Activities Counselor in lively shelter for young boys near Cochabamba/Bolivia
Beyond South America
This project is located in a village about 1,5 hours outside of Cochabamba. It’s a shelter for up to 60 boys that have been pulled from different, mostly (sexually) violent, environments. The project provides children aged 5 to 18 years with shelter, psychological support, homework guidance, spiritual support and a variety of activities. The organization wants to support the children and teenagers in processing trauma and provides a safe place for them where they can relax and learn new norms and values and develop perspectives beyond the cycle of violence. It’s a loud and hurly-burly place, with a lot of energy. A lively and lovely atmosphere. These boys, as sad as their histories are, are full of energy and a volunteer or intern working as Activities Counselor will be welcomed here with open arms. Coming up with activities such as soccer, painting, coloring, board games, other sports, dance activities and so on, would be perfect for this place.
Possible tasks: homework support, teaching English, offer all kinds of activities from sport to dance, games and arts, painting buildings and murals, starting a circus or theater project.
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.