South America Inside

Health Care Supporter

Sucre, Bolivia show on map
Assist therapists, work with the nurses, help the doctors, give support and advice, care for children and patients This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
50+

The project

This center is for disabled children and teenagers, it is a non-profit organization which helps children and their familes. Most of the children that come to this center are from Sucre. The main aims for the workers here are to take care of the children and be compassionate and understanding with creating a warm fun environment at the center.

The center has different departments: A boarding school, the units of occupational therapy and patients mobility, a daycare area and an inclusive school project. Volunteers are welcome and needed to help in all areas.

If you are interested in medicine then the psychiatric clinic is an excellent opportunity for you. Doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and also other medical students are in charge of over 300 patients.

The institutions are placed around Sucre, which is elevated 2,750 meters above sea level, it is Bolivias capital and famous for its cultural richness and beauty.

Typical day

Your work

This center has different areas such as:

  1. The boarding school where on a typical day you will: Improve the self-esteem of children, create and play games, go on walks with the children, feed them and teach them arts.
  2. In the occupational therapy department volunteers will help with: patients mobility, basic activities, bath, dress and transport the patients. 
  3. In the day care center you will be mainly assisting the workers while also feeding and playing wih the children. 
  4. The inclusive school project needs volunteers with psychological or educational knowledge to help in the classrooms.

All of the children at these centers come from complicated backgrounds some without any parents. Because of their disabilities, these children are not accepted in orphanages because they have to be cared for in special institutions.

In any of these sectors you will assist in organizing activities and games such as singing songs, dancing, drawing pictures, and doing crafts. The most important thing is to make patients smile by creating a loving atmosphere.

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are a wide range of activities to choose from, a lot of volunteers travel the city and the surrounding areas taking in its rich culture. There are a lot of hiking trails for visitors and also rock faces for climbers, there are many bars which you can socialize in with friends.

Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
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 Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
South America Inside (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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by South America Inside

  1. Single room, Homestay
  2. Half-board (breakfast, dinner)

  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Advice on local travels
  8. Orientation session upon arrival
  9. Orientation kit
  10. Country handbook
  11. Local support
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number
  13. Certificate of Participation

Airport pick-up can be added at an extra cost of 30 USD.

Accommodation

Every effort is made to ensure that your stay abroad in Sucre is as pleasant as possible. Therefore accommodations are carefully chosen and regularly assessed. During your volunteer program in Bolivia, you will live with a Bolivian host family who gives you the opportunity to practice and improve your Spanish language skills and to immerse yourself in the country's culture. Accommodation includes half-board (breakfast and lunch), as well as laundry service once a week.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Half-board is provided (breakfast, dinner)

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Viru Viru International Airport (VVI) in Santa Cruz. 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)
$ 1,215
5 weeks
$ 1,400
6 weeks
$ 1,585
7 weeks
$ 1,770
8 weeks
$ 1,955
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,915
Average fees
$ 254 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Sucre/Bolivia between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Bolivia  Sucre, Sucre, Chuquisaca Province, Bolivia

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