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Volunteering all kind of help needed in a vital social-community 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 : This organization started in 2007 as a community center and grew into an entire little community itself with almost 100 families and 250 children living there. It helps poor families in the city by offering them a place to live and (further) support. Many of the families have one or multiple disabled children and have to deal with various problems as a result of alcohol and drug abuse. It’s a busy and hurly-burly place, with dedicated people and a lot of work to do.
There are many opportunities here to help such as assisting at the local primary school with for example homework, theater lessons or giving English classes. Also a lot of maintenance is needed, on the houses as well as the playing equipment in the area. Moreover, initiative to undertake activities with the children is greatly appreciated; think of playing football, games, cooking together or singing karaoke (a huge hobby of many here!). If you stay for a longer period of time, there is room to do something in the field of social emotional development.
Useful skills: all-rounders, experience and/or interest in working with kids, experience with handicapped persons, craftsmen/women, teaching experience, sport-enthusiasts, background as therapist, physiotherapist or any medical background. Not sure if you have the right skills? Don’t worry - talk to us!
Location: the project is located in the west of Cochabamba, within 10-15 min from the city-center in a typical lively, colourful and safe part of the town, good connection to public transport and with all the needed basics around you
Possible tasks: teaching English, helping with construction, free time activities, homework support, gardening, cooking, sports and arts, workshops for parents and their children, social support and many many more,
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
February 22, 2022