Sustainable Bolivia

Sports Coach in orphanages

Riberalta, Bolivia show on map

Non-profit | Sustainable Bolivia

Sustainable Bolivia is partenering up with two orphanages in Riberalta who are looking for sports coaches. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Sustainable Bolivia is partnering up with several orphanages that are seeking volunteers to work alongside in caring for its 25 children ages ranging from 2-20, providing emotional support and implementing  activities such as to music, physical education, arts, dance, gardening or mindfulness activities.  

One of the orphanages has a football/soccer school active three times per week while in the other one the person would have to start from scratch with the interested children. Both have a football/soccer pitch and the second one also has a volley-ball area.

As a volunteer, you have an important role to play in many of the childcare centers, and special needs centers we work with in Riberalta. Whatever your age, skills, experience or level of Spanish, you can make a positive contribution to the lives of children. We welcome volunteers who are on a vacation, career break, gap year, or retired. We only ask for your enthusiasm and commitment towards the project you are going to work on.

Bolivia is one of the least developed countries in Latin America. Orphanages, daycares and care centers lack funding, are often understaff which is why you have a crucial role to play. Volunteers work together with our partner: you can share ideas, come up with educational activities, while being involved in the daily activities of the center with the children and young adults. At some of the centers there is also a need for help with building and fixing up garden areas, buildings, and playgrounds.



Typical day

RESPONSIBILITES MAY INCLUDE:

  • -          Manage the football school (3 times per week, other sports than football welcome)
  • -          Preparing all the sessions and implementing them
  • -          Providing direct care to infants and toddlers
  • -          Providing one-on-one support to special needs students and adapted sports activities

-          This position can be combined with another one in the same orphanage (eg. Teaching English, helping with the community garden) or teaching sports in another orphanage

Details on Arrival

  • All year long
  • Airport pick up

Free-time activities

In their free time, volunteers can enjoy a lot of activities around Riberalta such as enjoying the nature of the Amazon (tours, trekking) and the animals, enjoying the rivers (boat tours) or the swimming pools close-by. It is also very easy to go to Brazil where you there is a lot of amenities for shopping.


If volunteers want to travel, there is a lot to see in Bolivia itself (easily accessible by plane) such as the salt flats, the Titicaca Lake, the cities of La Paz, Sucre and Tarija (this last one for the wines), the mines of Potosi and of course its incredible nature and the parks around Santa Cruz (Amboro) or Samaipata, and around Villa Tunari.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV and passport
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 10:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Sustainable Bolivia (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Sustainable Bolivia

Both options include:

  • Accomodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • Orientation Upon Arrival
  • Wi-fi
  • Bottled water

Airport Pickup at Gen Buech Airport

Riberalta Airport

Accommodation

  • 250$ for a shared room in the volunteer house (depending on availability)
  • 350$ for a private room in the volunteer house (depending on availability)
  • 450$ for a private room in a host family (incl. 3 meals/day)

Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
  • Bottled and drinkable water available at all time
  • If you are in a host famiily, 3 meals per day are included (vegetarian option possible)
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Gen Buech Airport (RIB) in Riberalta. 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.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Bolivia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Bolivia.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 350
5 weeks
$ 438
6 weeks
$ 525
7 weeks
$ 613
11 weeks
$ 963
19 weeks
$ 1,663
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,375
Average fees
$ 88 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Riberalta/Bolivia between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Sustainable Bolivia will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Bolivia.
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 Sustainable Bolivia during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Bolivia  Riberalta, Av. Chuquisaca 1624

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