Eldery Care Volunteer Work  Ecuador, South America


Eldery Care Volunteer Project in Ecuador

This elderly project is aimed to help elderly care centers which provide home and shelter to elderly people who have been abandoned living and begging on the streets, selling cigarettes and snacks and are homeless and also for others who have families with special needs including mental problems or come from low-income or underserved populations. The main goal of the home is to provide the elderly with a place where they are able to receive the care and attention they need and to enjoy their daily lives. These centers provide a loving home to more than 65 old people each one. They are able to live together and enjoy a sense of community.

Caring volunteers are needed to help at these residences for the elderly. These centers severely need more helping hands to keep a constant eye on these needy people. Volunteers will help by reading, cooking, serving, creating fun games and playing with them, doing exercises, taking a walk with them, massaging, helping to feed, teaching bakery, handcrafts etc. If volunteers possess the necessary skills, they can administer physiotherapy to the needy elderly men and women. Volunteers are also expected to assist in various administrative tasks.

These elderly centers offer a fun opportunity to socialize with international friends. Senior citizens are grateful for this companionship and attention provided by volunteers because it made them feel important and special. If you have a a love and compassion, for the old people and want to make a meaningful contribution by making their life worth living, then this project needs the helping hands of volunteers like you.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Make a real difference and impact in the lives of elderly people. Volunteers are welcome to collaborate in daily tasks such us:

- Caring for the elderly people and offering them companionship.

- Help in preparing the menus for the elderly people.

- If any of the volunteers are psychologists or physical therapist their main activity would be to help out in that area.

- Organizing cultural activities and sports that will help their physical development.

- Develop arts & crafts projects with the elderly people.


No specific qualifications are required to join our elderly care project. However, interested individuals should have a passion and eagerness to help underprivileged elderly people. Volunteers should have a basic understanding of the Spanish language in order to effectively work within these elderly care centers. Participants should also be flexible, adaptable, and open to experiencing a new culture.

Project Location

Our project is located in Quito, Ambato, Latacunga, Otavalo, Ibarra and Cuenca.

Dates, Duration and Application Deadline

The project runs all year-round for 2 - 24 weeks in length and start every Monday so volunteer should arrive 1 or 2 days early. Volunteers choose their own start dates. Applications are accepted up to 2 weeks prior to departure or start date.

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Oe3-163 Mosquera Narvaez St. and America Ave.
Quito - Ecuador / South America
P.O. Box: 17-03-798

Tele/fax: (593-2) 2543231, (593-2) 2239443
Mobil and emergency phones: (593-9) 9400851, (593-9)9963605

E-Mail us: info@elep.org  or  programs@elep.org