Physiotherapists and Chiropractors for a small NGO

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founded in 2013
Beyond South America
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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
Live in the city of eternal spring. Seriously, the climate here is awesome.
Be surrounded by national parks and protected arreas.
Physiotherapists, Chropractors and people with background in healthcare and experience in working with people with disabilities for a vital NGO This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Persons with disabilities are hugely marginalized in Bolivia and the whole topic is a taboo in the public discourse. This organization
has its headquarters in the center of the city but the actual work they do is in the outskirts of Cochabamba and in the countryside
where they offer physiotherapy to children and adults. Most patients suffer from neurological problems such as brain paralysis or
physical paralysis (both complete and partial paralysis). They also offer legal advice and education on human rights and rights of
persons with disabilities. They have a well-organized and professional team with a lot of dedication to the work they are doing. You
can help this organization by giving physiotherapy, workshops or help raising awareness – depending on your Spanish skills. You will
be able to help different local communities by addressing the main themes to this project: empowerment, prevention and rehabilitation.
Also giving English lessons to staff and patients themselves is more than welcome here. A minimum period to get started here is 6
weeks.

Possible tasks:

  • Supporting the rehabilitation and independence of people with disabilities
  • workshops with an emphasis on early detection and prevention of disability, to health personnel and teachers of primary and secondary schools developing
  • workshops in the municipalities to provide technical support to the organization
  •  conducting evaluations of the staff and their work
  •  developing and providing educational material about human rights and the importance of the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities.

Typical day

Monday morning after breakfast, you will meet up with the staff and the week-trips are planed. There are therapists and a lawyer, administration and volunteers coming together. The work trips to the surrounding rural areas normally take up a whole day. The villages are hard to reach and it may take you 1-3 hours. Here the people normally await the team with their kids to receive therapy-sessions and get instructed on exercises they can do at home. They also receive support on rights for persons with disabilities and get workshops on community based initiatives to barrier free techniques. Later you will have to evaluate the visit for planing the next trip. Write a report and document your work to publish on social media.

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, music-schools and yoga studios. Hiking-trails in the nearby mountains and trips to Villa Tunari and other Bolivian Hotspots.
Swimming
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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
education and/or experience as physiotherapist, sports-therapist, professional background working with physically challenged people or in chiropractic’s. Don't know 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 - 17:00

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 Skype calls
  • search and mediation for accommodation (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
  • insurance
  • accommodation
  • 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 around Cochabamba/Bolivia

 

Airport Pickup at J Wilsterman Airport

We will pick you up at Cochabamba Airport anytime and bring you to your accommodation on the day of your arrival.

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. 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

They need volunteers all year around and espeicaly people with a professional background and a good spanish level are requeired.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
6 - 26 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
$ 550
26 weeks (max. stay)
$ 550
Average fees
$ 56 /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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  Americas South America Bolivia  Cochabamba, Las Hierdras 971

Physiotherapists and Chiropractors for a small NGO

Physiotherapists, Chropractors and people with background in healthcare and experience in working with people with disabilities for a vital NGO

$56/week

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