Support Child Aid

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High­lights

Experience the Bolivian way of life and learn about the local culture
Boost your CV with international work experience
Gain Spanish fluency by living in a local homestay
Visit amazing cultural and historic sites and explore breath taking landscapes
Make memories you will never forget during your stay abroad
In this volunteer project you will carry out a wide variety of tasks. You will take care of the children and support the teachers depending on the place that you choose. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

We place our volunteers in different social organizations who work with children in Sucre. Volunteers can work in nursery schools, a children‘s home, a daycare center, or in an after-school center. It's up to you to decide which of these volunteer organizations you wish to support while staying abroad in Bolivia!

Children in nursery schools are between 3 and 6 years old. The institutions’ aim is to educate the children in a safe and secure atmosphere, preparing them well for their future. Our partner nursery schools also aim to develop the children’s attitudes towards responsibility, autonomy, respect, creativity, and security. Some nursery schools have a special program to teach mental and physically disabled children.

Children in children‘s homes are 0 to 6 years old and either have no family or have been abandoned by their families for different reasons. Volunteers support the institutions’ aim to care for these children, giving them as much affection and attention as possible with the hope that they can find them loving adoptive parents.

Children in daycare centers are typically 1 to 6 years old, and there are about 30 children per center (numbers may vary!). Many children come to the daycare because their families work long or unusual hours. The daycare centers aim is to take care of the children, provide them with nutritious meals, and organize fun activities and games.

The after-school centers offer free educational support to children and adolescents from 6 to 15 years. On average, each center takes care of 60 to 100 children (number may vary!). They help children and teens with their homework and give them support and advice concerning problems they encounter in their everyday lives.

Typical day

During your volunteer program in Bolivia, you will either work in a nursery school, a children‘s home, a daycare center, or an after-school center in Sucre. In any of these volunteer organizations, you will carry out a wide variety of tasks. You will take care of the children and support the teachers and/or caretakers depending on the place that you choose. You will organize educational activities and games such as singing songs, dancing, drawing pictures, doing crafts, and teaching basics like colors and numbers.

If your Spanish language skills allow it, you can even teach them simple mathematics, chemistry, languages, geography, history, and science. In addition, it is also possible to teach the children how to play instruments and do sports in order to strengthen their self-confidence. 

The children who already go to school always require assistance with their homework, so you will be able to give them advice and guidance through any problems. Generally, you need to be creative, open-minded, and ready to help wherever your assistance is needed.

Please keep in mind that many of these children and their families (if they have a family) are very poor and live in harsh conditions with a very low standard of living. Please be modest, friendly, compassionate, and warm-hearted when volunteering in Bolivia.

Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, weather, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Free-time activities

Sucre is the constitutional and historical capital of Bolivia. Known as the White City because of the color of its colonial buildings. Sucre keeps much of the history of Bolivian independence. Sucre is a city of colonial towers, buildings and churches. It really conserves many colonial buildings and an interesting history. Visitors enjoy walking through its streets, visiting squares, local markets and museums.

In Sucre you will find plenty of restaurants and bars to socialize and to meet up with friends.

In the surroundings of Sucre you can find hiking trails for visitors and also rocks for climbers. You can visit mountains and waterfalls as well as indigenous communities and local markets. Also, the old mining town of Potosi is a must see! 

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
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 Spanish (basic level) or English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, volunteer questionnaire and Criminal Record check
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

What's Included

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

  14. Airport pick-up can be added at an extra cost.
Accommodation

During your volunteer program in Bolivia, you can live in a Bolivian homestay, giving you the opportunity to practice and improve your Spanish language skills while immersing yourself in the country's culture. Accommodation includes half board (breakfast and lunch) and a laundry service once a week. Your hosts will warmly welcome you, allowing you to experience the real Bolivian way of life!

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Accommodation includes half board.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport (SRE) in Sucre. 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

The volunteer project is available year round.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,235
5 weeks
$1,420
6 weeks
$1,605
7 weeks
$1,790
9 weeks
$2,160
11 weeks
$2,530
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,935
Average fees
$257 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Support Child Aid

In this volunteer project you will carry out a wide variety of tasks. You will take care of the children and support the teachers depending on the place that you choose.

$257/week

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