Hello! We are a British Bolivian family living in La Paz, Bolivia, in a beautiful semi rural village surrounded by the Andes, just 30 mins from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city La Paz. We have been recieving workawayers for over 4 years and for us and the people that come to be a part of our extended family, it has been a wonderful experience.
We only accept volunteers who can stay for 4 weeks or more - this is because volunteers live as part of our family and our community and is not easy for us to have a quick turn-over of people.
This is the place if you want to experience the real Bolivia and get a true sense community. The area is characterised not only by the stunning natural surroundings but also a blossoming eco cultural tourist circuit. There is great trekking, mountain biking, horse back riding nearby as well as a very vibrant cultural agenda.
My family and I have been involved in community projects for many years and we run an international volunter programme in our community and we have a new camping ground on the beautiful mountain side where we live.
We are a busy household and often have several international volunteers living in the grounds of our family home whilst they spend 1-3 months working on local projects. It is a very sociable and stimulating environment to share with so many committed people and we often have shared meals or cultural events which workawayers are welcome to join.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
In May 2014 we openned our camp site, thanks to the creativity and contribution of may workawayers who we have recieved over the past 2 years. It is build on the mountainside just below our home and has used ecological construction techniques (green roof, solar panels, wine bottle windows, recycled irrigation systems etc).
The help would include:
Helping on the reception of our Camp site and providing information, services, support to guests. - everyday
Making and serving breakfasts - everyday
Support to general services and maintenance of the camp site and the volunteer houses which includes cleaning, watering plans, landscaping, making beds, cleaning the communal areas (bathrooms, kitchen) etc. everyday
Marketing and promoting of the Camping with local travel agencies, and in tourism places in La Paz
Give us feedback and input creative ideas to improve current and future services of the Camp site
Leading excursions for visitors to explore valley - when the needs arrives / demand of tourists
Hours: During the week our workawayers usually help 5 days a week for 5 hours a day. The rest of the day is free to rest or explore. The shifts may vary from day to day.
Breakfast - we provide breakfast on the days that you are working
Lunch - Workawayers share lunch with us
Dinner is the responsability of the workawayers - there are several cheap local shops for groceries in the village as well as great local restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty meal for under USD$5.
English and Spanish
We offer comfortable independent self catering accommodation on our land with access to kitchen and bathroom, hot water 24hrs, wifi, cable tv, comfy beds and feather duvets, hammocks and probably the best and most unspoilt views in La Paz and the mountains.
As the workawayers share living space with our other volunteers we need people who can are excellent at communal living and can respect the space of other people. This means that workawayers must abide by house rules and contribute to maintaining very high levels of cleanliness and hygiene.
We cook for many people each day and it is difficult for us to cater for vegetarians and vegans - sorry!
We ask all potential workaway volunteers to send us their CV and 2 references that we can contact by email before we can confirm the work exchange.
Time Commitment: ideally 1 to 3 months.
Age: Over 18
Language requirements: Basic Spanish (ideally) and English
We have 3 friendly dogs.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
We live in a very friendly village on the outskirts of La Paz. You will get a true sense of community and belonging during the time you stay with us.
5 hours a day 5 days a week
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