fundacion arte del mundo / la biblioteca interactiva de Baños

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Tungurahua, Ecuador via kindly anonymous
Contact
Person: 
Karl Persechino
Email: 
artedelmundo21 [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone: 
593 3 274 2244

During the eight years La Biblioteca Interactiva has been open, almost 500 volunteers from over 30 different countries have enjoyed the Fundación Arte del Mundo experience. This is a program of creative development for you and the community. At Fundación Arte del Mundo, you are provided with an opportunity and the support you need to share your creativity and imagination to others and make an impact while learning about another culture within a flexible, low cost volunteer program.

Here's what you get for your $10 per day:

The opportunity to share your creativity with children

Bright, comfortable, secure place to stay in our volunteer quarters

Great location within walking distance to everything in Baños

WIFI and a Volunteer Computer for your use

Volunteer library and English teaching library

Volunteer hikes and cultural activities led by the BIB

Discounts on tours, extreme sports bike rentals, etc.

Free entrance to theatrical presentations and weekly movies at our own theater

Intercambio Language Exchange

Resource Room of recyclable materials to stimulate your creativity

Daily Planning meetings where you can give our personal input to the programs

Help with finding the Spanish program which is right for you

Transportation information for personal travel in Ecuador

Purified drinking water

Well equipped volunteer kitchen*

Volunteer Washing machine*

*(you provide your own food and laundry soap)

Who can volunteer? Individuals and/or groups of people over 18yrs, also families with children, single parent families are all welcome. (knowledge of Spanish will enhance your experience with us. Many of our volunteers choose to take Spanish at one of the fine schools in Baños.) Volunteer for a month or more. We are small! Our children's library accommodates a maximum of 30 children, our theatre is a well equipped, flexible black box which seats a maximum of 60 in the audience. We have accommodations for 12 volunteers and we ask that all volunteers live on site. This gives our volunteers the unique opportunity to build a team spirit while working with each other and the children in a meaningful way.

Details
Commitment: 
One month minimum, 30 hours per week minimum
Skills: 
Volunteers must have at least Intermediate Spanish skills and be at leat 18 years in age; families also welcom
Type: 
Arts - leading projects aimed at youth, children and teachers. After School Program - teaching English and helping in library. Language Program - teaching English to adults and participating in weekly Intercambios.
Money: 
Accommodations are available. Volunteering costs $10/day

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La Biblioteca Interactiva de Baños, Calle Oriente y Julio Canar Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador