Country: Ecuador
Program: Youth and Families Development
Job Title: Childhood Development and Community Service & Urban Youth Development
Staging Dates: May 14, 2013
Pre-Service Training: May 15 – July 31, 2013
Dates of Service: July 31, 2013 – July 13, 2015 


The program is based on three main goals:

Youth Stewardship to increase self-esteem and improve education; volunteers sponsored youth workshops to build leadership skills and self-esteem and train young people in HIV/AIDS prevention and sex education.

Community and Organizational Development to increase the capacity of communities to address the needs of youth and families; and

Healthy Lifestyles to better equip youth and families to deal with life’s challenges.


Description of Assignment:

In the technical arena, as a Childhood Development and Community Service Volunteer your role will primarily be working with at-risk children, youth and families while helping communities to develop programs to assist them. Projects include life skills, self-esteem and leadership development activities, vocational training, promotion of income generation activities, health education, HIV/AIDS education and awareness, training of youth development workers, working with street kids and developing after-school programs. You will serve in a small or medium-sized city or a provincial capital but there‘s also the possibility of being assigned to a rural community.


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  1. Dear Courtney, My wife and I are former vols from the 70’s and plan to return to show friends some of Ecuador, including Cuenca. Can you recommend an Ecuadorian owned, Quito-based travel service to help us old folks get around the country? I don’t trust myself to drive and find my way around any longer, especially since so much has changed since 1974. Jim Moore 0/0 moorejd@charter.net
    I would appreciate any suggestions or referrals you have and I realize this is far removed from your core interests and dedication!

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