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Artsy Hands-On Volunteers and Activities Counselor for a Children's Home in Cochabamba/Bolivia

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Beyond South America

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This home for children is located near the foot of the famous statue of Jesus de la Concordia near the center of Cochabamba. In this community, on a huge, dusty, cactus-spiked piece of land up to 50 children and adolescents are living together with their 'tias' ("aunts"), their replacement mothers. Working with these children, the majority of whom suffer from attachment problems, is not easy. The children have been rescued by the state from their home or from the street.

It’s a huge area with many options to get artsy, do construction and gardening. The areas for therapy, the public rooms and the outside area need many helping hands. Repair work, refurbishing furniture, paintjobs etc. There is the option to support existing sports activities with the kids. But if you are coming to set up activities and sports with these children, you should stay for more than a few weeks.

Possible tasks: painting, renovation and repair work, construction and creative makeovers, recycling arts and decorations, urban gardening and recreational activities in sports, dance and theater.

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About Beyond South America

Location:

Calle Las Hiedras, Cochabamba, Cochabamba 0000, BO

Mission Statement

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi - It may sound naïve, but we actually believe that volunteering can change the world for the better. Acts of solidarity, global learning and intercultural exchange break down borders that exist between cultures and in your own mind. Anyone who has ever worked in another country, who has given his time and energy to a good cause, knows that this can be an unforgettable experience, even a life changing moment. Your own impressions and the ones you leave in others, the learning experiences on both sides, bring the world closer together.

Description

Beyond South America is a small nonprofit agency in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It all started in 2012 with a few volunteer positions at "Casa de la Alegria", a foundation that provides therapeutic workshops to youth- and childcare projects in and around Cochabamba.

We are still a small, familiar organization but have grown over the years and by now have partnerships in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Guatemala. We are looking for enthusiastic, open-minded and skilled volunteers for a wide variety of positions in our handpicked projects.

The staff of Beyond South America have all lived their own lives of voluntary work all around the world, so we understand the needs of volunteers, their concerns and wishes. We also care about our collaborating organizations, we offer only sustainable projects, that guarantee safety and on site support for our volunteers.

We try to combine the needs of projects and volunteers with our work and work towards finding the right project for volunteers and the right volunteer for the projects. Therefore, we want to get to know you, learn more about your background, your abilities, desires and fears, in order to propose suitable projects to you.

Check out our vacancies and please note, that ALL the profit of Beyond South America still goes to the Foundation "Casa de la Alegría" supporting and sustaining their work. So volunteering with Beyond South America means, you contribute directly to a good cause, bettering the lives of children in Bolivia.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Calle Las HiedrasCochabamba, Cochabmaba Bolivia

(-17.41398,-66.16532)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Music Arts
  • Dance
  • Child Development
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Useful skills: creative mind, passion for physical work and getting your hands dirty, background or interest in construction or craftsman/womanship, mind for creative solutions, experience in working with kids, sport enthusiast. Not sure if you have

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