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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.

The project

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.

 

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 1 month minimum.

 

 

Costs

2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week  – $275

Location details

Accomodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner

 

Requirements

Spanish level: Independent user B1. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

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

Skills required

No special experience is required. However, the number one qualification is the willingness to learn and help.

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)

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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50

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Aiport pick-up

EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you

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Support 24 hours

On the ground EcuaExplora staff available

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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast

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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

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Weekly activities

in Quito

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Spanish classes

 In Quito, 6 hours per week (2 weeks).

Not Included

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Health insurance (REQUIRED)

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.

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