Assistant in a center for children of sexworkers

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founded in 2013
Beyond South America
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Coordinator | Laurie
Coordinator | Laurie

High­lights

Experience the latino way of life and the vast cultural life of Cochabamba
Take Spanish classes and improve your Spanish
Make a diference in the life of children with difficult backgrounds
Live in the city of eternal spring. Seriously, the climate here is awesome.
Learn more about the lifelihood of the children and their families in this community
All-round volunteers needed in a daycare center for children of sexworkers This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+
This project is run by a warm and cordial group of locals, who experienced the alarming effects of prostitution in their neighborhood up close and decided to dedicate their work to children whose mothers work as sexworkers. The center acts as a kind of daycare for these kids. They live an uncertain and unstable life. Nights can be scary and interrupted due to their mother’s work. Their mums are likely to be addicted, in worse cases with a violent man at home. They experience all the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, such as low self-esteem, little attention and time, and so on. About 40 children between the ages of 6 and 16 are lovingly cared for here. They are provided with three meals a day, games and other activities, homework support and most importantly a safe space. You can support the organization by playing games, organize activities, homework supervision or English lessons. Young people who want to help with refurbishing the center, painting the rooms or redesigning the buildings are more than welcome here. Think of football, puzzles, cooking and laughing together.


Possible tasks:     

  • teaching English and homework support
  •  recreational activities, sports and games
  •  painting and decorating
  •  recycling-projects
  •  cooking and creative projects

Typical day

In the morning, after you had breakfast with your host family, you get in the trufi (the common public transport) to your project. As always, there is rush hour and traffic but you get to chitchat with the locals.

There are a few kids in the morning and you decide to draw some pictures with them that you want to send home to family and friends because you want to raise some donations for the project. After Lunch all the kids are excited because you go swimming. So hope on the projects bus. Of course everything runs late and it takes a while get leave. It is a hot day and you take a trip to the property to one of the projects friends. The kids enjoy to get out of the city. Many of them hardly get the chance to see something different from their "barrio". You bought some pool balls to play and it's like a circus going on tour.

In the late afternoon you get back and head home for dinner. It's your last day with your host family and you prepare dinner for all of them. At first, they are suspicious, because most Bolivians not tend to be very open to new food, but they like it and for good bye you made them a small photo album. Tomorrow, you will move to a volunteer house for your last two months and already got to know some other volunteers.

Free-time activities

In Cochabamba you can find hospitals and western doctors, supermarkets,  good mobile signal and a vast cultural life. There are National Parks nearby, sportstudios, museums, music-schools and yoga studios. Hiking-trails in the nearby mountains and trips to Villa Tunari and other Bolivian Hotspots.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
creative and energetic personality, sensitive to the children’s background, motivated and motivating, experience in teaching, sports enthusiast, interests in Dance/Circus/Theater. Not sure if you have the right skills? Don’t worry – talk to us!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

What's Included

Services by Beyond South America

We charge a one-time mediation fee

 

This includes:

  • search and mediation for a suitable project
  • preparation via Skype calls
  • search and mediation for accommodation (host family and/or volunteer house)
  • airport pick up and city tour
  • borrowed cellphone and SIM-card
  • donation to the project
  • support with visa
  • 24/7 contact to coordinator on site
  • emergency support and hospital transport
  • evaluation of the project

 

Additional costs for volunteers

 

  • flights
  • insurance
  • accommodation
  • food/meals and daily needs
  • Spanish classes (possible)

 

We will send you detailed information about the costs of living you can expect in Bolivia.

 

Please note, that all the profit of Beyond South America goes to the foundation "Casa de la Alegría" providing therapeutic workshops for children and adolescence in social projects in and around Cochabamba/Bolivia

 

Airport Pickup at J Wilsterman Airport

We will pick you up at Cochabamba Airport anytime and bring you to your accommodation on the day of your arrival.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) in Cochabamba. We assist you to find cheap flights to Bolivia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Bolivia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Bolivia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Bolivia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

They need volunteers all year arround but taking into account holiday and school season can change your schedule and how many kids there are. But we will inform you in advance about that.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 38 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 550
38 weeks (max. stay)
$ 550
Average fees
$ 76 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Beyond South America will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Beyond South America during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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  Americas South America Bolivia  Cochabamba, Las Hierdras 971

Assistant in a center for children of sexworkers

All-round volunteers needed in a daycare center for children of sexworkers

$76/week

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