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How you experience life as a volunteer with Bolivia Digna will be different for each person and will be very much dependent on how much time you are able to spend here, what choices you make while you are here, what experience you bring and what preconceptions and expectations you have.

 

We can promise you that it will not be what you are expecting, whatever that is! Come with an open mind and a positive attitude and we can also promise that it will be intense, fun, stressful, exhausting, at times frustrating, emotionally challenging, but overall very rewarding.

A typical day
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The accomodation
More information about the accomodation and pictures here.

FAQ

In Cochabamba, 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. In other cities (Oruro and Santa Cruz), you will be staying at the organization La Sallle.
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 For Oruro and Santa Cruz different conditions apply as the projects are run by La Salle and they are long-term volunteering (one year).
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, availability and project(s) of interest.
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 in Cochabamba 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. You have the possibility to work on the morning in another partner organization.
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 carried 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. For more information, please contact us at info@boliviadigna.org
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 as a volunteer.

Interested? Join us!