Child Care Supporter

Taking care of children, organize educational activities and games, teach children how to play instruments,sports with the children

The project

For this volunteer project you will be working with children in different organizations. You have the chance to work in a kindergarten, orphanage, day care center or an after school center.

Children in the kindergartens are usually 4 to 6 years of age, the main aim of these centers are to educate children in a safe environment, these centers work to develop childrens attitudes to responsibility, respect, creativity and security. There are also kindergartens that teach mental and physically disabled children. 

The children who attend the orphanages are 0 to 6 years of age and usually have been abandoned. The main objective of these institutions are to take care of the children giving them lots of attention while trying to find them a permanent home. 

Children who attend the day care centers can be aged between 1 and 6 years old. These centers hold around 30 children but these numbers vary, the children come to the day care center because their parents work very long or unusual hours in order to provide for them, these centers care for the children by feeding them and playing games. 

After school centers take care of up to 100 children from the age of 4 to 15 years old it offers free educational support such as help with homework or advice on problems and issues. 

These institutions are placed in Sucre which is very famous for its architecture and cultural richness. 


Suitable for

Singles

Typical day

Your work

In this project you have the choice to work in a kindergarten, an orphanage, a daycare center, or an after school center in Sucre. 

On an typical day your tasks will include: 

  • taking care of children, 
  • support teachers, 
  • organize educational games and activities, 
  • arts and crafts, 
  • teach basics such as numbers, 
  • help strenghten the confidence of the children, 
  • help with homework. 

Volunteers should keep in mind that these children usually come from poor and very difficult circumstances so one of the most important things to do is put a smile on their face. 

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

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Child Care Supporter Make a difference Teach people how to cook Have fun Teach basic skills Teach music

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are a wide range of activities to choose from, a lot of volunteers travel the city and the surrounding areas taking in its rich culture. There are a lot of hiking trails for visitors and also rock faces for climbers, there are many bars which you can socialize in with friends.

Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accomodation | Half board (2 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Accommodation

On this project you will be living with a Bolivian family where you can get to know the culture first hand and also enhance your spanish skills along the way, there is a laundry service at the house which is once a week.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes, half board is provided (breakfast and Lunch)

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1095
5 weeks
$1265
6 weeks
$1435
7 weeks
$1605
10 weeks
$2115
12 weeks
$2455
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4665

You can volunteer at the project site in Sucre/Bolivia between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$230/week
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Bolivia

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Bolivia. Please check the visa regulations for Bolivia.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Bolivia.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Viru Viru International (VVI) in Santa Cruz. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Bolivia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Bolivia.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Bolivia upfront.
Sucre, Chuquisaca Province, Bolivia, Sucre, Bolivia