Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Performing Life, Inc.
Posted on: August 27, 2013
This opportunity involves helping at risk youth through performance arts in music, the circus, and whatever you can offer. We need a long term volunteer who has circus and/or music skills, who likes working with children, and who would be open to the culture of Bolivia. Volunteers will be working with kids and their families who work and live on the streets of Cochabamba and Quillacollo, Bolivia. We need people who can lend a hand in teaching the kids performance arts, encourage their confidence levels through lessons, and serve as an overarching role model.
Performing Life seeks to show the community of Cochabamba society, and all Bolivian society, how to end the social exclusion of impoverished children and youth with limited and promote their reintegration into society. Performing Life believes that children and youth, using their creative and artistic skills and supported by positive values, can be an engine of social change and a catalyst for community development.
Performing Life's primary goal is to use arts education as a means to achieve: youth reintegration into family life; social development of children and youth living and / or working on the streets of Cochabamba; protection against the dangers involved in street life, such as drugs, alcohol, abuse, and crime; and provision of tools to help youth improve their economic opportunities and those of their family.
Performing Life's mission is to help children and adolescents who are working and/or living on the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia to improve their daily lives and create better futures for themselves through the arts. We empower youth by teaching them productive skills that keep them in school and away from drugs while improving their chances for economic independence.
An application will be available upon request.