Community Development and Tourism Supporter

Non-profit
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founded in 2013
Beyond South America
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Coordinator | Laurie
Coordinator | Laurie
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High­lights

Work in rural communities
Share knowledge
Learn Spanish
Meet locals and co-volunteers
Visit new places
This NGO brings together farmers and indigenous organizations for community development and tourism, as an alternative way to increase and diversify economic resources. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
This NGO brings together farmers and indigenous organizations for community development and tourism, as an alternative way to increase and diversify economic resources. While those who make up the association have different cultural identities, they all want to preserve their natural and cultural heritage, improve their living conditions and offer their children a sustainable activity within their communities. They are looking to create meaningful and ethical commitment between foreigners and hopes, making it a project where you can make a difference and help grow the community. It is a meaningful project and it will help the community instantly. Sharing knowledge and skills to help build the community,  Invent games and other activities for the children. If this speaks to you, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Typical day

A volunteer can either work a whole or halve day, starting at 09:00 AM of 14:00 PM

It's most important that you have a passion for development work in rural communities and that you like to teach in a creative manner.
Possible tasks could be:
  • Teaching English or other relevant languages 
  • Prepare and give sessions on commerce, marketing and other
  • Add value by spreading 'your knowledge' in the local community
  • Support/organize educational and environmental awareness events

Free-time activities

In addition to volunteer and internship opportunities, there is a lot to see and do in Bolivia. If you are in for some action you can descend a zipline in the middle of the jungle, ride a bicycle down the steep Yungas road or sail a boat on Lake Titicaca. Are you looking for something more relaxing or
cultural? You can submerge yourself in one of the country's many hot springs, take a break in the turquoise lagoon, admire the constructions of the Pre-Colombian Tiwanaku Empire or the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world.
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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Community development
Creative
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Beyond South America

Our one-time mediation fee 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; 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
  • transport to your project (one-time)

NoteWe offer an upgrade package (comfort class) for volunteers that need more support. This package includes more contact time. We take you more often to your project/Spanish classes, we offer 'airport drop-off' and there is extra time to explore Cochabamba. Naturally, this upgrade comes with a small price increase

Which costs are not included? 

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • food/meals and daily needs
  • Spanish classes (possible)
  • We take you to your Spanish class (if taken classes)

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

Yes we provide airport pick up. If you chose the 'Comfort Class' package we also drop you off at the airport the day you leave. 

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 can start throughout the whole year 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$765
24 weeks (max. stay)
$765
Average fees
$143 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. 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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Community Development and Tourism Supporter

This NGO brings together farmers and indigenous organizations for community development and tourism, as an alternative way to increase and diversify economic resources.

$141/week

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