Volunteer in an after school centre for children, Sucre, Bolivia

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

This centre offers medical, educational and moral support to children of 4 to 15 years that live under poor conditions in Sucre. By working in this project you’ll be part of the development of this young people that in many cases come from farmer families. The centre provides a safe environment to them to feel secure.  
The people working on this centre will assist you with all the information that you’ll need to get around Sucre and use the public transport. They will tell you what to do and what not to do in the city, so that you will free and save to get to know Bolivia a bit better.
You’ll get assigned a group of children to care for. It is very important to combine discipline and fun, so children learn something from the time in the centre, while they have a happy time. Even if you’ll perform an teaching task giving support in subjects such as maths, language science or arts, there is a lot more that you can do at the centre. 

Join this project and make the difference!

 

Help is needed in a lot of areas. Cleaning and supporting in domestic tasks, organizing sport and recreational games in which your creativity will play an important role, medical supervision and giving advice to the young people that may need you to listen and take them serious in this Bolivian centre for poor children.
In this project you’ll learn a lot more than how to deal with children. This humble organization works with kids that come from families with little resources. Seeing poverty from very close will expand your empathy and will teach you that with a bit of love you can accomplish a lot more than you expected. Caring for this kids won’t cost you much effort and the unforgettable experience you’ll take home is worth it. You will remember your stay in Bolivia the rest of your life! 

Acommodation

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.

Private Apartments

A Private Apartment is the best choice to enjoy your privacy and comfort of your own place.

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
    •  Be able to adapt to a new life and environment
    •  To be sociable
    •  Maintain a cordial relationship with students
    •  Take the initiative; be organized, systematic and responsible in your work
    •  Fulfill with all legal and formal requirements for your Volunteer*

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

    • Prepare educational material
    •  Teach English or your mother tongue
    •  Provide homework support
    •  Setting up handcraft workshops
    •  Giving dance classes
    •  Starting theatre clinics
    •  Organizing music seminars
    •  Arranging football training
    •  Teaching students about your country and its customs
    •  Assist the teachers on routine duties

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

Project Hightlights

  • Help children and teenagers from limited financial resources
  • Make a real difference to underprivileged children and youths by supervision and running educational lessons.
  • Make your experience with people with limited resources that will teach you that less is more.

Daily Routine

Your day can start early in the morning organizing activities either in the playroom or outside. Lessons take place in different shifts, according to the subject. You can also help with the homework, ussually in the afternoon. You’ll have to be around your students to teach them the benefits of education. It’s great to see them succeed and even better to receive a hug or a thanks note for your efforts and the possitive influence you’re making through your teaching.
 
"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
"This is the second time I come to Argentina and I love it! The School’s facilities are very good, we have internet access and a lot of things. The best things about these courses is that teachers and staff help you make of this a wonderful experience. Come and see it for yourself!"
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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