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Activities counselor in a shelter for young boys in Sipe Sipe (Bolivia)

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Cochabamba, Bolivia

Beyond South America


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Published 4 days ago

Are you curious, adventurous and looking for a nice internship or meaningful volunteer position? Beyond South America - a small scale mediation agency in internships and volunteer positions - helps, connects and supports.


The project

In Sipe Sipe, a village near Cochabamba, there’s a centre for boys that have been pulled from different, mostly (sexually) violent, environments. The centre offers children aged 5 through 18 years old with shelter, psychological support, home work support, spiritual support and various activities. As a volunteer or intern you can work as an activities counselor, think about activities like soccer (a guaranteed hit!), painting, coloring, board games, other sports and dance activities. The organisation wants to support the children and teenagers in processing their traumas and to provide a safe place for them where they can relax en learn new norms, values, visions and ideas about life. 


Your profile 

  • Motivated with a positive energy
  • Experience of or interest in living abroad
  • Basic level of Spanish


Who are we?

You have a burning desire and are curious to learn by actually doing something that makes sense? Have you ever faced yourself in a Latin American world beyond the regular (mind) map? Then it’s really time to partake action with Beyond South America (BSA). While sharing your talents and goodwill, you will be part of some sustainable, long-term social changes. We operate throughout South America and have the perfect project for you! 


We’re a small company with big dreams, to make these dreams come true we’re always looking for ways to make volunteer work sustainable. We are an organization that works with students and volunteers. We offer different kinds of activities based on your very personal aims and preferences. BSA has many possibilities for you: internships, volunteer work, language courses and recreational activities/excursions. Just make a digital trip to our website for the bigger picture or to zoom into all the present ins and outs.


BSA exists in the service of Casa de la Alegría: a foundation that with its love and dedication supports children and youngsters who have dealt with (family) traumas like sexual, mental and/or physical abuse or addiction. Their mission is to empower vulnerable, precious children so they can finally discover their strengths and talents. In the end both as for the coming future, these children will be able to raise their voice and to embody the new generation which can make a true difference to a local, sustainable and loving everyday life. All profits made by BSA will go directly to Casa de la Algeria.

Are you curious, adventurous and looking for a nice internship or meaningful volunteer position? Beyond South America - a small scale mediation agency in internships and volunteer positions - helps, connects and supports.


The project

In Sipe…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

Cochabamba, BO

How to Apply

Average expenses for mediation are € 550, of which € 50 goes to the organization where you are going to work.


To get more information about this position please contact Laurie IJzerman through info@beyondsouthamerica.org or go to www.beyondsouthamerica.org. We’re looking forward to hear from you!

Average expenses for mediation are € 550, of which € 50 goes to the organization where you are going to work.


To get more information about this position please contact Laurie IJzerman…

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