Bolivia boasts the highest city in
the world, La Paz, the largest salt plain, Salar de Uyuni,
and the world’s largest wetland, the Pantanal. Teaching
English in Bolivia can help to alleviate poverty, by promoting
economic stability and employment opportunities.
Two thirds of Bolivia are subsistence farmers who live in
poverty. Volunteers can get involved with community projects
developing the confidence of underprivileged children, or
rescuing abandoned animals from the streets of La Paz.
:: Volunteer & Learn Spanish
'La Ciudad Blanca' is located at nearly 3,000m in the Andean
highlands and is the judicial capital of Bolivia. Support
from UNESCO and relative isolation has only served to maintain
Sucre's colonial elegance, yet with two universities it has
a youthful, energetic feel. Volunteers certainly won't be
bored here - the lively central plaza is a swarm of students,
locals and indigenous people, with numerous museums, mansions
and colonial churches to explore. Click on the Volunteer
& Spanish links to find out more..
Special educational teachers deal with the behavioural,
emotional and learning difficulties of disabled children.
Pre-entry level experience of working with children with special
needs is desirable. Gaining this experience through voluntary
work can demonstrate initiative and a keen interest in this
profession, especially with the added challenge of teaching
children of a different culture.
If you are thinking of a degree in journalism / NCTJ,
you generally need to have some experience before you start.
The world of journalism is highly competitive and often underpaid,
but with a Volunteer Bolivia placement, you should
have the necessary experience to gain the entry level experience
needed for an NCTJ or degree in journalism.
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