Carer for children with imprisoned parents

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

High­lights

Find out about the importance of "lunchtime" in Cochabamba.
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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.
Working in a daycare-center for children with imprisoned parents in Cochabamba/Bolivia This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

In Bolivia, for decades, children lived with their incarcerated parents in prison, clearly not a suitable environment for a child but rather
an environment full of violence, alcohol and drug abuse and other unhealthy backgrounds.


Due to a change in the law a few years ago, children are no longer allowed to live in prison, leaving them to stay in shelters or with

relatives. This organization takes care of these children during the day and offers them support in all kinds of areas. In this center they
receive three meals a day, homework support, psychological support and engage in other activities.


You can help this organization by giving homework support, assisting during football tournaments, shows or sport days and by

organizing smaller activities as an activity coach, such as game afternoons, dance workshops or puzzle games. Besides these

examples, you are also welcome to teach English.

Possible tasks:
  • homework support
  •  teaching English
  • sports and games
  • short term projects and workshops in dance, theater and arts
  •  creative activities.

Typical day

In the morning, after you had breakfast with you 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.

No children yet but you go to the kitchen to help prepare Lunch and before 12:00 the first kids drop in and play before you all have Lunch together.

After a short break - for the kids, not for you - they sit down and you will help them with their homework. Later you lead a small group that needs desperate help to catch up in English. You play simple conversation games and memory. As you promised you bought some paint and start to paint a mural with a selected group that the kids designed earlier that week. It's getting chaotic because every one wants to help and paint and you promise those who can't participate now, that you will show them videos from your home country later.

The afternoon passes quickly and at 5PM you take a Bus to the center, where you meet up with other volunteers to join the salsa classes you are taking for a couple of weeks now. After that you sit together in one of the many restaurants in the center drinking a glass of wine and wait to get home until the evening traffic is over.

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
passionate about recreational activities, background in teaching, creative with games and sports, activity
guidance, musical or theatrical talents. 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 09:00 - 17:00

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 at any time and bring you to your accomodation at the first day of your arrival.

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

Volunteers are needed all year arround.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 550
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 550
Average fees
$ 80 /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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Carer for children with imprisoned parents

Working in a daycare-center for children with imprisoned parents in Cochabamba/Bolivia

$80/week

Availability
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