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Working with the Elderly in Ecuador

Working with the Elderly in Ecuador

Working with the Elderly in Ecuador

Trip Details:

Operator:   Love Volunteers
Price From: 509 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration: 2 weeks

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About this program

Travel and work with elderly people in Ecuador. This essential program works in a residential care home. This is a fabulous opportunity to practise one’s Spanish and becoming deeply immersed in Ecuadorian culture. The volunteer project will be no further than a manageable bus ride away. Homestays include three meals a day. Volunteers with special dietary requirements and/or food allergies are asked to inform the organisation in advance to ensure their needs are met.

Itinerary

Travel and work with elderly people in Ecuador. Volunteers staying in Quito can choose to stay with a carefully vetted family, who have experience of hosting foreign volunteers. This is a fabulous opportunity to practice one's Spanish and becoming deeply immersed in Ecuadorian culture. The volunteer project will be no further than a manageable bus ride away. Homestays include three meals a day. Volunteers with special dietary requirements and/or food allergies are asked to inform the organization in advance to ensure their needs are met. With its reputation for superb exotic fruits, unsurpassed fish and seafood, and not least the numerous varieties of Andean potatoes, Ecuador offers the taste buds a veritable feast. Among the traditional dishes that volunteers might want to try whilst in Ecuador are Seco de Pollo, Menestra, and Ecuadorian Churrasco - a plate consisting of roast meat, a fried egg, chips, and fried plantain - or even the great delicacy, guinea pig. For savory main courses, the hot sauce aji is often used. Easily and very cheaply available from bakers’ shops are such filling snacks as empanadas (hot pastry pockets containing meat or cheese), llapingachos (potato and cheese pancakes) and tempting sweet pastries.

Country Fast Facts

Ecuador

Flag  Flag_of_Ecuador.svg
Continent: South America
Official Language(s) Spanish
Capital: Quito
Population 16,144,000 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s) Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna, Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Oceanic (Temperate/Cool), Temperate Mediterranean
Major Airport(s): Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Tourism, Industry

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