A state-run temporary home, situated near the centre of La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. The Hogar is home to about 75 children mainly between the ages of 6 and 12. Children are taken to the home for a variety of reasons from abandonment to mistreatment. The majority of the children study at the school within the home, with a few older children studying at a local public school.
Babysitting / child care
Volunteers design the activities they will do, and keep the workshop in order. Alot of self-initiative, motivation, creativity, and loving care is required on the part of those who wish to volunteer here.
As you are in constant contact with the children, it is also important to have a good grasp of Spanish.
If you have specific artistic talents, in areas such as music, dance, drama, or ceramics, you are welcome to do projects separate from the general activities of visual arts in the workshop.
If you have experience in teaching, psychology or physical therapy it is possible to volunteer in the school or work with the Bolivian professionals in addition to involvement in the creativity program.
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