Reforestation Assistant

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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.
Help needed for a reforestation-project in Cochabamba/Bolivia This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Cities in the Andes Regions of Bolivia are suffering from high concentrations of pollutants and the increasing demand and logging of
wood lead to massive deforestation around those cities. To face these problems and find a sustainable solution for inhabitants of the
cities and in rural regions, our partner launches reforestation-programs in the countryside around Cochabamba. Together with groups
of high school students or farming families and local communities, seedlings and trees are planted to restore the region’s green lungs,
with educational effects on the students and the countryside population. The idea is also to establish sustainable productive forest and
agroforest-areas to open up new economic perspectives for local families. In the last years they succeeded in planting 200 hectares

(2.000.000 square-meters) of new forest every year.

Possible tasks:
  • planting trees
  •  raising seedlings
  •  help supervising high-school classes during school projects of reforestation

Typical day

Today you have to skip Spanish classes, because your project planned a work trip to a village in the countryside of Cochabamba. You meet your team at 8:00 at the office and your colleagues already loaded the pick up truck with seedlings and young trees.

The farmer families already expect you at their village, because the whole event was promoted weeks before. You hand out seedling to the farmers to plant at their fincas but there is also an community area of the village, that is designated for reforestation. The local school has worked the las week to prepare the terrain and the whole event turned into a little fiesta. There is food and drinks and the school kids prepared information about reforestation. Everyone is helping and is digging and planting trees. You know you will get there again after a week to see if the plants are watered correctly. You show them in which distance the trees have to be planted. After Lunch everyone’s hands are dirty and you are invited to the school for the kids presentations about the importance of reforestation.

 

In the afternoon you head back to the city and you find that you don’t have much energy left editing the photos you took earlier. Especially because there is a concert at the Jazz Café you don’t want to miss out. After taking a shower at the volunteer house, you decide to grab Dinner in the street and have a Choripan from your favorite street vender.

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.
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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
outdoorsy person who is not afraid of getting their hands dirty and physical work, interest in environmental topics.
Not sure 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

This NGO needs help all year arround, but if you want to help out with reforestation normaly planting season is between October and January

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 550
8 weeks (max. stay)
$ 550
Average fees
$ 309 /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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Reforestation Assistant

Help needed for a reforestation-project in Cochabamba/Bolivia

$309/week

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