Volunteer in Bolivia

Environmental awareness and education work in Cochabamba
Cochabamba       January 11 - January 20, 2017

Volunteer project: The volunteers in this project will support the work of an Eco-social and Cultural Center in Villa Busch, in the west zone of Cochabamba, on the outskirts of the city. The Center was opened in 2014 and it has a public library, an organic garden and a hostel for volunteers. The project aims to sensitize the local population on issues of waste management and environmental protection, and to promote urban gardens in the community.

The volunteer activities include:
• Raising awareness through campaigns for recycling and reusing waste.
• Building a room with natural materials.
• Environmental education workshops for children, youth and adults.
• Cultural and educational activities will be held in the central plaza of Cochabamba in the evening.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the hostel of the Eco-social and Cultural Center in Villa Busch.

Location: The project is located in Villa Busch, a popular district on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba, 15 minutes from the city center.

Terminal: Cochabamba

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 180 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Building a traditional Inca hut and providing educational support for children in the Andes
Potrero       January 21 - January 31, 2017

Volunteer project: The volunteer project will support the Agro-Ecology Center in the rural community of Potrero in the region of Quechua, characterized by the production of vegetables, legumes, fruits and flowers, and small farming. The project has a great potential for cooperation and exchange with small farmers willing to learn and share their experiences and culture.

The volunteers will help complete the second part of the construction of a traditional circular Inca hut which is built with local natural materials (adobe, stone, wood, etc.). They will further improve the organic garden of the center.
The volunteers will also give educational support and organize games for the children of the community school.
In the free time, the group can visit the forest at the foot of the mountain Machu Tunari and enjoy the nature of the Andes.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at the Cultural Center in Cochabamba city, in a hostel for travelers.

Location: The center is located in the rural community of Potrero, 18 km from the city of Cochabamba, at the foot of the Cordillera del Tunari mountain. It has a beautiful location with a panorama of the whole valley of Cochabamba.

Terminal: Cochabamba

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 180 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Organic gardening, reforestation and environmental education projects in Vinto
Vinto       February 1 - February 15, 2017

Volunteer project: In the semi-rural area of Vinto, we are working to develop an Ecology Center with an organic garden, public library and rooms for workshops on waste recycling and environmental issues. It is still work in progress, but we are hoping to advance with the help of the international volunteers.

The volunteer team will help in the following tasks:
• Preparation and planting in the organic garden.
• Construction of a clay oven.
• Reforestation and clean up of Ch'ulla River.
• Painting murals and installation of signs at the site of the Center.
• School support and educational games for school children.
• Guided walks and clean up at the park and ecological farm Pairumani, as well as other places, in order to learn about local nature and culture.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be staying in the Ecology Center in Vinto.

Location: The project is based in the municipality of Vinto, 15 km from the city of Cochabamba. It is a semi-rural area.

Terminal: Cochabamba

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Festival of Art, Culture and Alternative tourism in Cochabamba
Cochabamba       February 16 - February 28, 2017

Volunteer project: In February, the city of Cochabamba and its suburbs host extensive socio-cultural activities. Cultural events are organized in alternative locations and spaces, such as plazas, cultural centers and streets. During the summer holidays in February, we will organize Days of Art, Popular Culture and Alternative tourism to consolidate new alternative spaces and explore multiculturalism and interaction with the local population.

Volunteers' tasks involve:
• Assisting in the organization of the Days of Art, Popular Culture and Alternative community-based tourism
• Promotion and dissemination of information about cultural events.
• Promotion of cultural and alternative tourism areas of Cochabamba.
• Participation in the popular pre-Carnival party.
• Logistical support to cultural events.
• Participation in tours to alternative tourism communities near Cochabamba to enjoy nature and interact with the local population.
• Participation in a tour to Oruro which is home to the Carnival of Oruro, one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity dating back more than 2000 years.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the Cultural Center in Cochabamba.

Location: City of Cochabamba

Terminal: Cochabamba and Oruro

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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