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Working in a daycare-center for children with imprisoned parents in Cochabamba/Bolivia

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Beyond South America

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In Bolivia, for decades, children lived with their incarcerated parents in prison, clearly not a suitable environment for a child but rather an environment full of violence, alcohol and drug abuse and other unhealthy backgrounds.

Due to a change in the law a few years ago, children are no longer allowed to live in prison, leaving them to stay in shelters or with relatives. This organization takes care of these children during the day and offers them support in all kinds of areas. In this center they receive three meals a day, homework support, psychological support and engage in other activities.

You can help this organization by giving homeworksupport , assisting during football tournaments, shows or sport days and by organizing smaller activities as an activitycoach , such as game afternoons, dance workshops or puzzle games. Besides these examples, you are also welcome to teachEnglish .

Possible tasks: homework support, teaching English, sports and games, short term projects and workshops in dance, theater and arts, creative activities

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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
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Calle Las HiedrasCochabamba, Cochabmaba Bolivia

(-17.41398,-66.16532)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Sports Coaching
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Dance

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Duration: minimum of 1 month
  • Useful skills: passionate about recreational activities, background in teaching, creative with games and sports, activity guidance, musical or theatrical talents. Not sure if you have the right skills? Don’t worry – talk to us!

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