Fundacion Bolivia Digna (NGO) is looking for volunteers

The Fundacion Bolivia Digna (NGO) is looking for volunteers.

Food and accommodation provided.

Attention: this organization charges a fee!

INFO

Bolivia Digna is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2006. Its objective is to promote and defend the rights of infants, children, adolescents, senior citizens and other vulnerable social groups living in exclusion and poverty.

Since 2007, we have been developing programs aimed at social development, the prevention of violence, the protection and defense of children who are victims of violence, education in Human Rights and Responsibilities, responsible leadership, and promotion of Christian values.

We run several projects, listed on our website. Each of these projects, while assisting the target group, also has the aim of promoting and instilling a culture of volunteering in Bolivia.

OUR VISION

All people, and especially infants and children, should have adequate living conditions (spiritual, material, health and social) and should have the opportunity to fully exercise their rights.

OUR MISSION

Through educational programs and social assistance programs, we promote better living conditions and create more opportunities for advancement for people, particularly young people, living in poor or marginal conditions.

Additional info 

Information about the organization / ecovillage / association. What is its mission?

Bolivia Digna is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Cochabamba, Bolivia and founded in 2006. Its objective is to promote and defend the rights of infants, children, adolescents, senior citizens and other vulnerable social groups living in exclusion and poverty. Through educational and social assistance programs, we promote better living conditions and create more opportunities for advancement for people, particularly young people, living in poor or marginal conditions. To augment the existing system, we provide integrated educational assistance to pre-school children and children of school age and run other projects that benefit their families, their community and the environment in which they live.

Information about the place (environment, curiosity, geography, folklore). How to get there?

We work in communities on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cochabamba is a rapidly growing city and the new immigrants to the city tend to establish, either legally or illegally, communities on the edge of the city. The “favela” style homes in this new neighbourhood lack basic facilities such as water and electricity. Over time, some of the infrastructure issues improve as the communities become more established and the state-run systems begin to operate, but social problems often remain. The people living there are usually from very poor backgrounds and have come seeking work. Many of the adults are illiterate and work long hours for low wages.
Cochabamba is a city where it is easy to live for volunteers. The third biggest city in the country and a growing economy, it is well developed for the country with access to all amenities, cultural activities, restaurants of all kinds. The city as its called of 'gardens' or the city of 'eternal spring' has a perfect weather of 25 degrees almost all year long. Located at the center of the country, it is also easy to go almost everywhere in Bolivia.

Information about the volunteering activities (what kind of activities will the volunteers do)?

Volunteers will work with children every day, minimum two hours per day five times a week. They can work more if willing, and they can decide if they prefer to work with older or smaller kids, also show initiatives as to what type of activities they would like to be involved with and develop (sports, English teaching, science experiments, etc.). Volunteers are more than welcome to help us administratively: communications, marketing, grant writer, communal living, are some profiles that we are looking for.

    How many volunteers needed?

On average we need minimum 6 volunteers to be able to work every day with the children alongside our educators.

    How many hours are the volunteers expected to help?

Min 2h per day five times a week (+1h of transport). 

    How many days of help per week?

From Monday to Friday

    Are accommodation and food included?

Accommodation all along and breakfast + lunch from Monday to Friday

    What are the volunteers' benefits? (example: certification, cultural exchange, free tours, pocket money, courses, workshop etc..)

Certification, Orientation upon arrival, help beforehand, access to Spanish classes with reduced costs

    What type of accommodation? (home, apartment, tent, tipi, hotel, hostel, dormitory, treehouse, castle etc. etc.)

Home

    Extra activities during the free time?

Volunteers can visit the city or the country.

    What are the volunteers costs? (Do you charges a daily or weekly fee?)

Weekly fee: 97.5 for a shared room and 112,5 for a private room in the volunteers' house or in a host family

    Which language will be spoken? English, Spanish

    Is there internet access? Yes

Contact details

info@boliviadigna.org
http://boliviadigna.org

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