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Becoming a volunteer in South America is an exciting and rewarding experience that will change your life. Prepare before you travel by researching each of the Latin American countries that you are interested in doing volunteer work in. Some specialize in certain types of volunteer jobs more so than others so it is important to be informed.

Volunteer work in the tourism sector in Chile

Thursday September 18, 2014 - Posted by
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Volunteer work in the tourism sector in Chile

Volunteer work in Chile in the area of tourism is a great option and former participants have spoken very highly of these volunteer placements. If your work or studies are related to tourism, this experience will be of great value for you. If not, it will still be fun and entertaining experience with the possibility to meet new friends and to learn more about Chile. These working holidays offers you the best chance possible to live in Chile and get to know the country, the people and the culture while improving your Spanish skills.
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18 Sep

Volunteer at children’s center in Bolivia (part II)

Friday July 04, 2014 - Posted by
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Volunteer at children’s center in Bolivia (part II)

This article is the second part of the interview with Emma, one of the founders of the childcare center in Bolivia ( the first part is here.

Emma tells about her experiences and the impact the project and the volunteers have on the local community in Bolivia and how volunteers are needed here.

Can you describe what your overall experience is with volunteers?

We notice that the first week can often be overwhelming for the new volunteers. The children are all asking for your attention and almost no one of the local people speaks English . After two weeks or so, the volunteers are feeling more at home, they understand how everything works, the routines and activities. What also gives them a positive feeling is that they start to realize that the volunteer work they are doing is very helpful. For us it is important that they stay at least one month or longer, because too many change of faces will not have a good effect on the children. But, many of our volunteers decide to extend their stay. We are very often inspired and moved by our volunteers, and we really appreciate it that they are willing to share their time and talents with us. Their presence really creates true benefits for us and also for them. They do great work in our childcare center and they can improve their Spanish language skills while volunteering here in Bolivia.
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04 Jul

How to prepare for volunteer work in Latin America

Friday October 04, 2013 - Posted by
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Volunteer Work in Latin America

If you have decided to look further into options to do Volunteer Work in Latin America, this is a great opportunity to give back to the local Latinamerican societies where you are travelling.

It’s important, however, you realize it does require a bit of preparation and, once you are there, a bit of effort  and dedication to make the most our of your volunteer experience.

We have prepared a few important tips to prepare for Volunteer Work in Latin America  for you that might help you.

  • Be realistic about what you can achieve. You won’t be able to move the world. But many different volunteers at different projects and in  countries, are able to make a difference. You’re attitude is extremely important.
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04 Oct
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