No specific qualifications are required. We do ask for volunteers to have passion for public community outreach and other health related activities. RCDP offer Spanish lessons. Volunteers with little or no Spanish are requested to enroll in them as learning the language often results in successfully completing the project. Plus, the classes aren't expensive.
There are many things a volunteer can do in HIV/AIDS project. Your work will include: developing sexual health education campaigns, promoting prevention programs and training seminars for groups such as common healthcare professionals and sex trade workers. In addition, you can assist in the medical and psychological attention and antiretroviral therapy programs. There are also opportunities to provide comfort and support to the patients, their families and the community. Volunteers may also be required to make routine visits to hospices and other medical facilities providing an in-depth perspective into the debilitating affects of this disease.
RCDP will look after your entire need during your volunteering program. We have carefully screened and chosen host families with educated background, proficiency in spoken communicate and prior hosting international volunteers' experience. Typically, three (3) Ecuadorian meals are served a day by the host families. If you need to pack your food, that can be arranged. For vegetarian appetite, the host families also provide the option of vegetarian meal but please inform us well in advance.