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As a volunteer with Bolivia Digna you can work directly with the children and make a difference as well as grow as an individual. What seems little to you can mean the world to the children!

 

 

We need people who will work directly with the children on our projects to support our educators, think about and develop educative and/or artisitic activities, but also to work on the administration, maintenance, communication and restructuration. Since 2017, we have opened the possibility to work on other projects, thanks to partnership with other institutions. This includes opportunities in other cities like Oruro and Santa Cruz, as well as in Cochabamba. Learn about all the volunteering opportunities here.

You are sure to grow as an individual, learn things about yourself and probably rethink some of your priorities – you have a great opportunity not only to change the lives of the children but also your own!

  • Make a difference in the lives of the children and their family
  • Help children who are less fortunate and often without a voice
  • Give them a smile everyday
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem
  • Meet new people and make new friends from other backgrounds and cultures
  • Getting to know Bolivian communities from Cochabamba and another culture
  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Develop existing skills and knowledge
  • Use your professional skills and knowledge to benefit our projects
There are of course many other ways you can help and support Bolivia Digna, also depending your experience, how long you are going to stay, areas of interest and where you will be place. Overall, your tasks can include:
  • Support the activities for the Playground, the children from primary and secondary, the sports project, the English school and science projects.
  • Help planning and preparing lessons,
  • Organise innovative projects,
  • Fundraising events and activities,
  • Promote the work of Bolivia Digna through social media and with foreign agencies or universities in your country,
  • Help with the maintenance and improvement of projects in our volunteer house or in the community centres,
  • Support the administrative management of the association,
  • Manage restoration projects
  • Assist with communications, etc.
Depending on which volunteering opportunity you are applying to, you might be in Cochabamba, Oruro or Santa Cruz. About Bolivia, officially known as the PlurinationalState of Bolivia, is landlocked by its bordering South American countries Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay. The republic is home to more than 10,500,000 in habitants with an estimated 53% of its population living in poverty. Bolivia has the highest proportion of native people of any country in South America, with around half of its population self identifying as indigenous. Located in the center of Bolivia, Cochabamba has earned the nicknames “the City of Eternal Spring” and “the Garden City”. It is invariably warm, dry and sunny and there are numerous parks, squares and avenues with beautiful blossoming trees full of birds. It is also the gastronomic center of Bolivia with a huge range of local, national and international dishes available from numerous restaurants and street vendors for remarkably low prices.
If you live in Cochabamba, thanks to the generosity of one of our donors, we have an old, characterful house in the middle of the city that acts as both offices for the Foundation and home for some of the staff and international volunteers. Most of our international volunteers choose to live here, but if you prefer another option, such as staying with a local family, this is possible too. More information and pictures here. For Oruro and Santa Cruz, you will live with the sisters/brothers of the school La Salle.

If you are interested to help, please read our page on what to expect as a volunteer in Bolivia and contact us! Convinced? Join Boliva Digna!