Get the opportunity to shadow doctors performing acupuncture! This center has two doctors providing alternative medicine, focusing in acupuncture. Interns will be learning about acupuncture techniques and assisting with with all aspects of the center. Depending on the knowledge and interest of the intern, can lead to other projects.
Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.
2 weeks – $1460
1 month – $1930
2 months – $2870
3 months – $3810
Each extra week – $235
Accomodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinne
Spanish level: Independent user B1. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance
Mondays to Fridays
8:00 to 13:00 working at the project learning about acupuncture techniques.
13:00 to 16:00 lunch and resting time
16:00 to 18:00 work at the project assisting in the different areas of the clinic.
If you take Spanish classes:
It is necessary to have less working hours so you can study two hours for 3 days a week. This would be from 15:00 to 17:00.
Role of the volunteerYou will have the opportunity to shadow doctors performing acupuncture! Interns will be learning about acupuncture techniques and assisting with with all aspects of the center. Depending on the knowledge and interest of the intern, can lead to other projects.
Skills requiredWillingness to learn and help, be open, flexible, patient, caring passionate, creative and come with a spirit of collaboration and solidarity.
Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)
Transfer from Quito to project
Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50
Aiport pick-up/ drop-off
Ecua Explora staff ready to transport you
Support 24 hours
On the ground Ecua Explora staff available
First weekend accomodation
In a hostal in Quito with breakfast
(includes city tour and lunch)
Meals not specified
Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Add $70 for day excursion upon arrival.
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.