To Adelante Abroad, a “volunteer placement” is the same as an “internship placement,” but with a more socially conscious approach to the work being done. A volunteer works just as hard as an intern: their daily tasks might be with drug addicts or abused women or street children, whereas our interns’ daily tasks will be within a private sector corporation, sports team, or law firm, for example. Candidates who chose this sector want to make a difference while abroad as well as fully ramp up their language level and build up their resume. There are SO many options here…. we offer this volunteer field in nearly all of our program cities; however, it is most developed in the Oaxaca, Mexico program.
In Ecuador, volunteers will work together with the teachers in all the subjects, but they can be of extra help and support in English and computers, for example. They will offer their knowledge and also will help a great deal with pronunciation and spelling in English, as most English teachers in Ecuadorian public schools don’t speak English.