Volunteering

One of the requirements for most organizations offering volunteer work, is to speak some Spanish. Therefore, if you are a complete beginner, it would be advisable to take at least a 2 weeks /40 hrs course before you start working for them.

You can also take Spanish lessons after work if you already started working, having some Spanish base. That's to say, after 5 or 6 in the afternoon, for 1 or 2 hours, everyday or twice or three times a week.

Here you have a list of places where you can volunteer. If you are interested in working for any of them, just let us know. You could also contact them directly if you wish to.

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UP CLOSE BOLIVIA facilitates empowering cultural experiences and practical support to international volunteers visiting Bolivia and also to locally run community development projects that seek to overcome exclusion and poverty by working to protect the rights and promote the education of vulnerable groups, particularly children and young people from poor families.

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ARTIFICIAL LIMBS CENTER (Centro de Miembros Artificiales) is a La Paz San Pedro Rotary Club initiative that offers several exciting volunteer positions in La Paz, Bolivia depending on your qualifications, available duration and desires. At this time, the need for volunteers is very urgent. The center needs administrative, fundraising and research staff and also urgently needs a Certified Prosthetist Orthopedist.

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BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS is an independent non-governmental provider of low-cost, tailor-made placements for international travelers of all ages in a wide range of settings in Cochabamba, Bolivia. We pride ourselves on being able to offer placements that are not only realistically priced, but are also totally flexible in terms of start date and duration, to suit the availability and individual requirements of our volunteers. Volunteer in Bolivia. A former volunteer shared his experience.

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MARYKNOLL BOLIVIA The Maryknoll Bolivia Mission Immersion Program offers a chance for North Americans to join the Maryknoll movement of Catholic Sisters, Fathers, Brothers, and Lay Missioners in Bolivia, either as part of a group exposure trip, or by volunteering for 6 weeks to 1 year in Cochabamba. Examples include work with schoolchildren, orphans, elderly, special education and HIV/AIDS, prisons, and parish groups.

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SENDA VERDE is a privately run animal refuge and ecotourism retreat in Coroico, Bolivia. Senda Verde provides the best care possible for animals rescued from illegal trafficking in a natural environment and under technical and scientific conditions. If you have any specific skills such as veterinary, IT, carpentry, please contact Senda Verde if you are interested in helping out. Volunteer in Bolivia with wildlife.

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MIMA FOUNDATION sends volunteer medical missions to areas of Bolivia (and several other countries) where specialized medical and health care is lacking. Most of their medical missions in Bolivia take place in rural areas and small towns. There are many other ways you can participate as well. If you have medical expertise or would like to donate to help send a medical mission, please visit their page here.

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VOLUNTARIO GLOBAL, which is headquartered in Argentina, offers you the opportunity to volunteer with a sustainable community development project in Vallegrande, Bolivia where program coordinators will welcome you and also give you the chance to explore this small Bolivian town famous for being the place where Che Guevara was killed and buried. Volunteers are needed to train young people in English, the use of computers, and other skills. Read more or contact Voluntario Global here.

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REACH BOLIVIA, located in La Paz, is a low-cost volunteer program that offers you the opportunity to work with homeless children, hospitals and therapy programs, and the children of families who live in San Pedro Prison. The organization also works with universities and internships, so students can do practical internships in different business in Bolivia.

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GREEN HEARTS PROJECT, based out of Tarija, Bolivia, is working with local indigenous populations and private land owners to set aside forest reserves in various regions of Bolivia including Tarija, La Paz, and Beni. Green Hearts Project teaches environmental education to school-aged children who participate in planting trees. The project needs volunteers to help plant over 2 million trees over the next few years in various areas of Bolivia. Planting of these forest reserves will take the shape of enormous green hearts, visible from space. GHP is also working to include Tarija in Earth Hour in March 2010 and to get an ordinance passed in Tarija to limit the use of plastic and polyurethane bags. Volunteer in Bolivia on environmental education.

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CHUCHINI WILDLIFE REFUGE This ecological and archeological reserve is in desperate need of volunteers at this time. If you would like to volunteer, contact them now on this page. You can work directly with rescued birds and animals if you have experience, but you can also help with forest and property maintenance, feeding and clean-up, gardening or anything else required at this beautiful, now at-risk-of-being-sold wildlife refuge. If you ever wanted to swim with pink river dolphins this is your chance.

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SUSTAINABLE BOLIVIA is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with its main offices in Cochabamba, Bolivia. With projects in the Andean highlands, our primary objective is to provide Bolivian organizations with much needed human and financial resources while providing international students and professionals the opportunity to gain practical work experience through internships and volunteer opportunities in Bolivia.

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INTI WARA YASSI is a Bolivian Non-Governmental Organisation staffed by people who come from around the world to volunteer in Bolivia. It is one of Bolivia's only refuges for abused wild animals. In October 2009 they were visited by Jane Goodall. In 2009 Inti Wara Yassi's Machia Animal Refuge in Villa Tunari was being destroyed for a road. Read more. We recently featured a volunteer who spent time at Inti Wara Yassi. You can read about her volunteer experience here.

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CARE INTERNATIONAL IN BOLIVIA has been contributing and responding to priorities in Bolivia for over 31 years, focusing its work on the search for hope, tolerance and justice to ensure poverty is overcome and people are able to live with dignity and security and exercise their rights. This is achieved year after year by serving the people and families in the poorest communities of the country thanks to work done jointly with other social actors in order to make the greatest impact it can on the lives of the Bolivian population.

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Contact Us

ABC Spanish Tuition
Address: Avenida Simon Bolivar, Pasaje 1880, Nº 1785, Miraflores
La Paz - Bolivia
Phone: +591-2 2220582
Cell: +591 72552871
Email: williamor@hotmail.com

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