Would you like to drive our volunteer programme, working with our Bolivian staff and leading the work of volunteers from around the world?
BiblioWorks promotes education and literacy in communities in need. We believe that healthy communities require healthy minds. That is why we have been building libraries, supplying books and training librarians in the poorest communities in Bolivia since 2005. As January 2016, we have 12 libraries located in rural communities at varying distances from Sucre with more scheduled to open soon.
Our Volunteer Coordinator works in our Sucre office with the director of BiblioWorks and the Library Project Managers. The Volunteer Coordinator handles all aspects of recruitment, vetting and supporting volunteers before they arrive in Bolivia, as well as while they are volunteering. He or she is based in Sucre but travels to visit the libraries with the Library Project Managers to assist with library training and settling in of volunteers. In the office, he or she handles communication in English, translating and interpreting as necessary for the Director. The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the Communications Director (at times both roles are filled by the same volunteer) assisting with fundraising campaigns, social media and our website.
The office is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm. The Volunteer Coordinator is expected to work ~30 hours per week within those times.
There are plenty of activities available in Sucre for you to take part in, although these are not organised by BiblioWorks. You will also have the chance to meet the volunteers working for the charity, as well as get to know the staff in the office.