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Volunteering in Bolivia with Projects Abroad

  • Placement location: Cochabamba
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families
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  • Top places to travel: Uyuni salt flats, Lake Titicaca, Sucre  

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Map of Bolivia A beautiful landscape of Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America and is an immensely rewarding place in which to volunteer abroad. Voluntary work placements in Bolivia are available in Teaching, Care, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Dentistry, Journalism, Sports and Spanish Language. Projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement, or a career break.

A volunteer sightseeing in Bolivia

Where we are Based in Bolivia

Projects Abroad Bolivia is based in Cochabamba, a town over 2500m above sea level in the central highlands. Cochabamba has been described as having the world’s best climate – dry, warm days and cool nights. This vibrant university town is a magnet to students from all over South America. Living in Cochabamba, you'll have all the benefits of a historic town which has also prospered commercially.

Living in Cochabamba is a great way to improve or discover your linguistic skills. You will stay with a host family in the town, and you can choose to take Spanish lessons before or during your placement. But why not learn some Quechua, too? This language is indigenous to the area and is widely spoken, alongside Spanish, by the locals.

General Information on Bolivia

Cristo de la Concordia, in Bolivia

Landlocked Bolivia occupies the heart of South America. Its attractions include Andean Peaks, tropical Amazonian forests, bustling cities and peaceful traditional communities. Bolivia will give you a real taste of this varied continent, usually a long way off the tourist trail.

Although in economic terms Bolivia is a poor country, its riches lie in its history, its geographic and cultural diversity and, of course, its people.

Travel and Tourism in Bolivia

When you're not working, Bolivia offers a fantastic selection of places to explore. Cochabamba is a short trip from the National Park of Toro Toro. This primeval environment contains waterfalls, caves, magical landscapes and dinosaur footprints. There are plenty more opportunities in the rest of Bolivia. You can trek in the Andes, relax by the shores of Lake Titicaca, visit volcanoes or salt lakes, or explore the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin, rich with distinctive jungle wildlife.

Projects available in Bolivia

High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Bolivia

Projects for professionals available in Bolivia

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