Volunteer in Bolivia

Organizing cultural events in Cochabamba
Cochabamba       January 1 - January 10, 2020

Volunteer project: Since the Water War of 2000, the historic main square of Cochabamba "September 14" is the place for various social and cultural activities. The September 14th Plaza receives hundreds of visitors, and community groups and organizations hold exhibitions, fairs and festivals, information and education workshops, film, poetry and book forums, etc. This is a good opportunity to demonstrate the cultural and participatory potential of the people in the square.

The volunteers will be providing logistic support for the development of cultural events in the square. They will participate in the organization of cultural activities, promotion of events and media coverage.

Language: English

Leisure time: During the free time, cultural activities or countryside visits will be organized in order to introduce volunteers to the history, traditions and pluricultural customs of the country. Volunteers will always be in contact with the local population.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a community center in the west part of the city of Cochabamba, 15 minutes from the central square September 14th.

Location: The project is located in the center of Cochabamba and the activities will take place in the main square of the city.

Terminal: Cochabamba

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euro
Transportation from Cochabamba Airport and local transportation during the project are included.
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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Environmental awareness and education work in Cochabamba
Cochabamba       January 10 - January 20, 2020

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 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

Leisure time: During the free time, cultural activities or countryside visits will be organized in order to introduce volunteers to the history, traditions and pluricultural customs of the country. Volunteers will always be in contact with the local population.

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: 200 Euro
Transportation from Cochabamba Airport and local transportation during the project are included.
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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Celebrating local culture at the Carnival of Oruro
Cochabamba and Oruro       February 14 - February 26, 2020

Volunteer project: The Carnival of Oruro is the most famous festival in Bolivia. It is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
In Cochabamba, we'll organize cultural and educational activities before the Oruro Carnival. Then we'll participate in the Carnival of Oruro, in the "Anata Andino", which is an indigenous dance of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth. In Bolivia, the Carnival is associated by indigenous influence to the festival of the harvest received from Pachamama.
It is in this context that we organize alternative, cultural and educational tours in Cochabamba as well as in Oruro, so that the volunteers can understand and share the local culture.

Volunteer tasks involve:
• Assisting in the organization of the Days of Art, Culture and Alternative community-based tourism
• Promotion and dissemination of information about cultural events.
• Promotion of cultural and alternative tourism areas of Cochabamba and Oruro.
• 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 the Carnival of Oruro.

Language: English

Leisure time: During the free time, cultural activities or countryside visits will be organized in order to introduce volunteers to the history, traditions and pluricultural customs of the country. Volunteers will always be in contact with the local population.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a community center in Cochabamba and in a youth hostel in Oruro.

Location: Cochabamba and Oruro

Terminal: Cochabamba

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 290 Euro
Transportation from Cochabamba Airport and local transportation during the project are included.
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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Celebrating indigenous culture at the Pujllay Festival in Tarabuco
Cochabamba       March 5 - March 16, 2020

Volunteer project: In 2014, UNESCO declared the Tarabuco carnival, known as the "Pujllay", as Intangible Heritage of Humanity for its originality and indigenous cultural richness. This cultural manifestation belongs to the Yampara culture of the Quechua Nation which is one of the strongest and most warlike for its cultural resistance. The carnival takes place in the municipality of Tarabuco where indigenous communities parade in multicolored dances. The party is the best opportunity to meet and admire this great community culture that maintains its multicolored ancestral fabric. It is important to make this great indigenous culture visible to the world with the help of volunteers and local community.

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
• Promotion and media coverage of the Pujllay festival in Tarabuco.
• Eco construction work in the field.
• Visiting places of alternative tourism in Cochabamba, Sucre (World Heritage) and Tarabuco.
• Support the garbage recycling works in Tarabuco, generated by the carnival.
• Documentation of cultural events.

Language: English

Leisure time: During the free time, cultural activities or countryside visits will be organized in order to introduce volunteers to the history, traditions and pluricultural customs of the country. Volunteers will always be in contact with the local population.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a community center in Cochabamba and in youth hostels in Sucre and Tarabuco.

Location: Cochabamba and Tarabuco

Terminal: Cochabamba

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro
Transportation from Cochabamba Airport and local transportation during the project are included.
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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