Volunteer at a centre for children with disabilities, Sucre, Bolivia

You are the one who can assure these children to have the chance to grow up safe and healthy.

One of the centers cares solely for children, and here, one of the most important activities taking place is education and vocational workshops. You will assist in these classes and by providing the children with new skills, it will improve their future prospects by enabling them to earn money through employment. Without the help of the project, this would be impossible for these children as there is very little alternative help available to them.
The second center cares for around 80 children and adults who are living with conditions such as Downs Syndrome, autism and multiple disabilities. The institution does not receive any government support and is sustained solely through the dedication of the staff, and from donations from the public and from volunteers. Help is needed with the following activities:Taking the patients for walks, assisting medical staff with therapy, exercise and rehabilitation, helping with feeding at meal times, cooking and cleaning, working in the vegetable garden

Join this project and make the difference!

 

You will usually work either in the mornings or the afternoons, but any extra time you can dedicate to the projects will be appreciated. You will have weekends free to spend as you wish.
In this project you’ll feel how rewarding it is to give your love to children that suffer under hard conditions, and that in a lot of cases just need a bit of patience and comprehension. Be the one to make them smile again, to improve their quality of life and yours at the same time by taking part of an experience that will rest in your memory for ever. Make a difference to disabled children and learn to see the world from their eyes. If you feel the urge to make earth a better place for children that can’t go through without help, apply now. This is your chance to change your life. 

Accommodation

Families & Homestays

Our families know, due to their experience, what it means to be a real host. They have received many students from different nationalities, occupations and ages. We will take into consideration your likes and preferences. Living with a local family is the best way to learn their customs, likes, and style while you learn a new language.

Residences & Hostels

If you want to live with several local and foreign students, you can choose to stay in a private or shared room in any of the students' residencies we offer you. Sharing a place with young people from all over the world is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures and make new friends as well as learning about the place in which you are studying.

Requirements

Usual Volunteer Tasks

    • Over 18 years old
    •  High school degree
    •  Health insurance, accident and liability
    •  Commitment to the Host Organization,its rules and tasks
    •  Have skills to work with people with disabilities
    •  To be creative and have an affinitty with disabled people
    •  To be motivated, patient, resourceful and willing to join in a wide range of activities
    •  To be a committed and responsible person willing to help
    •  To have skills to organize recreation events
    •  Enthusiastic spirit and lots of energy
    •  Students or health professionals are welcomed to help
    •  An intermediate Spanish level is recommended
    •  Fulfill with all legal and formal requirements for your Volunteer*

    *Latin American students applying for Volunteers in Spain must have a valid EU passport.

    • To watch out for children’s physical and mental health
    •  To assist on rehabilitation activities
    •  To work on maintenance activities
    •  To get involved with the disabled
    •  Working in the laundry and garden
    •  each one’s skills and special abilities
    •  To spend time with them making them happier
    •  Preparation of recreational and sports activities
    •  Assisting the staff and other volunteers on routine duties

    The tasks named above will be arranged with every volunteer according to each one’s skills and special abilities.

Project Hightlights

  • Provide care, love and attention to children there are often forgotten by the society.
  • Make a real difference to underprivileged children with mental and/or physical problems and be rewarded with lots of affection.
  • Organize creative activities for them so they and have fun while they learn
  • Make your experience with disabled children, babies and teenagers and expand your horizons.

Daily Routine

Usually volunteers work from 4 to 6 hours per day, from Monday to Friday. You can be asked to work some weekends if needed. You can start your day early in the mourning by preparing breakfast for kids or work in the afternoon shift. Give a useful hand every time is necessary, it will be really appreciated! And be flexible enough as you won’t have every minute of your work day planned and resources are scarce.
 
 
"As a student at this school I have been very satisfied with everything. I have felt that my Spanish has developed so much in such a short time. My teachers have been fantastic!!! Group classes combined with individual classes are ideal and make a difference. The school atmosphere is wonderful and everyone is so helpful here, all of which make attending classes a real pleasure. Thank you!"
Kathy L.
German, 29 years old
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Alice R.
Brazilian, 22 years old
"My experience in Buenos Aires was great. The teachers are well trained for each level. I liked the activities that the school offered. During my 4 weeks studying Spanish I received a lot of amazing touristic spots info and another info to get advantage of my stay in the country."
Ricardo C.
Brazilian, 18 years old
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