FIMRC - Project AnconcitoSouth America
Help provide medical assistance, prevent drug and alcohol dependency and provide support for teenage pregnancy through youth empowerment programmes in the coastal town of Anconcito in Ecuador. This is a unique opportunity to drastically change the lives of young people and families whilst enjoying the pristine beaches and tropical scenery of Ecuador.
A typical day
At 9AM you will arrive at the local clinic to deliver healthcare at the local clinic, which can include eye examinations, medical observations and home visits with the clinician. After lunch activities include working with youth groups to prevent drug and alcohol dependency, providing advice and support for teenage pregnancies or participating in sports and dance clubs before returning to your guesthouse accommodation for the evening. The type of work you will be given will depend on the immediate needs of the project, your skills, qualifications and length of placement.
Experience or requirements – Open to all ages, education or professional backgrounds all that is required is an open mind and flexible attitude. Volunteering placements are subject to completion of application form, background checks and pre-volunteering interview if required.
Minimum Commitment – 1 Day
Working day – 9AM – 5PM Monday - Friday
Price – $1034-$1234 (approx £765-£900) per week
What’s Included? – Guesthouse accommodation with on site chef, access to kitchen and living room areas, WIFI, transportation, all meals, donation to project sites, in country support
- Airport Transfers Included
- Accommodation Included
- Placement Transfers Included
$1034-$1234 (approx £765-£900) per week
Includes accommodation and all meals
Guesthouse accommodation with in house chef, communal areas and WiFi will be provided by FIMRC
About The Area
Anconcito is a small coastal town approximately 2 hours from Ecuador’s largest city and 20 minutes south of the tourist area Salinas. The area has faced a recent influx of fishermen from other coastal regions, straining the infrastructure of the town. As a result of increased populations and overstretched government sponsored clinics, problems such as malnutrition, chronic disease, and teenage pregnancy are becoming more prevalent.
Located on the coast and only 15km south of popular tourist resort of Salinas, famed for it’s pristine beaches and surfing conditions. You will have plenty of time to spend evenings on the beach and nearby restaurants. During the weekends head out to the “Swing at the edge of the earth”, take a whale watching trip or head down to Salinas to party with the tourists.
FIMRC can provide a wide range of cultural immersion experiences and excursions and will provide detailed information on activities upon completion of your application.
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Beach Nearby
- Cultural Activities
- Healthcare Volunteering
- Eco Excursions & Tours
- Language Lessons
Meet the hosts
FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families through education and outreach programmes, providing much needed medical support and disease prevention to some of the poorest communities worldwide.
How To Get There
Anconcito is a small town located 2 hours west of Guayaquil on the outermost peninsula of the country. Pick up and drop offs will be arranged and provided by FIMRC.
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