BOLIVIA

Volunteer in Bolivia, a country characterised by the extremes of its landscapes and the vibrancy of its people. If you’ve got a head for heights get involved with a project in Bolivia where you’ll be able to experience the bustling streets of La Paz, stand on the shores of Lake Titicaca and trek in the Cordillera Real.

    Volunteering in Bolivia

    If you have spanish speaking skills and love sport, then get involved with our Sports Coaching project in the Andes. Or perhaps if you have wildlife experience join the veterinary internship. Regardless of your skillset, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved in one of the various projects that currently run in Bolivia and it is a popular destination with our families.

    Sadly, Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, and a startling number of Bolivian people live below the poverty line. The help of volunteers is therefore of the utmost importance to Bolivian communities.  All of the projects are situated in the capital of La Paz  where the old meets the new, and its bustling markets and flourishing street food scene are ideal ways to gain an insight into Bolivian culture. Explore the cathedrals, museums and galleries on foot, or admire them from above on Mi Teleférico, the world’s longest urban cable car network.

    Lovers of the outdoors will have no problem finding ways to spend their spare time in Bolivia. Venture out of La Paz on the weekend to the other-worldly Sala de Uyuni Salt flats. The flats provide a bewildering and totally unique experience for volunteers wishing to see for themselves the extremities of Bolivia’s landscape. It’s 11,000 km expanse of salt and rock is the place where the earth meets the sky and provides one of the most jaw-dropping panoramas on earth.

    So if you welcome a challenge, love grand landscapes and are keen to throw yourself into a unique culture, then join us in Bolivia where your efforts will have a positive and sustainable impact upon disadvantaged communities.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Here are some important facts about Bolivia:

    • Population -10,800,882 July 2015 estimate
    • Language – Spanish (official language), Quechua, Creole, Aymara, foreign languages, Guarani and other native languages
    • Religion – Catholic 76.8%, Evangelical and Pentecostal 8.1%, Protestant 7.9%, other 1.7%, none 5.5%
    • Currency Bolivianos (BOB)
    • Climate – varies with altitude, humid and tropical in lower areas and cold and semiarid in higher regions

    Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

    Veterinary Internship In Bolivia
    Come to La Paz and compliment your studies or work experience by participating in this exciting veterinary internship in Bolivia.
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    Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in La Paz
    Volunteer in a Children’s Centre in Bolivia managed entirely by local families from a small community.
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    Sports Coaching and Community Work in the Andes
    Become a sports coaching and community work volunteer in the Andes and help integrate boys and girls into sports, foster technical expertise, team work and gender equity.
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    Family Volunteering: Community Development Projects in Bolivia
    Volunteer in the poorest country in South America, and your family will be welcomed with open arms into a friendly and vivacious community
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    Construction and Animal Welfare Volunteering in the Andes
    Volunteer in the Bolivian Andes and combine construction work and animal welfare at the city zoo with improvements to a local children's centre.
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    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINEClick here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
    TELEPHONE INTERVIEWOnce we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

    HAVE A QUESTION?

    We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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