Sports Coach in Bolivian Amazon

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fondée en 2006
Sustainable Bolivia
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Enjoy volunteering abroad and geting to know the Bolivian Amazon
Develop educational techniques and experience teaching sports in rural communities
Play with kids and teenagers while learning about Bolivian culture
Make friends and meaningful memories with other volunteers
Visit the Aquicuana Reserve to experience part of the Amazon Forest
Teach Sports and PE in 2 rural communities in Riberalta, Bolivia. Support sustainable community development and conservation actions around the Aquicuana Reserve. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

Sustainable Bolivia is a NGO based in Riberalta, the heart of the Bolivian Amazon. We focus our work on sustainable community development and conservation actions.

Our volunteers have the opportunity to live and support our work at the Aquicuana Reserve and it's surroundings. This area of incredible biodiversity is located about 20 kilometers from the city of Riberalta in the Beni Department of the Bolivian Amazon. It is home to Lake San José, the plant-medicine retreat center Pisatahua, and two rural communities: San José and Warnes. Its name, Aquicuana, comes from the Tacana native language, meaning ‘land of the giant trees.’

There we promote initiatives to support education, scientific research, community development, regenerative agriculture and conservation actions.

We provide a open space for the community called "Comedor" where volunteers have internet access so that they can prepare and develop activities with the community. We also offer a Research Station and (depending on availability) accommodation in the city of Riberalta if volunteers want to visit, shop or go out during the weekends.

Sports are a crucial part of a student's growth and development. They help in the development of mental health and physical fitness of the body. Through participation in sports and games, a student gains various skills, experience and confidence that are helpful for developing their personality. Giving these communities the opportunity to develop their skills in sports is an amazing way to contribute to their sustainable development.

Journée Typique

Responsibilities may include:

  • Manage the football school (3 times per week, other sports than football are welcome).
  • Preparing all the sessions and implementing all sessions.
  • Providing direct care to children and teenagers.
  • Providing one-on-one support to sports activities inside the communities.

The volunteers will be working with the local staff.

Activités de Loisir

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 in the city. 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.

Shopping /
Souvenirs
Tourisme
Des sports
Natation
Sports Nautiques
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler espagnol (niveau de base) et anglais (niveau de base)
Documents Requis
CV et passport
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Minimum commitment of 1 month
Basic Spanish
Patience and flexibility
Ability to work with little supervision or independently
Experience in teaching, lesson planning or general knowledge in regards of group coordination is welcome.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 10:00 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services de Sustainable Bolivia

    What's included:

    • Pre-arrival support
    • Accommodation at the Aquicuana Reserve
    • 3 meals a day (vegetarian/vegan option possible)
    • Volunteer or internship placement
    • 24-hour staff support
    • Drinkable water
    • Internet access
    • Orientation
    • Airport pick up (in Riberalta) and initial transportation to the Reserve
    • Cleaning services
    • Discount to Plant Medicine Retreat Pisatahua
Transfert de l'aéroport Gen Buech Airport
Airport pick up from the city of Riberalta
Logement
We offer accommodation inside the Aquicuana Reserve and share Pisatahua Retreat's infrastructure. Volunteers and interns share dorm rooms in our sustainable ecolodges, the volunteer cabin and the research station.

About infrastructure in Pisatahua:

We employ energy-efficient innovations to enhance the comfort and aesthetic experience of our guests.  We make every possible attempt to utilize local, natural, and sustainable building materials for housing and furniture.

We use renewable energy resources and we’ve implemented simple, cost-efficient, energy and water conservation measures.  We treat grey-water and recycle all our waste.

Our facilities were constructed with sustainably-harvested wood, bamboo, and palm leaves. We designed all of our infrastructure in accordance with traditional construction techniques; however, these methodologies were adapted to meet our specific needs. Local community members are employed for all our construction and maintenance needs.

All construction methods minimized the removal of vegetation.  The trees whose lives we spared return the favor by cooling down the area and shielding our guests from the sun.

We constructed limited number of elevated walkways to prevent soil erosion and protect fragile ecosystems.  These walkways also protect our guests from the jungle elements.

Energy and Water Conservation:

Due to our remote location, we’re completely off-grid and we must generate our own electricity.  Electricity use is limited to power a few appliances such as common-area lighting, water pumps, and kitchen equipment.

We’ve taken steps to minimize our water usage by implementing a few simple measures including: low-flow restrictor valves, low-flow toilets and water saving nozzles. Furthermore, guests are required to use 100% biodegradable, phosphorous-free soap and shampoo.

Some of our energy conservation measures include:

  • Renewable solar energy light-bulbs
  • Drying racks on clothes line
  • Reusing towels and linens
  • High efficiency appliances
  • Energy efficient refrigeration
Our goal is to Leave-No-Trace when it comes to waste. Anything we pack in, we bring out. We recycle everything we can in the city of Riberalta.  All organic matter from the kitchen is composted. A conscious effort is made to reduce all packaging. Whenever possible we purchase supplies made from recycled materials.
Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons
  • Drinkable water available
  • 3 meals per day (vegetarian/vegan option possible)
Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Gen Buech Airport (RIB) à Riberalta. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Bolivie.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Bolivie te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Bolivie, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Bolivie.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

When can your start volunteering?

Volunteers can join the program throughout all year round.

How to get to Riberalta?

First you would have to fly into Bolivia - either La Paz (LPB) or Santa Cruz (VVI). From there you can take a connecting flight with the airline Ecojet to Riberalta. There are daily flights that cost about $120 each way. We typically recommend you fly into Santa Cruz as the connections are easier. Contact us for information to purchase a flight with a local travel agency.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
4 - 48 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
4 sem (durée min.)
$600
8 sem
$1 200
12 sem
$1 800
48 sem (durée max.)
$7 200
Coût moyen
$150 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Sustainable Bolivia t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Sustainable Bolivia durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Sports Coach in Bolivian Amazon

Teach Sports and PE in 2 rural communities in Riberalta, Bolivia. Support sustainable community development and conservation actions around the Aquicuana Reserve.

$150/week

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