This project is run by a warm and cordial group of locals, who experienced the alarming effects of prostitution in their neighborhood up close and decided to dedicate their work to children whose mothers work as sexworkers. The center acts as a kind of daycare for these kids. They live an uncertain and unstable life. Nights can be scary and interrupted due to their mother’s work. Their mums are likely to be addicted, in worse cases with a violent man at home. They experience all the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, such as low self-esteem, little attention and time, and so on. About 40 children between the ages of 6 and 16 are lovingly cared for here. They are provided with three meals a day, games and other activities, homework support and most importantly a safe space. You can support the organization by playing games, organize activities, homework supervision or English lessons. Young people who want to help with refurbishing the center, painting the rooms or redesigning the buildings are more than welcome here. Think of football, puzzles, cooking and laughing together.
Possible tasks: teaching English and homework support, recreational activities, sports and games, painting and decorating, recycling-projects, cooking and creative projects.
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.
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
Calle Las HiedrasCochabamba, CochabmabaBolivia
July 16, 2020
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 18
Duration: minimum of 1 month
Useful skills: creative and energetic personality, sensitive to the children’s background, motivated and motivating, experience in teaching, sports enthusiast, interests in Dance/Circus/Theater.