“Alas de Colibri” is a recognized organization located in the north of Quito that seeks to abolish child labor and begging in the streets of Ecuador. We work to promote and defend human rights and the environment with the help of our specialized team, in order to create a fair, free, and solidary society.
The house is a home to girls aged 12 to 17 years old who were abused in their past (domestic violence, sexual abuse, child labor, human trafficking…). They stay in the house for 3 to 6 months, after which they may return to their families or are sent to other shelters. The steady group of working colleagues is about 25.
Our goal is to provide psychological and educational support for the girls to help them regain confidence and ownership over their lives or to help them develop their future perspectives.
Within the home we accompany the girls in the educational field and organize different workshops (handicrafts, costume jewelry, gastronomy), different kinds of sports and excursions to many places. At the same time, we give them legal support as they are under age.
The volunteer is expected to support and accompany the social worker and the psychologist in their daily work that includes being with the girls, helping with homework, preparing and carrying out games/workshops, accompanying during excursions, etc.
Support during the weekend is sometimes needed, however the volunteer will then get two weekdays off.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
be female and at least 18 years old
have a basic knowledge of Spanish
be aware of the girls’ situation
be motivated to independently take initiative in the daily activities
A volunteer with some level of experience in the psychological field would be an asset.
The project is located in Carcelén Bajo, in the north of Quito. It is a popular area full of little stores and restaurants.
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