volunteering

 

If you like the idea of doing some volunteer work with children in Latin America we’d love to hear from you. If you choose to join the Bolivia Digna family of volunteers, we guarantee you a unique and unforgettable experience!

 

In Bolivia Digna's headquarters, we have rooms available for volunteers. You can choose between a private or shared room. Volunteers usually choose that option, which also includes airport pick-up and drop-off, breakfasts and lunches, emergency support 24/7. More information about accomodation and pictures here.
Bolivia Digna is a small non-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO), completely sustained by donations. Your donation to Bolivia Digna allows us to provide you with administrative and logistics support before you arrive in Bolivia and during your stay, and covers your accomodation and food. In addition, donations are used to buy materials, support our community programs. 100% of the fees are re-invested in the NGO to support our long-term sustainability. Our work would not be possible without the volunteers' work and support coming from donations. To know more about the fees, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at info@boliviadigna.org
We have been working in communities in Cochabamba since 2006 and we have a lot of experience in child protection and education. During this time, we have established our activities, partnerships and connections with local and international organisations. When you become a volunteer at Bolivia Digna, you become part of the team and of our daily work, learning about the true livestyle and culture of the communities we work in. As we are a small team, you will be able to take initiatives and change the children's lives.
Yes! We enjoy working with groups and have worked with many large and small groups over the years. Depending on the group size and the objectives, we will tailor a specific volunteer project. For more information or requests, please contact us at info@boliviadigna.org.
Please send us an e-mail at info@boliviadigna.org with your CV, Spanish level and availability.
No, everyone is welcome to volunteer with us but you must be 18 to apply. We simply ask that volunteers come with an open mind and flexible attitude! Becoming involved with Bolivia Digna is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in International Development, Non-Profit Management, Social Change, Education and the Humanitarian field.
Speaking Spanish is not a requirement to volunteer at Bolivia Digna. Overall, learning basic Spanish will expand your experience at Bolivia Digna, Cochabamba and the country and you will connect more closely with the people you are working with. We can arrange for you Spanish classes if you wish.
No. Depending on where you are from and how long you are planning to stay, you will most likely need a Tourist Visa. You can check here the countries exempted of visas: https://www.travisa.com/Visa_Search. If you have any further questions about visas, don't hesitate to contact us at info@boliviadigna.org
We offer short, medium and long term positions, from one month to up to one year. Due to the nature of the tasks, it is beneficial for the children if you stay as long as possible. Volunteers at Bolivia Digna volunteer every Monday and Friday morning from 10.30 to 12.30 (team meetings) and every afternoon from Monday to Friday from 2.30 to 6.00.
One of the greatest advantages of our programme is that you have time to visit Cochabamba and the country in the mornings and in the week-ends. We have many suggestions for you in the city and in the country!
Yes, since early 2017 we are supporting other social projects with children and teenagers icarried out by our partner the school "La Salle" in other cities. We are mainly looking for long-term volunteers in exchange of accomodation and food in Santa Cruz and Oruro. You can find more information here.
Yes, Bolivia Digna welcomes volunteers all year long and from all over the world. Some months are busier than others, and you are always working with other volunteers, should there be local or international. During your registration process, we can give you more details about the number of volunteers during your time in Cochabamba.

Applying
If you have decided that you would like to volunteer with us, the application process is very informal. Simply send us your CV at info@boliviadigna.org and we will get back to you quickly to discuss when and where you can fit in with us. If there is mutual interest, we will then arrange a Skype call to get to know each other better, directly address any questions or concerns and agree next steps.

We understand that this can be a difficult decision and a big step into the unknown so, where possible, we will arrange for you to speak with one of our current or former volunteers with a similar background to your own.