Volunteer for a local women-artists collective in Cochabamba/Bolivia
Beyond South America
A group of female artists who sell recycled and natural handmade products such as clothing, bags, jewelry, cosmetics and foods, form this young and innovative project. Everyone has their unique talent and craftswomanship. They build this collective to help each other, work in solidarity and sell their products in a small shop that quickly became a center of cultural exchange. Sustainability, care for the environment and restoring a sense of community are core values to them and their work. They organize trade fairs to reach more people in the community and their way of life/work reflects their wish to grow, to learn, to stimulate, to realize "artistic emancipation" and promote fair trade. There are various ways to support this endeavor. They can use help with marketing, advertising, management of social networks, communication of their values, the acquisition of new customers and the business organization. Only Spanish is spoken in this project and your involvement depends highly on your own motivation and proactive attitude. The women are cordial and make you feel welcome, but they all have different work to make ends meet and therefore no time to guide you on a daily basis.
Possible tasks: photograph the products, help with the online-shop and marketing, help out with books and administration, PR and social media, give workshops within your expertise of craft - depending on your Spanish skills. Experience this one of a kind creative enterprise.
About Beyond South America
Calle Las Hiedras, Cochabamba, Cochabamba 0000, BO
"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.
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.