Sustainable Bolivia

Marketing and Social Media Assistant

Riberalta, Bolivia show on map

Non-profit | Sustainable Bolivia

Sustainable Bolivia is currently looking for a marketing & social media volunteer to help out in promoting its activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Sustainable Bolivia (SB) is a 501(c)3 non-profit with projects in the Bolivian Tropics focused on regenerative agriculture, education, youth development, the arts, sustainable tourism & global health. SB also assists grass-roots organizations in and around Riberalta through the provision of human and financial resources, scholarships and grant funding. Sustainable Bolivia is currently looking for a marketing & social media volunteer.

The volunteer will help in the growth of the organization. Indeed, even if Sustainable Bolivia has been existing and functionning since 2007, 2018 was an important step for the NGO. It relocated to another city, in the middle of the Bolivian Amazon, which allowed the organization to have its own projects around a new natural reserve, the Aquicuana Reserve.

The NGO being in a new city has to rebuild again its network and partnerships (local/international) as well as develop new types of activities. We believe the role of a marketing and social media volunteer in this is crucial and can support the NGO's growth and development.



Typical day

  • Responsibilities (may include):

    • Drafting social media posts
    • Editing website content
    • Managing blog
    • Ad hoc filmmaking, photography and graphic design projects
    • Identifying websites for promotion
    • Utilizing online analytical platforms such as Google Analytics
    • Manage projects as assigned by Sustainable Bolivia staff
    • Coordinating with a variety of local grass-roots organizations.
  • The volunteer will work directly with the National Director

Details on Arrival

  • All year round
  • Airport Pick up
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • House visit and City Tour

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
Shopping/Souvenirs
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 (fluently) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
Marketing, Communication, International Cooperation at Bachelor Degree level
Required Documents
CV and passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Fluency in English. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Strong communication and writing skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Suite
Good problem-solving skills, organization and attention to detail
Interest in working in an international environment, with an international team
Minimum commitment of 1 month
Positive attitude to learn new skills and latest marketing tools/technology
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

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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.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Sustainable Bolivia

All include: 

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • General Support
  • A person available 24h/7d in case of emergency
  • Accomodation
  • Wi-fi
  • Drinkable water

Airport Pickup at Gen Buech Airport

Riberalta Airport

Accommodation

  • 250$ for a shared room in the volunteer house (depending on availability)
  • 350$ for a private room in the volunteer house (depending on availability)
  • 450$ for a private room in a host family (incl. meals)

Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
  • Bottled water available
  • If you live in a host family, you get 3 meals per day (vegetarian option possible)
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)
$ 350
5 weeks
$ 438
5 weeks
$ 438
6 weeks
$ 525
6 weeks
$ 525
7 weeks
$ 613
7 weeks
$ 613
11 weeks
$ 963
11 weeks
$ 963
19 weeks
$ 1,663
19 weeks
$ 1,663
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,375
Average fees
$ 88 /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, Av. Chuquisaca 1624

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