Volunteer in Quito

Support our local volunteer team

If you live here and are looking to volunteer in Quito, love kids, and have about one afternoon per week available, join our local volunteer team!

The Refugio has different areas and materials for all kinds of crafts, a wood shop, a library, a small bakery, a homework and computer room, and rooms to play in. As a volunteer you can choose your favorite activity and share some quality time with a group of kids.

If you can offer crafts, help with homework, read stories, teach sports or music, or have great ideas for other activities, we would love to hear from you.

We would prefer people who will be available as volunteers in Quito for a longer time and can commit to regular weekly or bi-weekly visits to the Refugio. The children are aged 5 to 16, but activities are usually split up in smaller groups.

The Refugio is located in Toctiuco, which is above the Basilica. A public bus goes up from Plaza de Teatro, we also know some taxi drivers that know the area well.

For more information about how to volunteer in Quito with us or to sign up, contact us at ecuador@refugio-quito.org