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Health Care Volunteer Projects in Ecuador
Besides working with children, volunteers abroad in Ecuador can also provide services in the health care sector. To find out more about these medical volunteering opportunities in Ecuador, please read on.
Health Care Voluntary Service in Ecuador
International Volunteer Travel partners with a Non-Governmental Organization in Ecuador that provides weekly medical care to communities in the South of Quito.
As an overseas medical volunteer (nurse, doctor, dentist, laboratory technicians, etc),you will work with local staffin support of the health care efforts. Generally you will assist and support the nurses, doctors, dentists or clinicians in the normal routine of medical work e.g. taking vital signs, dressing wounds, taking patients history and keeping medical records, medical laboratory work, surgeries, etc.
As a volunteer, your level of exposure in terms of what you are allowed to do will depend on your prior experience and qualification, plus your demonstrated ability to perform tasks. You will find our medical voluntary work opportunity enlightening and rewarding.
Other Requirement: Applicants must be licensed Professionals (nurses, doctors, dentists, lab technologists, etc) with proof of licensure.
Other Ecuador ProgramsVolunteers abroad in Ecuador can also sign up for our Basic Spanish Program and the Ecuador Adventure Holidays program.
The Application Process
Questions and Other Information
To access more information on any aspect of our South American programs in Ecuador please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ?s).
Length of Program: 1 week to 1 year.
Starting Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every Month
Airport Arrival: By 3.00 PM the day before starting date.
Accommodation and Meals: Local middle-income households; 3 Ecuadorian meals a day.
Transport: Most projects are within walking distance of home; otherwise cost will not exceed USD 0.5 per day buy local public buses or trolley.
Schedule of work: Mondays to Fridays; 4 to 8 hours per day.
Spanish Language Requirements: Basic Spanish recommended but not required.