Circus-Arts with streetkids

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founded in 2013
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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
Experience the solidarity and community-vibe of international volunteering
Be surrounded by national parks and protected arreas.
Acrobats, Artists and Jugglers needed for a Circus-Arts-Project in Cochabamba/Bolivia This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

This buzzing and colorful project works with children in Cochabamba, offering them Circus Arts classes. For the last 10 years, the
project grew and it is now involved in many aspects of social work and education. But the circus-project is still the heart of the
organization and during the classes the kids, often from problematic and violent backgrounds, learn different types of performing arts,
including juggling, unicycle riding, diabolo, poi, aerial acrobatics, trapeze, hand to hand acrobatics, dance, clowning, etc. The key aim
of Circus Arts classes is to teach the kids skills that will increase their coordination and concentration as well as develop self-esteem
and self-determination, which is fundamental to develop new perspectives. The national and international volunteers are the thriving
motor of this project and working here is truly working in a circus-like environment. Besides the circus-classes, they also need people
working in marketing, social media and nutrition.

Possible tasks:

  • organizing acts
  •  teaching new skills
  •  creating shows
  •  design/direct skits with social themes
  •  make costumes

Typical day

You might take Spanish classes from 8:30 - 12:30. You have to take a trufi - you will learn about that - to get to the school. After lunch you will take a ride to one of the projects education centers and meet up with your colleagues.

In the afternoon you the kids come in and you keep on working with two of them on that one trick with the pois you started yesterday while a colleague is teaching a group of new kids how to balance on a rope. Later you all sit together and support the children with their homework while someone is preparing some snacks and drinks for the group.


If you want and there is still some energy left, you work the photos you took earlier to post something about your work on the projects Facebook page or you write an E-mail to your acrobat friends in your home country to ask for donations.

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 and 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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
circus related skills including theater, clowning, juggling and acrobatic skills, experience in teaching and working with kids, sewing and painting, enthusiastic and flexible personality. 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 - 17:30

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 the airport anytime and bring you to your accommodation on the day you arrive.

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

Volunteers are needed all year arround and there a many international and national volunteers working in thsi project.

Please note the minimum duration of 2-3 months - depending on your Spanish- and skill-level. People with long circus experience and a good Spanish could stay a shorter period of time.
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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Circus-Arts with streetkids

Acrobats, Artists and Jugglers needed for a Circus-Arts-Project in Cochabamba/Bolivia

$40/week

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