By offering physical education and all kinds of sports programs, this project prevents kids (6-16 years) from taking refuge in alcohol, drugs and crime, which are structural problems in the poorer neighborhoods in Quito. Even though frisbee, handball and athletics are played here, football - who would’ve guessed - is the number one sport and the kids love it. Here they learn the values of rules, discipline, team play and most importantly fairness and respect. The sports classes are far more than just recreational activities and can have a major social impact. For them this is a safe and encouraging environment and it can help them develop new perspectives away from their conflicted backgrounds. From participating in one of the sports programs it’s just a small step to get involved in one of the project’s other programs like English classes or the talent program that tries to involve families and aims to further individual talents. Motivated and motivating volunteers with a passion for sports are needed all year around. Training groups of kids, organizing sport events, keeping in touch with the kids and their parents and getting involved in the organization’s day to day work are just a few of the tasks volunteers could be put up to.
Possible tasks: leading football and other sports classes, organizing events, instructing and guiding physical education, get involved with the families and other parts of the project such as teaching and giving English lessons.
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
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
Las HiedrasQuito, Ecuador
July 16, 2020
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Dance / Aerobics
Must be at least 18
Duration: minimum of 1 month
Useful skills: passion for sports, experience in teaching or as a sports instructor, interest in working with kids, organizational talent, emphatic nature and motivating personality. Not sure if you have the right skills? Don’t worry – talk to us!