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.




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.





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!




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