Looking for help with our Social Center for children and families in need in Copacabana-La Paz in Bolivia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family of laity within the Catholic Church, but open and welcoming to all those who wish to collaborate with us to build a better future for the children of Copacabana (La Paz, Bolivia). Earlier this year the Social Center began working with social, educational, wellness, and spiritual health services for children 6 to 12 years old. We have the privilege of living at the edge of the sacred lake of the Incas, Lake Titicaca, a world wonder. Although it is a tourist attraction, there is much human misery: extreme poverty, child malnutrition, alcoholism, selfishness, violence, etc.

    Our goal is to promote volunteering to help prepare food in the Community Soup kitchen, teach English other subjects, or help build a green house to provide fresh vegetables. Our Social Center has the potential to realize many other social projects, we give you the opportunity to change the world starting in partnership with us at Lake Titicaca.

    Somos una familia de laicos que trabajan conjuntamente con la iglesia católica en obras sociales, nos abrimos a todas las personas que deseen colaborar con su granito de arena para construir un futuro mejor para los niños de Copacabana (La Paz-Bolivia). Desde el presente año ya está funcionando el Centro Social con servicios sociales, educativos y de salud física y espiritual para niños de 6 a 12 años de edad. Tenemos el privilegio de vivir en el lago sagrado de los incas (Lago Titicaca), maravilla mundial. Si bien es un lugar turístico hay mucha miseria humana: desnutrición infantil, pobreza, alcoholismo, egoísmo, violencia, etc.

    Nuestro objetivo es promover el voluntariado tanto local como internacional ayudando a preparar los alimentos en el Comedor Social para niños y familias necesitadas, enseñar inglés u otra materia educativa o algún deporte. También nos puedes ayudar a construir una carpa solar para proveer verduras frescas al comedor social. Nuestro Centro Social tiene potencial para hacer realidad muchos otros proyectos sociales, te damos la oportunidad para cambiar el mundo empezando de nuestra ubicación a orillas del Lago Titicaca.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will meet good local people, work with them to build a better future for the children, and can choose to visit the tourist attractions of the world's highest lake.

    En primer lugar conocer buena gente local, trabajar con ellos para construir un futuro mejor para los niños, luego visitar los atractivos turísticos del Lago más alto del mundo.

  • Help


    Prepare food in the Community Soup kitchen for 35 children from 6 to 12 years old, teach English, math, any sport. Help build a green house.

    Preparar alimentos en el comedor Social para 35 niños de 6 a 12 años, enseñar inglés, matemáticas, algún deporte. Ayudar a construir una carpa solar para verduras frescas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Español, some English

  • Accommodation


    Lodging in the Social Center for 1 to 3 people maximum, Monday through Friday free lunch; kitchen available 7 days a week for making breakfast and/or dinner in the Social Center, free wifi, hot shower.

    Hospedaje en el Centro Social para 1 a 3 personas máximo, comida o cocina en el Centro Social, wifi gratis, ducha.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Community Soup kitchen for children works during the school calendar in Bolivia. The kitchen is normally closed in July, December and January.

    El Comedor Social para niños funciona durante el calendario escolar de Bolivia.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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