Activities counselor in a vital social-community

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opgericht in 2013
Beyond South America
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High­lights

Have unique personal experience of growth and give something back to others
Visit hot springs and natural saunas near the city
Learn and improve your Spanish while taking classes.
Live in the city of "internal spring" Seriously, the climate here is awesome.
Learn more about the lifelihood of the children and their families in this community
Help out with teaching, construction, workshops, education or childcare in a vital social-community. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

This organization started in 2007 as a community center and grew into an entire little community with almost 100 families and 250 children living there. It helps poor families in the city by offering them a place to live and (further) support. Many of the families have one or multiple disabled children and have to deal with various problems as a result of alcohol and drug abuse. It’s a busy and hurly-burly place, with dedicated people and a lot of work to do.

There are many opportunities here to help, such as assisting at the local primary school with for example homework, theater lessons or giving English classes. Also a lot of maintenance is needed, on the houses as well as the playing equipment in the area. Moreover, initiative to undertake activities with the children is greatly appreciated; think of playing football, games, cooking together or singing karaoke (a huge hobby of many here!). If you stay for a longer period of time, there is also room to do something in the field of social emotional development. There is a minimum stay of 2-4 weeks as activity support or on construction and a minimum of 3 months working in other fields.


Possible tasks:

  • teaching English
  •  helping with construction
  • free time activities
  •  homework support
  • gardening, cooking
  • sports and arts
  •  workshops for parents and their children – depending on your Spanish skills
  • social support and many more.


Dagelijkse activiteiten

In the morning, after you had breakfast with your host family, you get in the trufi (the common public transport) to your project. As always, there is rush hour and traffic but you get to chitchat with the locals. You stop at hard ware shop to buy materials, because you had a project planned and already gathered a group of volunteering kids around you. You want to paint one of the community rooms. So you prepare it to paint and a father of one of the kids, helps you to clean and get everything out so you can start.

After school the kids drop in and a small group needs desperate help to catch up in English. You play simple conversation games and memory. As you promised you bought some paint you start to paint with the kids, and there is one wall, they can paint as they like. It's getting chaotic because now every one wants to help and paint.

The afternoon passes quickly and at 5PM you take a Bus to the language school, because you decided to continue with Spanish classes in the evenings. There is not much time to grab a bite on the way, but you get there in time, even though its rush hour again. You had the plan to meet up with friends for cinema later that night, but you decide to call it a day, because it is just the beginning of the week and you are tired as hell.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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.

Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau) ou Spaans (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School niveau
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
all-rounders, experience and/or interest in working with kids, experience with handicapped persons, craftsmen/women, teaching experience, sport enthusiasts, background as therapist, physiotherapist or any medical background. Not sure if you have the right skills? Don’t worry – talk to us!
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Beyond South America

Our one-time mediation fee 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; 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
  • transport to your project (one-time)

Note: We offer an upgrade package (comfort class) for volunteers that need more support. This package includes more contact time. We take you more often to your project/Spanish classes, we offer 'airport drop-off' and there is extra time to explore Cochabamba. Naturally, this upgrade comes with a small price increase. 

Which costs are not included? 

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation (we do offer accommodation in our volunteerhouse or host families for additional prices)
  • 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

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op 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 toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Gelieve uw eigen accomodatie te regelen. Eten, tussendoortjes en drankjes zijn bijkomende kosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is J Wilsterman Airport (CBB) in Cochabamba. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Bolivia.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Bolivia biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Bolivia dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Bolivia.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Volunteers are needed all year arround.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 38 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$855
38 weken (max. verblijf)
$855
Gemiddelde kosten
$118 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Beyond South America zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Beyond South America gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Beyond South America jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Beyond South America

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