Assistant in a support-center for victims of abuse

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Coordinator | Laurie
Coordinator | Laurie

High­lights

Find out about the importance of "lunchtime" in Cochabamba.
Visit the highest statue of Jesus Christ in the world (bigger than in Rio de Janeiro).
Learn and improve your Spanish while taking classes
Live in the city of eternal spring. Seriously, the climate here is awesome.
Be surrounded by national parks and protected arreas.
Volunteers needed to help out in a NGO supporting victims of abuse in Cochabamba/Bolivia This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The project helps victims of abuse in their recovery and has its headquarters in the city center. Here they work on different issues with
children and adolescents up to 18 years old. On the one hand, they offer free legal support in the process to get perpetrators
sentenced and imprisoned. On the other hand, they focus on the victims in need of support both during and after the trial. This support
is given in the form of creative dance therapy, drawing workshops, information processing and psychological support. They
also organize campaigns and political events to give a voice to those unheard.
This great project can use your help with therapy (take into account that Spanish can be a bit of an obstacle if you want to transfer
your knowledge and experience) and with activity guidance and English lessons. There is a lot going on in this vital organization,
with many possibilities to help. If you have a professional background in creative therapy or counseling consider a minimum stay of
three months. If you want to help out with daily activities for the kids in and around the center, then a minimum stay of two months is

also possible.

Possible tasks:
  • recreational activities with the kids such as sports, arts and teaching English
  •  support the local staff in counseling and with therapeutic topics
  •  creative therapy, helping out with campaigns
  •  short term projects like dance-workshops, theater or music-classes

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.

First task of the week is to write a protocol of the weekly team meeting where the team plans the coming week. Someone has to edit and upload photos for the Facebook page and you are assigned to do it. Later you write invitations for a public event the project is planing a month from now.

In the afternoon you accompany your boss to a town hall meeting about getting permission and support for the mayor for a demonstration you are planing on the cities' birthday. After that you meet up with a teacher and join her giving a workshop in a school the project is cooperating with.

You have dinner with her and discuss her methods of teaching but the report you have to write about your observations has to wait, because a volunteer of the house you are living in, has a Whine and Cheese Party, and you don't want to miss out on that.

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.
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
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
experience in working with kids, sensitive to the project’s issue, enthusiastic about sports- and other activities, creative background in music/theater/arts, counseling and creative therapy, teaching and guidance. 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 Friday from 08:30 - 18:30

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 skypcalls
  • search and mediation for accomodation (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
  • insurrance
  • accomodation
  • 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 arround Cochabamba/Bolivia

 

Airport Pickup at J Wilsterman Airport

We will pick you up from Cochabamba airport any time and get you to your accommodation the day you arrive.

Internet Access
Good 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

Voluntees are needed all year arround. Take into acocunt that the tasks you will be assigend for, are depending on you Spanish level and background.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
8 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
8 weeks (min. stay)
$ 550
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 550
Average fees
$ 40 /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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Assistant in a support-center for victims of abuse

Volunteers needed to help out in a NGO supporting victims of abuse in Cochabamba/Bolivia

$40/week

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