Voluntaries

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AT FOUNDATION AM-EN:

 

We welcome your interest in joining our voluntary group at AM-EN center. We work with people with disabilities, providing riding therapy jointly with other alternative and conventional therapies.

 

 

Our center is located in Tumbaco, only 20 min from Quito (Ecuador´s capital) in a beautiful valley next to the river San Pedro. At our center we have nice and comfortable dormitories for our interns, a covered riding arena, a therapy house, office and cafeteria.

WORKING SCHEDULE:

 

 

From Monday through Friday we offer therapies to people with disabilities until noon. In the afternoon private riding lessons are offered to cover the maintenence costs of Foundation AM-EN.

 

 

INTERN´S RESPONSABILITIES:

 

Depending on the intern´s expirience and interests, the tasks to be fulfilled at Foundation AM-EN are the following:

 

-          Cleaning and caretaking of horses 

 

-          Cleaning of stables

 

-          Cleaning of atelaje

 

-          Training of horses (Depending on intern´s experience)

 

-          Caretaking of gardens

 

-          Watering of riding arena

 

-          Assistance during riding therapy (Walking next to horses, looking after patient o guiding the horse)

 

-          Assistance in the creation of micro enterprises with mothers of children with disabilities and marketing of goods

 

-          Assistance in office work

 

-          Assistance in fund raising (organization of events, public relations, etc.)

 

-          Assistance in the cafeteria

 

If you are interested in joining ur intern program, we need you to send your CV and application letter to: amen@fundacion-amen.org

If you wish to stay longer than 6 months, we will send you the necessary documents for you to start processing your intern visa. Up to 6 months it is possible to carry out your internship with your tourist vista.

For further information visit our homepage: www.fundacion-amen.org or contact us!

NEWS

23.04.2011

TESTIMONY

Although I enjoyed all aspects of working at the Fundacion Amen, the highlight was working with the children with special needs. I had the privilege of meeting several people whom had been participating in the program for some time, and they are living testament to the effectiveness of this progressive therapy treatment. I could see the pleasure and tranquility it brought it to each child involved, whether it was their first day or their third year . From the friendly volunteers to the knowledgeable full-time staff, I appreciated the positive and constructive atmosphere. My only regret at the Fundacion was that I was only able to work for six weeks, and I would love to return one day. Ben Volmer bvollmer90@gmail.com