ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION, RECYCLING, AND AWARENESS-RAISING PROGRAM
Be part of a social and environmentally responsible program, which use the proceeds to finance social programs like medical attention for people with disabilities.
Created on 2013, this company produces recycling equipment, which are used as promotional advertising spaces to achieve self-financing. Initially, they had machines just in Quito, now they are located on 7 different cities around the country and planning to continue growing up.
The machine receives plastic bottles, identifies, census, weighs, and crushes them, two cents are payed to the user for each bottle. It has advertising spaces for sponsoring companies. Interact with the user, report their activity at a distance and publish the number of crushed bottles.
Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.
2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week – $275
Spanish level: Independent user B1. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance
Mondays to Fridays
8:00 to 17:00 work at the office/ workshops at schools, offices, among others.
13:00 to 14:00 lunch time
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 volunteer
Assist at the daily activities of the foundation, waste reception and management, recycling support in big events, education and awareness-raising campaigns with schools and enterprises
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
EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you
Support 24 hours
On the ground EcuaExplora staff available
First weekend accomodation
In a hostal in Quito with breakfast
(includes city tour and lunch)
In Quito, 6 hours per week (2 weeks).
Health insurance (REQUIRED)
Meals not specified
Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.