Placement Location Information
It is a small organisation with a few full-time active members. Members are drawn from all over the world who work in a voluntary manner with the Ecuadorian members for the benefit of the less privileged in Ecuador.
As a volunteer you would most likely be located at one of their projects. Although some are in Quito, most are located elsewhere, often in the countryside.
Hogar Del Nino San Vicente de Paul welcomes anyone who wishes to help them as a volunteer. However, for both the volunteer and the organisation, it is very important to be aware of mutual needs and capabilities.
Below is a summary of the possible ways in which you might work as a volunteer, as well as some of the things you will need to be aware of.
Medicine and General Health -- for placements and various medical brigades, they are looking for: • general doctors • paediatricians • dentists • gynaecologists • ophthalmologists • nurses
Agriculture, Production and Animal Husbandry, they are specifically interested in people with qualifications in: • agricultural science • veterinary services • production and the sale of cheese
Educational Fields, they are currently looking for qualified people in: • Education - Primary (4-12) and Secondary (12-17) levels • Psychology - Particularly with children and/or experience in cases of abuse would be a preference
From time to time, they need specialists in other fields.
Two blocks down from BaseCamp take the Ecovia going to the south of Quito, Get off at Centro de Quito this will be four blocks from the placement. You can ask the driver the location of Hogar Del Nino on San Vicente de Paul, as well as anyone on the street would be aware of said location.
Distance from BaseCamp: 10 KM
Travel Time from BaseCamp: 0:30
Because Ecuador is located on the Equator line, Quito's weather is very unique. Due to the Equator, Ecuador has no seasons; there is summer and winter. The year has six months winter and six months summer but the number of months for each changes from time to time.
Because Quito is so high up in the mountains, the sun is very strong and the wind blows really hard; it can get pretty cold at night. Quito always has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 10 to 27 ° C.
Quito or also called "Luz de America", is the capital of Ecuador; a country located in South America, on the Equator line. Quito is considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America because of its amazing colonial architecture, historical sites, fantastic landscapes and panoramic views all surrounded by incredible mountains, rivers, parks and volcanoes.
Quito was founded in the 16th century by the Incas Tribe and is located at an altitude of 2,850 meters above sea level.
Centro de Quito, (colonial city) is the largest and best conserved colonial city in South America; this is why the UNESCO named it a "World Cultural Heritage Site" in 1978. The city's structure on the 320 hectare compound is an outstanding example of superb architecture from the sixteenth to the twentieth century; surrounded by volcanic stone with very narrow streets within, (built stone by stone), there is much to see.
The historic centre of Quito has ancient colonial homes, priceless churches, chapels, monasteries, convents, as well as plazas, museums and republican buildings with interesting architecture.
Once outside of the historical centre of the city, Quito takes on a completely different personality in the “new town” where many high rise and government buildings are found.
Though Quito is old and historic, the public transportation is fairly efficient and the city is served by a network of buses that travel throughout most of the areas; it is a cheap way of getting around. Since the city is very long and narrow, it is divided into three zones and many buses run in each zone of the city.
Currently, the heart of the capital is full of vigour and culture, such as "Heritage Nights" where citizens and visitors can enjoy the unique attractions in the, "jewel in the crown of Ecuador", through images and videos.
Clínica San Francisco
Av. 6 de Diciembre 2043 y Colón
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Hogar del Nino San Vincente de Paul
San Vicente De Paul E
E2-185 Y La Exposicion