This project is dedicated to the education and safety of children, working the streets of Quito. The majority of children belong to indigenous families who have migrated to big cities such as Quito and it’s normal for these families, that their kids go out and earn part of the families living. Therefor they start to work on the streets of Quito as sellers located in different parts of the city, mainly in the south of Quito in plazas, and markets. If they are lucky, they work part time and the rest of time they go to the school. This project offers a daycare-center for kids between 6-16 and runs a shelter for youth living on the street. It’s a welcoming and safe place for these working kids. They get free meals, homework-support and most important room for activities and games, so they actually can have moments of childhood away from the dangers of the street. They also try to work with the families and help teenagers start an eventual career in a more stable environment, organizing workshops in carpentry, sewing and baking. A volunteer could take over various tasks: these kids need inspiration and cheerful people to organize activities, workshops and small projects. People to help with their homework and give English- and computer-lessons, start recycling art or teach them valuable skills.
Possible tasks: homework-support, activities counselor, organizing games and sports, give workshops in recycling arts or start a theater project, give computer lessons, teach English or other useful skills, help out with the administration
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.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
Las HiedrasQuito, Ecuador
July 16, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 18
Duration: minimum 1-2 months
Useful skills: experience/interest in working with kids, creative and cheerfull mind, experience with recycling arts, background in teaching, theater/music/circus skills. Not sure if you have the right skills? Don’t worry – talk to us!