A volunteer position in the Bolivian jungle
Join a volunteer community in Bolivia – We welcome “generalist” volunteers and those who have other areas of expertise (art, murals, mosaics, engineers, teachers, carpenters, builders, and much more!) Volunteers are invited to help with the following tasks: gardening (planting, harvesting, weeding), general maintenance (repairs, painting, power washing), nature path maintenance (raking, clearing branches, repairing bridges), signage, landscaping, building with natural materials, carpentry, implementation of model systems (organic agriculture, water purification, renewable energy), painting, and creative artistic improvements (of existing structures, or using natural materials to create artwork). Preparation for arriving groups may include cleaning of cabins and bathrooms, meal preparation and serving meals, and dishwashing.
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
What’s the mission of your community?
We are in a Community Center, a 96-acre plot of tropical forest. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to public health in rural Bolivia. The centre offers service-learning opportunities for university students from abroad, and multiple day workshops for local village leaders, elected authorities, health care workers, and community health promoters. We are in the early stage of development, therefore our focus is on soliciting groups from abroad, constructing and maintaining the grounds and cabins with cleaning as needed. The outdoor classrooms connect the participants with the natural surroundings.
More about our goals…
We are focused on creating model systems for a variety of demonstrations including, water filtration, renewable energy, organic gardens, medicinal plant gardens, walking trails, dry composting latrines, and more. These models inform and inspire visitors to implement the model in their community, to improve the quality of health and disease prevention in their home and village, cultivating a culture of sharing and collaborating.
How many volunteers could you host?
More than two
When would you need volunteers?
At least 3 weeks
How many hours of help per day?
6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations
This Voluntouring experience is for volunteers who are looking for more than just a place to sleep, eat, and work. We focus on teamwork, positive energy, and exchanging/sharing experiences. This is a community for people who are seeking to connect with nature, themselves, and the other people sharing this space.
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Private Room
The centre provides lodging in rustic cabins, with homemade vegetarian meals.
Diet – nutrition information
We are vegetarians and we ask that you refrain from the consumption of meat at our facility.
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
No! we cannot help with Visa/invitation letters – similar requests will be ignored.
We welcome volunteers who appreciate nature, animals and are conscious of their impact on the environment. We value honesty, respect, and careful use of resources, creativity, and coordinated teamwork. The Buena Vista market provides fresh local fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products, bread, and dry goods. We shop twice a week at the market, to keep the kitchen stocked with the ingredients for you to prepare your own meals. The kitchen is fully equipped. Shared meals are encouraged.
Spanish and English
Our volunteer community/centre is located 9 km from the town of Buena Vista, down a dirt road. It is a fairly remote location with limited access to phone and internet. We arrange transportation to and from town for purchasing supplies. It is a humid, tropical environment with lots of insects and wild animals. We are located near the Amboro National Park, where you can hike along rivers and waterfalls, see tropical birds and wildlife, and camp. Buena Vista is a 25-minute drive away; it is a quaint, traditional town that offers a beautiful shade-filled plaza, restaurants (with wifi), bars, a local produce market, locally produced cacao, coffee, and citrus and frequent cultural events.
How to get to your site
There are motorcycle taxis ($3 USD one way) to and from the town of Buena Vista (9km, 25 minutes). We have a truck for coordinating trips into town and other communities nearby.
Is there internet access?
No, we don’t have WIFi. The phone and internet access is restricted (due to available signal, not by choice!). We built a 30-meter high antenna tower to get the phone/internet signal, which works in the reception/office area only. You can purchase a modem stick (Tigo or Entel) for $40 USD to use for your computer, or simply use phone cards for your smartphone.
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
Volunteer community Website 👉 http://www.ettaprojects.org/ctc/
email 📧👉 firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EttaProjects
Hostname: CTC Tekoati
Host Email: email@example.com
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