Volunteers for Urban-Gardening and School-Garden-Project in Cochabamba/Bolivia
Beyond South America
Existing for over a decade, this organization is working in a variety of projects. At (primary) schools children and teachers learn about and get assistance with the construction and maintenance of vegetable gardens. Depending on the space and the availability of water, the schools sometimes have rather small gardens that serve primarily to practice and not so much to produce a lot of vegetables and sometimes they do not go beyond making a salad with the classes once. At the families’ homes, the square foot gardening method is used in garden tubs of 1.20 m x 1.20 m. The organization visits people's homes and supports them with gardening. The organization works in other related topics such as healthy food, composting, fruit trees and there is a huge variety of projects to get involved in, but expect to get your hands dirty. There is a great need for hard workers, volunteers and interns who can take initiative and responsibility and are willing to work independently after a while. Together with the project, you will possibly develop your own assignment and little project. Reasonable Spanish and a minimum stay of 2 months is required to start here.
Possible tasks: teach about gardening, start little garden-projects in schools or with families with support of the organization, assist and support teachers by setting up school gardens, educating on healthy nutrition, composting and sustainable use of water.
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.