Volunteer in a support-center for victims of abuse in Cochabamba/Bolivia
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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.
About the project : The project helps victims of abuse in their recovery and has its headquarters in the city center. Here they work on different issues with children and adolescents up to 18 years old. On the one hand, they offer free legal support in the process to get perpetrators sentenced and imprisoned. On the other hand, they focus on the victims in need of support both during and after their trial. This support is given in the form of creative dance therapy, drawing workshops, information processing and psychological support. They also organize campaigns and political events to give a voice to the unheard ones.
This great project can use your help with therapy, psychological support (take into account that Spanish can stand in the way if you want to transfer your knowledge and experience) and with activity guidance and English lessons. There is a lot going on in this vital organization, with many possibilities to help. If you have a professional background in creative therapy, psychology or counseling consider a minimum stay of three month. If you want to help out with daily activities for the kids in and around the center, then a minimum stay of two weeks is also possible.
Duration: minimum 2 weeks (in activity guidance) minimum 3 months (as therapeutic professional)
Useful skills: experience in working with kids, sensitive to the project’s issue, enthusiastic about sports- and other activities, creative background in music/theater/arts, counseling, psychology and creative therapy, teaching and guidance. Not sure if you have the right skills? Don’t worry - talk to us!
Location: the office is right in the center of Cochabamba, a safe and vital "barrio" with good public transportation and many opportunities to shop and eat
Possible tasks: recreational activities with the kids such as sports, arts and teaching English, support the local staff in counseling and with therapeutic topics, creative therapy, helping out with campaigns, short term projects like dance-workshops, theater or music-classes
Who is Beyond South America?
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.
Language/Cultral Support Available
Fee Amount: None
This opportunity is recurring
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Cochabamba, Departamento Cochabamba Bolivia
January 14, 2022