The Fundacion Bolivia Digna (NGO) is looking for volunteers.
Attention: this is a non-profit NGO and it charges a fee for participation
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.
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.
Information about the organization.
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
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 perfect weather of 25 degrees almost all year long. Located at the centre of the country, it is also easy to go almost everywhere in Bolivia.
Information about volunteering activities?
Volunteers will work with children every day, minimum of 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 a minimum of 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?
- Orientation upon arrival,
- help beforehand,
- access to Spanish classes with reduced costs
What type of accommodation?
Extra activities during free time?
Volunteers can visit the city or the country.
Weekly fee: 97.5 dollars for a shared room and 112,5 dollars for a private room in the volunteers’ house or in a host family
+ administration fee to pay at once that depends on the length of stay.
Which language will be spoken? English, Spanish
Is there internet access? Yes
For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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