Projects Abroad in Bolivia - Arrival Procedure in Cochabamba
- Arrival Airport: Cochabamba (CBB)
When you arrive at Cochabamba Airport, you will be met by a member of our Bolivia team. It's a small airport, and once you've collected your luggage and gone through immigration, look out for the Projects Abroad sign.
Volunteering in Bolivia: Orientation and Induction
One of our staff members will introduce you to Cochabamba, showing you where to find an internet café, how to phone home, where to catch a bus or a taxi from, and how to locate the Projects Abroad Bolivia office.
You will have time to relax with your host family who will be eager to settle you in and make you feel at home. Usually the following day a member of staff will then introduce you to your project supervisor and you will decide on a schedule. Most volunteers have a short 10 minute bus journey to work. If you are volunteering on a Standard Project, all necessary work-related transportation costs will be covered by Projects Abroad.
If you have any questions or problems, the Bolivia team are on the end of the phone 24 hours a day, or you can walk into the office during the day.
Projects for All Ages in Bolivia
Volunteer on a care project in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and provide children with much-needed care and attention. Placements include special-needs centres, orphanages, and homes for the elderly.
Help children with disabilities, or children who have lived on the street or had drug problems, through positive interactions with horses on our Equine Therapy program in Bolivia.
Work with a respected dog training centre in Bolivia to offer children with physical or mental disabilities stimulated learning through interaction with dogs.
Volunteer as a teacher in the vibrant university town of Cochabamba, Bolivia, and help local students develop their spoken language skills. Choose between working at a school or at the University of San Simon.
Volunteers with an advanced level of French teach at the University of San Simon in Bolivia, and help students develop their French language skills and fluency.
Intern in Bolivia as a Medical volunteer and work at a public health clinic in the bustling city of Cochabamba. There are a variety of departments within which you could work, such as Paediatrics, Gynaecology, Admissions, and Pharmacy. You can also get involved in community outreach work.
In Bolivia, health clinics often lack the funding needed to provide a sufficient staff base. As a nursing intern you can assist local nurses in a variety of departments including paediatrics, pharmacy, gynaecology, and admissions.
This internship program in Bolivia aims to alleviate malnourishment by improving nutritional awareness in disadvantaged communities. Interns will gain meaningful first-hand experience in nutritional work in a developing country.
Work with staff at a public health clinic in Bolivia and help provide dental care to locals in Cochabamba. You will have the opportunity to observe and help out with a huge variety of dental procedures.
Interning on a physiotherapy internship in Bolivia is a great opportunity to gain experience working in centres caring for children with special needs.
As a Dentistry elective student in Bolivia, you will work at a public health clinic in Cochabamba, and will have a supervisor who will coordinate your placement and ensure your elective requirements are met.
Some medical institutions in Bolivia have very basic facilities and limited staff. By choosing a Medical Elective in Bolivia you will get to see first-hand how the medical institutions cope with this.
By choosing a Nursing Elective in Bolivia you can volunteer in the specialisms of adult and child nursing or mental health. You may also be interested in working with people with learning disabilities.
Students in Bolivia taking a Physiotherapy Elective will work at various centres for children with disabilities. Some placements are also available in a burns unit within a hospital.
Spend time in Bolivia interning at a centre for abused women, or at an anti-human trafficking centre. Address issues such as abuse and prostitution by listening and offering support and guidance on the Human Rights Project.
Help develop the soccer skills of enthusiastic youngsters at a school that offers scholarships to kids from disadvantaged families in Bolivia. As a volunteer, you will work closely with the head soccer coach.
Coach youth volleyball in one of the most stunningly beautiful countries in the world, Bolivia. As a volunteer, you will help raise interest in volleyball among students as well as running training sessions.
As an intern on the Animal Care Project in Bolivia, you will work at a rescue and rehabilitation centre and gain practical experience taking care of the dogs, birds, and tortoises.
Live and work as a journalist in the vibrant city of Cochabamba. Intern with an English-language magazine and get involved in everything from researching stories and writing articles to designing layouts.
Have fun and help with the development of children in Bolivia by teaching music at a local school or a centre for the visually impaired in Cochabamba. This project uses a blend of traditional and western music to provide a positive outlet for children.
Social Work Students
Intern in Social Work in Bolivia and gain valuable experience working alongside a trained psychologist or social worker. You will provide assistance and care to the local community.
Take part in an intensive stand-alone Spanish language course or sign up for language tuition alongside your regular placement while you volunteer in Bolivia.
Take part in an intensive stand-alone Quecha language course or sign up for language tuition alongside your regular placement while you volunteer in Bolivia.
High School Specials for Teens in Bolivia
Improve the lives of children in Bolivia by helping facilitate lessons in horse riding, to improve motor and cognitive skills. You can also assist with the upkeep of the equestrian centre.
As a teen volunteer, you will be based in Cochabamba where you will observe doctors in hospitals and health centres and participate in worthwhile outreach work, medical workshops, and Spanish lessons.
Observe professional doctors in various hospital departments and take part in medical outreaches in a rural community in Cochabamba, and receive Spanish lessons.
Projects for professionals available in Bolivia
As a Projects Abroad PRO volunteer on this project you have the opportunity to provide diet and nutritional guidance to child care centres, health centres or with Social Services. You will also work alongside local staff treating patients.
As a professional volunteer doctor in Bolivia, you will treat patients at various health clinics in Cochabamba where human and financial resources are limited.
As a professional occupational therapist volunteer in Bolivia, you will be working and providing support at a day care centre in Cochabamba, where many patients come from underprivileged or abusive backgrounds.
In Bolivia, work as a professional physiotherapy volunteer in and around the city of Cochabamba. The focus of the project is a burns unit that treats children under the age of 16.
This volunteer social work project for professionals helps children and adults in Cochabamba who are from difficult backgrounds and those with special needs.
Work as professional teacher in Bolivia at a care centre run by Social Services, where you will assist children and adults with special needs.