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Health Care Supporter

Assist therapists, work with the nurses, help the doctors, give support and advice, care for children and patients

The project

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.

Suitable for

Singles

Typical day

Your work

This center has different areas such as:

  1. The boarding school where on a typical day you will: Improve the self-esteem of children, create and play games, go on walks with the children, feed them and teach them arts.
  2. In the occupational therapy department volunteers will help with: patients mobility, basic activities, bath, dress and transport the patients. 
  3. In the day care center you will be mainly assisting the workers while also feeding and playing wih the children. 
  4. The inclusive school project needs volunteers with psychological or educational knowledge to help in the classrooms.

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.

Health Care Supporter Help children Have fun Play games Help with mobility Help workers

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

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 | Accommodation | 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 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).

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

If you stay with a host family half board is provided (2 meals per day - breakfast and lunch)

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$940.00
5 weeks
$1,070.00
6 weeks
$1,200.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$3,670.00

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
$191/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.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Bolivia and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in 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.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Bolivia while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Sucre, Chuquisaca Province, Bolivia, Sucre, Bolivia

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