Kids Activities in Community Center

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opgericht in 2006
Bolivia Digna
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Coördinator | Alvaro Dante
Coördinator | Alvaro Dante
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We develop programs aimed at social development, the prevention of violence, the protection and defense of children who are victims of violence. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
50+

About the Program

We work every afternoon from Monday to Friday in two community centers 15min by car from the center of Cochabamba provided by the local communities. In each location, we have access to two classrooms, an outdoor parc and a sports field. We always have one educator who is supervising all activities accompanied by 3 to 7 local and international volunteers to carry out the activities. We have up to 40 children and adolescents in each site, aged between 2 and 17 years old. We divide the children into two groups: the small children (pre-school), from 2 to 7 years old and the older ones.

Each day we offer a program of activities that are both educational and fun for the different age groups. The activities go from teaching English, helping with homework, doing sports, creative projects around art (theatre, music, painting, drawing, etc.), community projects, health and nutrition.

Being present every day in these two communities prevent the children from being left alone in the streets and at risk of being victims from different kinds of violence. Indeed, their parents have to work long hours and are often not able to take care of their children, nor to support them in their formal education.

As some of the children are living in "favelas" types of home with no access to electricity and water, we provide each child each day with a healthy snack and drinking water. We also put the emphasis on hygiene as they have to wash their hands and brush their teeth with us.

Your Role as a Volunteer

As we have to manage a big group of children and only have one educator per location, we need volunteers to be able to run our activities. Furthermore, volunteers bring new and innovative ideas for activities and are therefore an added-value for the children. We expect volunteers to help the educator on-site every day with the activities for the children, to follow Bolivia Digna's rules, to represent the association towards the children and their families. We also expect the volunteers to come up with ideas for activities, discuss them with the educators and prepare them.

Volunteers will always be supported by the Volunteer Coordinator for any issues or concerns or to prepare its activities for the children. He/she will be supervised by an educator and/or the Volunteer Coordinator and will never be alone with a classroom.

We generally work 5 days a week (from Monday to Friday) and mainly in the afternoons so weekends are free to explore the city or travel farther afield to experience all that Bolivia has to offer.

Our Support

We support the volunteers before, during and after their volunteering:

Before the volunteering: we always schedule a Skype call with the volunteer to get to know each other, to explain a bit more about our projects and activities and to answer any question (s)he may have. We then help the volunteer with practical matters if necessary (visa, vaccinations, flights, etc.). Before (s)he arrives, we send him/her our volunteering guide with information about the NGO, our work, tips on working with children, but also about the city and country.

During the volunteering: we welcome the volunteer at the aiport, make a tour of the house and go through the volunteering guide. We also make a tour of the city, Cochabamba, meet the team and other volunteers and then organise a training on how to work with children and interculturality. For long-term volunteers we follow-up on its work, define its objectives before starting and regularly see how it goes. We are always present in case of issues 24h/7d.

Volunteers are always under the supervision of an educator and are never alone with the children. They are either accompanied by one of our educators, the volunteer coordinator or a long-term local/international volunteer.

At the end of the volunteering: Airport drop-off. Evaluation and Certificate. We keep contact!

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Monday and Friday mornings: Team meetings from 10.30 to 11.30. From time to time extra meetings are organized as well, you will be notified.

Timetable :

10.30 Volunteers meet at the Volunteers House

10.30 - 12.00 Preparation of the afternoon activities at the Volunteers House

12.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 Departure for the projects

15.00 - 17.00 Projects 

17.30 Arrival at the Volunteer House from the projects 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Volunteers' schedule is flexible in the mornings and they are free in the week-ends. The volunteer coordinator will always give them advice of what to do during the week in Cochabamba and in the week-end closeby or in the country.

The volunteers house is located right in front a nice square which is also a park (Plaza Cobija) where they can relax. In the city, they shouldn't miss the Christ which is the second highest in the world (higher than the one in Rio), the main square where there is also the biggest cathedral of the city, the Santa Theresa Convent where you have a nice view over the city, not to forget the biggest market of the country (La Cancha).

Bolivia is a country where volunteers can do a lot of sight-seing with beautiful landscapes such as the Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt desert in the world, or the famous Titicaca Lake. 

They can also go hiking, up to 5000m at the Pico Tunari, just outside Cochabamba, or go into the jungle only 4h aways of the city at Villa Tunari. They can go hiking in the numerous national parks, Toro Toro being the closest from Cochabamba.

In addition, there are other cities to visit such as the highest capital of the world La Paz, the constitutional capital of the country Sucre and its colonial architecture and rich history, the mines of Potosi, the warm weather of Santa Cruz, or the wineries of Tarija. Cochabamba being central in the country and with an aiport and all buses connections, it is easy to travel.

Finally, Bolivia is close to other countries for those planning to go to Peru to visit Machu Pichu, to Argentina to see Buenos Aires and/or the Iguazu falls, or to Chile. 

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

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 (gemiddeld niveau) ou Spaans (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School niveau
Vereiste documenten
CV
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Basic Spanish desirable but not mandatory
Experience with children desirable but not mandatory
We need a flexible and open-minded person!
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 10:30 - 17:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Bolivia Digna

Fee for a shared room: 97,5$ per week (stated as above)

Fee for a private room: 112,5$ per week

Fee for host family 117,4$ per week

The fees above include:
  • Accomodation (either shared or private room depending on the price)
  • Breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Internet access 24h/7d
  • Emergency contact 24h/7d
  • A phone with local SIM card
  • Orientation: a Tour of the city on arrival
  • Training: a short training on volunteering, your motivations, working with children and interculturality
  • A certificate at the end of the volunteering

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op J Wilsterman Airport

We pick you up at the aiport in Cochabamba any time, any day.

Accomodatie

Possibility to have a private room or a shared room in our volunteer house, situated in a central, residential and safe area of Cochabamba. 

Shared rooms are usually shared with one or two persons from the same sex and you'll each have a single bed, a night table and enough space in the wardrobe for your clothes. The shared rooms are approximately 40m². 

Single rooms are approximately 20m² and you'll have a double bed, a night table, a wardrobe and a desk.

There are shared bathrooms in the volunteers house. In addition, at the house, you have access to internet, washing machine, drinkable water 24h/7d, access to the kitchen in the evenings and week-end.

You also have the possibility to stay in the host family where you will have your own room and shared bathroom. Such as at the volunteers house you will have access to internet, washing machine, drinkable water and access to the kitchen.

Slaapzaal Gastfamilie Slaapkamer (Enkel)
Eten & Drank

Volunteers get breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday. 

Breakfast: bread with butter and/or jam, with coffee and tea.

Lunch: typical Bolivian food cooked by our cook. It usually consists in rice, potatoes, meat and vegetables, with some variations possible (soups, pastas). We are able to adapt to persons with special dietary requirements.

Volunteers get access to bottled water 24h/7d. They also have access to the kitchen, which means they have coffee/tea all the time and can cook in the evenings and during the week-ends. If they don't want to cook, they can go out as the house is located in a central area next to restaurants.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
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

We need volunteers all year long to be able to work in our projects as we need at least 4 people per project to run it properly.
Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$0
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$0
Gemiddelde kosten
$0 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Bolivia Digna 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 Bolivia Digna gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

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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 Bolivia Digna jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
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