Volunteer with Ecuador Tierra Viva ETV

Ecuador Tierra Viva ETV

Improving quality of life in Ecuador!

The Ecuador Tierra Viva Foundation is a nonprofit charity organization based in Ecuador. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the Ecuador’s neediest communities through the providing or improving water, health, and education services.



What We Need

Volunteers must have at least a basic level of Spanish to join the project. Volunteering with us will provide you with the valuable opportunity to strengthen your language skills.

Volunteers must have a desire to work with children to improve their reading and writing skills.

If the volunteer possesses any formal studies in education, pedagogy, child psychology, or any other area related to children, then the experience at Casa Búho will fit perfectly! You will be able to apply your specific knowledge to any of the programs we run and help us make them better.

Volunteers receive a formal project induction upon arrival and work under the supervision of our project director. The project provides support at local level in the event of minor illness or accident. All volunteers must hold travel and health insurance to cover serious illness or accidents.


When & Who

- The project is available year round.
- Volunteers can join any Saturday. All projects start with an induction on Sunday afternoon.
Yes, we require a minimum of 4 Weeks
Everyone

What we Provide

Volunteer House

Accommodation is provided at the Casa de Voluntarios in Puerto Lopez. There are 4 double rooms with shared bathrooms, a communal kitchen and dining area, and a garden where you can relax. The house is situated in a quiet part of town and is less than 10 minutes walk from the beach.

The House has a well-equipped kitchen and self-catering is a popular option for our volunteers. It's cheap and fun to buy food locally and cook together as a group. Fresh food is available from the produce market and there's a well stocked supermarket in town. Fresh fish is the local specialty! For those who like to eat out there are many choices of eateries in town from simple meals in the market to more upmarket restaurants for when you want to treat yourself.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water

Our Fees

$20

More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Orientation

Project includes:

- Access to a local Project Coordinator.
- Project transport.
- Book Bus t-shirt.

Not included:

- Meals.
- Transport to Puerto Lopez.
- Visa.
- Insurance.
- Laundry.


Contact Person

Paulina Vivanco
Panamericana Norte Km 7 1/2, Jardines de Carcelen. Calle Arupo A43. Quito - Ecuador - South America, Quito, Ecuador.

Other Ways to Help

With your help, The Book Bus can provide thousands of Ecuadorian children with the books and resources that will make their dreams of a good education come true!

Teaching materials needed:

- 120 sheets of cardboard.
- 20 reams of paper.
- 30 boxes of crayons.
- 20 boxes of markers.
- 2 liters of blue paint.
- 2 liters of yellow paint.
- 2 liters of red paint.
- 2 liters of white paint.
- 2 liters of black paint.
- 50 brushes of different sizes.
- HB 200 pencils.
- 100 erasers.
- 1 erasable whiteboard.
- 10 erasable markers of different colors.
- 40 meters black elastic rope (black bungee cord).

Books desired:

- Los gremlins (1943) by Roald Dahl.
- James y el melocotón gigante (1961) by Roald Dahl.
- Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (1964) by Roald Dahl.
- El dedo mágico (1966) by Roald Dahl.
- El Súperzorro (1970) by Roald Dahl.
- Charlie y el gran ascensor de cristal (1973) by Roald Dahl.
- Danny el campeón del mundo (1975) by Roald Dahl.
- El enorme cocodrilo (1978) by Roald Dahl.
- Los Cretinos (1980) by Roald Dahl.
- La maravillosa medicina de Jorge (1981) by Roald Dahl.
- El gran gigante bonachón (1982) by Roald Dahl.
- Las Brujas (1983) by Roald Dahl.
- La jirafa, el pelícano y el mono (1985) by Roald Dahl.
- Matilda (1988) by Roald Dahl.
- Agu Trot (1990) by Roald Dahl.
- Los Minpins (1991) by Roald Dahl.
- El vicario que hablaba al revés (1991) by Roald Dahl.
- Inés del revés by Anita Jeram.
- Adivina cuánto te quiero by Anita Jeram.
- Billy's Belly Bottom by Anita Jeram.
- Kid's Good Night by Anita Jeram.
- El Grufalo by Julia Donaldson.
- El Quijote Contado A los Ninos by Rosa Navarro.
- El Lazarillo Contado A los Ninos by Rosa Navarro.
- El Cid Contado a Los Ninos by Rosa Navarro.
- Amadito and the Hero Children by Enrique R. Lamadrid.
- The First Tortilla: A Bilingual Story by Enrique R. Lamadrid.
- Juan the Bear and the Water of Life: La Acequia De Juan Del Oso by Enrique R. Lamadrid.
- El Campo de Batalla de la Mente Para Ninos by Joyce Meyer.
- El Carrusel de Las Sombras y Los Ninos Espantosos by Katy Towell.
- Cuando Alguien Muy Especial Muere by Marge Eaton Heegaard.
- Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, Que Ves Ahi by Eric Carle.
- Eric Carle's ABC by Eric Carle.
- El Canguro Tiene Mama? by Eric Carle.
- Donde Esta Spot? by Eric Carle.
- Oso Polar, Oso Polar, Que Es Ese Ruido? by Eric Carle.
- Harold's Trip to the Sky by Crockett Johnson.
- La Semilla de Zanahoria by Crockett Johnson.
- The Little Fish That Got Away by Crockett Johnson.
- Olivia Forma una Banda by Teresa Mlawer.
- Olivia... y el Juguete Desaparecido by Teresa Mlawer.
- Bizcocho by Teresa Mlawer.
- Crisantemo by Teresa Mlawer.
- Su Propio Color by Teresa Mlawer.
- Si Le Das Un Panqueque a Una Cerdita by Teresa Mlawer.
- Que Nervios!: El Primer Dia de Escuela by Teresa Mlawer.
- Prudencia Se Preocupa by Teresa Mlawer.
- La sirena del rin by Alejandro Dumas.
- El silbato encantado by Alejandro Dumas.
- Los dos hermanitos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El músico prodigioso by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La pastora de gansos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La Luna by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Cascarrabias by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El borriquillo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Cuentos del sapo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El buho by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El clavel by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El corderito y el pececillo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El cuento de las mentiras by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El cuervo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El destripaterrones by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El doctor sabelotodo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El Enebro by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El erizo y el esposo de la liebre
- El viejo sultan by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Enrique el holgazan by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El zagalillo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Hermanito y hermanita by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La bota de piel de bufalo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La doncela Maleen by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Las tres ramas verdes by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Las habichuelas magicas by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Las tres lenguas by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Las tres hilanderas by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Las tres lenguas by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Las tres plumas by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La mujer del pescador by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El lobo y el hombre by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Las tres princesas negras by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La vara de avellano by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La viejecita by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La viga by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La zorra y el caballo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La zanahoria by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los cuatro hermanos ingeniosos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los desiguales hijos de Eva by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los doce cazadores by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los dos caminantes by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los dos principes by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los seis cisnes by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los tres cirujanos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los tres enanitos del bosque by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los tres favoritos de la fortuna by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los tres haraganes by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los tres operarios by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los tres pajaritos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los tres pelos de oro del diablo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Una muchacha hacendosa by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Un cuento enigmatico by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Un buen negocio by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Un ojito dos ojitos tres ojitos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La oca de oro Rapunzel by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El flautista de Hamelin by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Bestia peluda by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El agua de la vida by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El amadisimo Rolando by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El lobo y las 7 cabritas by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El pescador y su mujer by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El sastrecillo valiente by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El zorro y su comadre by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Juan sin miedo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La alondra by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La campesina prudente by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La bola de cristal by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La estufa de hierro by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La doncella sin manos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La estufa de hierro by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los doce hermanos by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los duendes y el zapatero by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los musicos de Bremen by los Hermanos Grimm.
- Los siete cabritos y el lobo by los Hermanos Grimm.
- La señora True by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El traje del emperador by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El Rey rana by los Hermanos Grimm.
- El hueso cantante by los Hermanos Grimm.


Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

We suggest you bring a cellphone with an Ecuadorian network chip, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

Many volunteers like to donate books and materials to the project. If you would like to provide children's picture books (in Spanish only, please) you can purchase them in Quito's book shops, for example Liberia Espanola and Libri Mundi.

ETV has been working with schools in Ecuador since 2010 through the Book Bus Project. In 2017 we started with our new project Casa Buho. We are looking for Spanish speaking volunteers to support our Machalilla project as reading mentors throughout the year. Our reading scheme compliments the children's school curriculum, and emphasises themes that will continue to impact them as they grow up. Mentoring the children to read will also encourage them to progress beyond the words and numbers of the classroom, as they use books to develop their creativity, explore their surroundings, and widen their view of the world. Project placements start and finish on Saturdays, with a minimum project commitment of 4 weeks. The longer you can commit, the greater the benefit for the children we support, and the more that you will get out of your Casa Buho experience.

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