Program Coordinator

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.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
19 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV and application form
Other Skills
Experience with coordination and leadership
Excellent communication skills
Strong initiative, as the position will have minimal supervision
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Bolivia? Volunteer World directly connects you with BiblioWorks, Bolivia

Program Coordinator Our library at Sopachuy Activities in the library to encourage reading Children enjoying the library in Morado K'asa Children having fun in Tarabuco A volunteer reading with some of the children

Free-time activities

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.



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.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Bolivia. Please check the visa regulations for Bolivia.
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?

The nearest airport is Juana Azurduy de Padilla (SRE) in Sucre. 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
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948 Junin, n/a Sucre, Bolivia