the day of Orientation
Project Requirements: No previous training is required, but we ask our volunteers to be flexible, keep an open mind, be willing to work, and have a keen sense of adventure.
Clothes: Comfortable and light work clothes during the day, and warm layers to wear at night as the wind is strong and cold.
Transfer IN OUT (Airport transportation - Hotel)
Lodging (Monday to Friday)
Breakfast, lunch, dinner (Monday to Friday)
8 hours daily work
Orientation and support during the program
Voluntary service certificate
Materials and tools in situ
Guide with local staff
Emergency contact 24/7