Volunteer Activities counsel or English teacher in a shelter for children of prostitutes in Cochabam

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Recruiting Organization: Beyond South America

Are you curious, adventurous and looking for a nice internship or meaningful volunteer position? Beyond South America - a small scale mediation agency in internships and volunteer positions - helps, connects and supports.

The project

In the southern part of Cochabamba there is a shelter for children and teenagers whose moms work in prostitution. The niños come to the center to eat three meals a day and are supported in making their home work and get psychological support. They organize all kinds of activities like soccer and board games, creative therapy and cooking classes. As a volunteer or intern you can work as an English teacher. Knowledge of English is mandatory, but you don’t need a teaching degree. Experience in teaching is preferred, but also not mandatory.

Another option is to work as an activities counselor. The organization wants to help and support the kids to process their traumas. By providing these services and activities they want the children and teenagers to have a place where they can relax and develop themselves.


Your profile

  • Good level of written and spoken English
  • Ability to work using own initiative
  • Motivated with a positive work ethic
  • Experience of or interest in living abroad
  • Passionate about development and education’s role herein


Who are we?

You have a burning desire and are curious to learn by actually doing something that makes sense? Have you ever faced yourself in a Latin American world beyond the regular (mind) map? Then it’s really time to partake action with Beyond South America (BSA). While sharing your talents and goodwill, you will be part of some sustainable, long-term social changes. We operate throughout South America and have the perfect project for you!


We’re a small company with big dreams, to make these dreams come true we’re always looking for ways to make volunteer work sustainable. We are an organization that works with students and volunteers. We offer different kinds of activities based on your very personal aims and preferences. BSA has many possibilities for you: internships, volunteer work, language courses and recreational activities/excursions. Just make a digital trip to our website for the bigger picture or to zoom into all the present ins and outs.


BSA exists in the service of Casa de la Alegría: a foundation that with its love and dedication supports children and youngsters who have dealt with (family) traumas like sexual, mental and/or physical abuse or addiction. Their mission is to empower vulnerable, precious children so they can finally discover their strengths and talents. In the end both as for the coming future, these children will be able to raise their voice and to embody the new generation which can make a true difference to a local, sustainable and loving everyday life. All profits made by BSA will go directly to Casa de la Algeria.

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Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia

(-17.41398,-66.16532)
 

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