Supporter in a women artists collective

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founded in 2013
Beyond South America
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Coordinator | Laurie
Coordinator | Laurie

High­lights

Have unique personal experience of growth and give something back to others
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.
Volunteer for a variety of tasks at a local women-artists collective This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+
Wheel Chairs
A group of female artists who sell recycled and natural handmade products such as clothing, bags, jewelry, cosmetics and foods, form this young and innovative project. Everyone has their unique talent and craftswomanship. They build this collective to help each other, work in solidarity and sell their products in a small shop that quickly became a center of cultural exchange. Sustainability, care for the environment and restoring a sense of community are core values to them and their work. They organize trade fairs to reach more people in the community and their way of life/work reflects their wish to grow, to learn, to stimulate, to realize "artistic emancipation" and promote fair trade. There are various ways to support this endeavor. They can use help with marketing, advertising, management of social networks, communication of their values, the acquisition of new customers and the business organization. Only Spanish is spoken in this project and your involvement depends highly on your own motivation and proactive attitude. The women are cordial and make you feel welcome, but they all have different work to make ends meet and therefore no time to guide you on a daily basis.

 Possible tasks:     

  • photograph the products
  •  help with the online-shop and marketing
  •  help out with books and administration
  •  PR and social media
  •  give workshops within your expertise of craft – depending on your Spanish skills
  •  Experience this one of a kind creative enterprise


Typical day

In the morning, after you had breakfast at the volunteer house and you catch the fruit vendor on the street, so you buy some fruits before you leave the house. You decide to walk to work, because it's just 20 minutes and it's a nice day outside. At this time the trufis (the common public transport) are stuck in traffic anyway.

Today some women, decided to take part at an art fair in one of Cochabambas cultural cafes. You wrote the invitation for them on their Facebook page. You help to pack products and tables but before you get there, you realize that you forgot your camera at home. You were meant to take pictures and write a Blog for a travelling site in your home country. So you head back home and meet your colleagues later. They already set up their stand, but visitors drop in late. You decide to interview a tourist couple in your insta-story and take photos of the fair. It's getting late until you get back to the shop and all of you decide to have dinner together instead of unpacking the boxes.

You get home around 9PM. A long day, but if want and there is still some energy left, you work the photos you took earlier to post something about their work on the projects Facebook page or you write an E-mail to some local stores in your hometown that might be interested in collaborating.

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)
Education Requirements
Some work experience is needed at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
knowledge in social media/marketing, accountancy and business administration, creative and recycling arts/techniques, promotion and advertisement, acquisition, particular craftsman/womanship, interest in sustainability and 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 - 16:00

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

Volunteers are needed all year around but you decide on your own work schedule, depending on your skills, time and motivation. You need to be independent and have to offer something where to help out.

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)
$ 550
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 550
Average fees
$ 80 /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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Supporter in a women artists collective

Volunteer for a variety of tasks at a local women-artists collective

$80/week

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