Sustainable Bolivia

Grant writer for sustainability projects

Riberalta, Bolivia show on map

Non-profit | Sustainable Bolivia

We need experienced grant researchers & writers to write proposals for unrestricted administrative funding, funding for development and sustainability programs. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Sustainable Bolivia is a nonprofit organization that facilitates volunteer and internship placements with local institutions located in Riberalta, Bolivia. Beyond connecting volunteers with local organizations where they can put theory and experience into practice, Sustainable Bolivia takes care to provide a community environment to all program participants through their volunteer housing network and events. The following position is aimed at individuals interested in the development and sustainability sectors and supporting them in Riberalta and around.

We need experienced grant researchers and writers to write proposals for unrestricted administrative funding, funding for development and sustainability programs, business  development and operations. The position includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications. The grant writer/s will work directly with Sustainable Bolivia.


Typical day

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct prospect research on foundations and corporations for potential grant requests of support
  • Manage and develop a grant database
  • Develop and prepare proposals and grant applications according to guidelines; comply with all follow-up grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Research and develop proposals to foundations, corporations and other major gift prospects, including grant requests, proposal letters, budgets and presentations with the purpose of raising philanthropic support
  • Other duties as assigned
The volunteer will refer to the National Director as for the follow-up of the work and task assignement. The volunteer will have the possibility to discuss with a local experienced biologist upon his/her work and receive advice but can't expect any tutoring from him.

Details on Arrival

  • Airport pick up
  • Orientation upon arrival

Free-time activities

In their free time, volunteers can enjoy a lot of activities around Riberalta such as enjoying the nature of the Amazon (tours, trekking) and the animals, enjoying the rivers (boat tours) or the swimming pools close-by. It is also very easy to go to Brazil where you there is a lot of amenities for shopping.


If volunteers want to travel, there is a lot to see in Bolivia itself (easily accessible by plane) such as the salt flats, the Titicaca Lake, the cities of La Paz, Sucre and Tarija (this last one for the wines), the mines of Potosi and of course its incredible nature and the parks around Santa Cruz (Amboro) or Samaipata, and around Villa Tunari.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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 (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
CV and passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Highly organized and able to manage administrative systems
Proactive, motivated and able to self-direct
Flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to learn in a new cultural environment
Strong Microsoft office and general computer skills
Highly developed written and oral communication skills
Some experience working in development, the nonprofit sector, fundraising or communication an advantage
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Sustainable Bolivia (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Sustainable Bolivia
    All Prices Include:
    • Pre-arrival support
    • Accommodation
    • Volunteer or internship placement
    • Internet access
    • Orientation
    • Pick-up from Riberalta airport
    • Grant funding through mini-grant program
    • Cleaning services
    • Drinkable water
    • Access to Plant Medicine Retreat Pisatahua
    • Sponsored cultural events (workshops, shared dinners, yoga classes, documentary screenings, etc.)
    • 24-hour staff support
    • A contribution to our scholarship program
    • 3 meals a day (only for Family Home Stay option)
Airport Pickup at Gen Buech Airport

Riberalta Airport

Accommodation
  • 250$ per month for a shared room in the volunteer house (depending on availability)
  • 350$ per month for a private room in the volunteer house (depending on availability)
  • 450$ per month for a private room in a host family (depending on availability)
Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
  • Bottled water available 
  • If you live in a family, you get 3 meals per day (vegetarian option available)
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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Gen Buech Airport (RIB) in Riberalta. 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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 250
5 weeks
$ 313
6 weeks
$ 375
7 weeks
$ 438
11 weeks
$ 688
19 weeks
$ 1,188
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,125
Average fees
$ 63 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Riberalta/Bolivia between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Sustainable Bolivia will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Bolivia.
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 Sustainable Bolivia during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Bolivia  Riberalta, Avenida Chuquisaca 1624

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