Assist therapists, work with the nurses, help the doctors, give support and advice, care for children and patients
This center is for disabled children and teenagers, it is a non-profit organization which helps children and their familes. Most of the children that come to this center are from Sucre. The main aims for the workers here are to take care of the children and be compassionate and understanding with creating a warm fun environment at the center.
The center has different departments: A boarding school, the units of occupational therapy and patients mobility, a daycare area and an inclusive school project. Volunteers are welcome and needed to help in all areas.
If you are interested in medicine then the psychiatric clinic is an excellent opportunity for you. Doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and also other medical students are in charge of over 300 patients.
The institutions are placed around Sucre, which is elevated 2,750 meters above sea level, it is Bolivias capital and famous for its cultural richness and beauty.
This center has different areas such as:
All of the children at these centers come from complicated backgrounds some without any parents. Because of their disabilities, these children are not accepted in orphanages because they have to be cared for in special institutions.
In any of these sectors you will assist in organizing activities and games such as singing songs, dancing, drawing pictures, and doing crafts. The most important thing is to make patients smile by creating a loving atmosphere.
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.
On this project you have the posibility to live 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.
Alternatively, you can live in a student residence in Sucre, if you prefer to live with other travelers like yourself (prices vary).
If you stay with a host family half board is provided (2 meals per day - breakfast and lunch)