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In traditional Ecuador culture, elders are cared for by their families but unfortunately their low economic resources make change the situation. In Ecuador, there are more than 1’204’245 senior citizens and only 112’000 receive a jubilee board and social security, as a result over 1 million seniors have neither jubilee board nor social security. This Volunteer Elderly Care Quito Ecuador is a center created out of the need to assist the many poor seniors who have become sick and abandoned by their own families, who have neither the time nor the money to take care of them.
The center gives care to senior citizens, who have been abandoned, and are otherwise living and begging on the streets, often selling cigarettes and snacks or are living in a shelter. It is also for those who have special needs including mental health problems. The elderly come to the center to receive medical attention or occupational therapy, or simply to have a good time with other people and to make friends. Volunteer Elderly Care Quito Ecuador
Volunteers will help by reading, cooking, playing games, doing exercises, taking a walk with them, massaging, helping to feed, teaching bakery, doing handcrafts, and more. Volunteers can also assist through their own research in areas like health and human science. If you would like to turn this volunteer experience into an internship, there are opportunities to work with doctors or nurses in fields such as occupational therapy or rehabilitation and psychology.
Volunteer elderly care Ecuador program provides you with a combination of cultural experiences, meaningful volunteering and free time to do sightseeing around Quito. The center is open to all volunteers who want to give and share love, and have compassion on the senior citizens. Spending time and treating them as though they are your own grandparents can be an eye-opening experience for you! This volunteer work will have a positive influence on you as the seniors can teach you valuable lessons.
Time volunteering: 1 week minimum and maximum 12 weeks
Cost of the program:
The cost includes: Pick up airport, breakfast and dinner each day, accommodation in a host family.