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Studying healthcare and looking around for an internship at a professional healthcare facility? Would you like to make your specific knowledge count where it is needed most? As a volunteer or intern at Fundación Hermano Miguel, you can work in different roles with professionals helping you on the way.

Fundación Hermano Miguel

Fundación Hermano Miguel is a non-profit organization that has been serving medical care to the community since 1984, also helping people with a physical or functional limitation. The foundation foresees in the distribution of therapeutic and medical services and implementation of technological innovations, like orthotic, prostheses and mobility aids. To ensure full service, a multidisciplinary team of specialists was set up. Volunteers and interns are of indispensable value to them.

A unique feature of the organization is their special program for people that normally would not have the resources to gain access to good healthcare. A group of sponsors and donators and creative solutions make it possible for these people to be a part of Fundación Hermano Miguel.

Be aware that you can only get involved in this project when you have a background and experience in health care disciplines. To become a volunteer or intern for this project, a minimum stay of two months in Quito is required!

How can you help?





Within this health care project you have several options, depending on how good your level of Spanish is, the length of your stay, the courses you follow and also your work experience. There is a diversity of healthcare disciplines you can get involved in. We name them here:

  • Physical therapy
  • Neuro rehabilitation
  • Ergo therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Traumatology
  • Orthotic and prostheses
  • Audiology
  • Dentistry
  • ENT
  • Urology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychology and child psychology
  • Clinical laboratory

It is important to take spanish lessons to be able to participate and communicate with local people. In our office in Quito we have experienced teachers. During the lessons besides Spanish you will learn about culture and get enough experience. This is ideal because you will also have the opportunity to participate in all our projects in Quito: English school, swimming school, soccer school and other interesting activities.

The prices of a Spanish course in your country of origin normally vary between 20 and 30 euros per hour. Local Dreamers offers its volunteers and interns excellent Spanish classes for the price of only € 11 per lesson. Every volunteer and intern are very excited about our Spanish lessons.

  • Spanish Basic:  €264,-24 lessons
  • Spanish Intensive: €440,- 40 lessons
  • Spanish Specialist: €660,- 60 lessons

Check our Spanish course page for more information.

The main office of Local Dreamers is in Quito the capital of Ecuador. There is also the meeting point to direct our volunteers and interns to the different projects. Our facilities have everything you need to prepare your lessons. We have a pleasant working environment with computers, internet and printers. In the cafeteria you can prepare a good cup of tea, coffee and a snack. Outside our office, just one step away, you will have access to all the facilities you need, for example, a large supermarket, restaurants (with a full menu for less than three euros) stationery stores, bakeries and even hairdressers, etc.

Upon your arrival at the airport, José Luis (our driver) will be waiting to take you to our office, where one of our guides will be waiting to take you to your lodging and will also teach you everything you need while you get used to the projects and how to get around in Ecuador.

First 4 weeks: €790,-

From the 5th week: €150,- p.w


  • Preparation and guidance
  • Management of your accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized guide, orientation and preparation with our team in Ecuador.
  • Access to all computer equipment, printers, paper, internet, and other materials necessary for planning.
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner included if you stay with a host family
  • Feel free to prepare your own food and have full access to a clothes washer and dryer if you stay in our volunteer house.

By choosing one of our projects in the city of Quito you have the opportunity to participate in all the other projects in Quito at no additional cost

As a serious and responsible organization we ask for the following requirements to participate in our projects:

• Fill out registration form

• Sign general terms and conditions

• Sign code of conduct

• Have travel insurance

• Vaccines

• Criminal background check

• Copy of passport

Important: to reserve it is necessary to pay a registration fee


Sign up for our health care project!

If you are interested in the healthcare project, and you want more information, please contact us via the ‘join us button’. Be aware that we don’t have any full-time projects. We always compose a project plan in collaboration with the volunteer, and try to match the qualities of our volunteers with the right activities. Volunteers do best what they have been educated in.
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