Volunteering in Bolivia

Are you interested in a volunteer experience but you’re not quite sure where you want to go or what you want to do when you get there? Well then, you should be looking at volunteering in Bolivia. It’s actually an amazing country that will allow you the experience of a lifetime. You’ll find yourself truly captivated by the country itself, the people and the experience of being able to make a difference in someone’s life, in entirely new ways that you may never have even dreamed of.

One of the most amazing things about Bolivia is that there are very few tourists there. In fact, it’s one country that’s visited the least in all of South America. And that helps to keep the costs of visiting down. For your free time, you’re going to love the forests and animals as well as exploring the different cultures of this country. Not to mention you’ll see mountains, volcanos and ancient Incan trails. And that’s just what you’re going to do while you’re exploring for yourself. You’re also going to have some spectacular opportunities conducting your volunteer work as well.

When you travel for volunteering in Bolivia you’ll have the opportunity to take a short trip of only a single week or one that lasts up to 12 weeks, with anything in between. Once you get there, you’re expected to work 5 days a week and 6-8 hours a day. That means you’re still going to have a whole lot of time to yourself, to do the things that you find most interesting and exciting. But you’re also going to have amazing opportunities to give back to the people of the region, in one of a number of different ways that are most important to you.

The programs through A Broader View are located in the town of Sucre, and you’ll have opportunities that allow you to utilize your skills in different ways. If you have medical training of any kind there are programs where you can give back within the community and make a big difference for the people there. Whether you have minimal medical training or you are a licensed doctor, there is something that you can do to help. For those without medical training, or those who have different interests, helping the children in this community is always a great way to give back.

No matter what type of program you’re interested in, your help will definitely be greatly appreciated in Bolivia. You’ll be able to give back and support the children through orphanage and street child programs as well as through child care and kindergarten classes. Or you can join a medical program to help those who are most in need. And to add to the experience, you can even join a language and cultural immersion program to help you truly interact with the locals. It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime, and you’re going to remember all of the amazing things you did for a long time to come. 

17 years and over. With parents if under

18 years and over.
W/ parents if under

24/7 local staff in country

24/7 local staff
in country

Tax deductible and fundraising options

Tax deductible and
fundraising options

Accommodations safe & friendliness

Accommodations safe & friendliness

Spanish Lessons available if needed

Spanish Lessons
available if needed

Work Schedule 4-8 hours a day

Work Schedule
4-8 hours a day

Airport Transfers included abroad

Airport Transfers
included abroad

Programs start at any day

Programs start
at any day

Language Requirements

No Language

Available for Special Groups

Available for Special Groups


  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Arrival airport: Sucre (Code: SRE)
  • Work schedule: Monday to Friday 6 to 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Police Check/Clearance report
  • Optional: Spanish Immersion Lesson.. read more
  • Age limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: Latam, American, Boliviana
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Volunteer Opportunities in Bolivia Sucre

Language & Cultural Immersion

Language & Cultural Immersion

Volunteer Bolivia delve into a new language! Learn Spanish, brush up on your existing knowledge or enhance your skills while being immersed in a community project in Sucre. Live with a local host family, be part of of a community led service project all while learning Spanish.

Language immersion includes half day Spanish lessons (15 hours per week). Immersion program is available from one week to one month. Language Immersion program is combinable with any of our Sucre based volunteer projects. Language lessons are given by local tutors. Lessons focus on conversation practice, grammar, vocabulary and will be customized based on your Spanish levels.

Orphanage Program

Orphanage Program

If you want to work with babies and smaller children, this residential care center is home to children between the ages of 0-6 years. This is a well-maintained residential home in Sucre, for children who are waiting to be adopted. 

The professional staff provide guidance to our volunteers, who are very much in demand to help with the day to day activities. The center needs self-starters who are engaging with small children, and able to keep up the quick pace! 

The job of a volunteer usually requires listening to children, offering comfort when needed, and resolving minor spats and squabbles. Often, volunteers help with preparation, serving and cleanup of snacks or meals. Volunteers help in all aspects of daily life: helping with bathing, feeding the children, getting meals prepared, reading stories, playing games and basically providing one on one attention to these little children. The orphanage is located about 20 minutes from downtown Sucre. 

Most needed donations: baby diapers, powdered milk, children’s vitamins and cold medicine, educational toys, games, crayons, pencils, coloring books, children’s Spanish books and music.

Child Care Kindergarten

Child Care Program

Volunteer in a local kindergarten located in Sucre. The fundamental aim of the school is to educate the children in a safe and secure atmosphere and to prepare them for the future. The center encourages the cognitive development of the children, to prepare them for starting primary school. At the school the children are provided education and the staff help the children develop attitudes towards personal responsibility, autonomy, respect, and creativity. 

Most of the children attending this school come from low-income families. There are currently over 300 children between the ages of four and five years old. With over 40 children per room, volunteers help the qualified teachers with care of the children. You will assist teachers in their classes by helping the children to draw, cut with scissors, teach songs, letters, numbers, play with the children during recess, take them to the bathroom, wash their hands, etc. 

Most needed donations: pencils, story books in Spanish, colored pens/crayons, notebooks, educational games, maps, baby diapers, powdered milk, children’s vitamins and cold medicine, educational toys, games, crayons, pencils, coloring books, children’s Spanish books and music.

Child Support Center

Child Support Center Program

People who dedicate time and energy at a daycare center have an opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of underprivileged children. This setting can be challenging, but it is rewarding for people who enjoy interacting with children and guiding them as they grow and learn. Volunteers usually perform a variety of duties as they assist a daycare supervisor, teacher or primary caretaker.

This day-care center is in the Villa Margarita neighborhood and operates on a Monday to Friday schedule. There are approximately 30 children, mostly from single mother homes and low-income families. The center provides care to the children as their parents work in the nearby marketplaces and shops. Most of the children are babies, toddles and pre-schools from ages 0-4 years old.

Volunteers will help with meal preparation, changing diapers, feeding babies and also play time with the preschoolers. Volunteers need to be enthusiastic and self-starters willing to jump in and help in any manner needed of them. 

Most needed donations: children vitamins, cold medicine, colored pens/crayons, notebooks, educational games, diapers, children toys, Spanish books and music.

Street Kids / Youth Program

Street Kids / Youth Program

This program is dedicated to assisting abandoned, homeless and at-risk youth in Sucre. Presently, there are approximately 65 adolescent males between the ages of 6 and 17 years old residing at the center. The primary goal is to meet the needs of local youth by providing essential wraparound services in a compassionate environment. 

The teen residents are provided safe accommodations, three meals per day, educational materials and resources to empower them for a better life. The focus includes as much on health and wellness information as with providing education and employment resources. 

This is a challenging program but can be extremely rewarding. The center provides an open door to youth seeking new experiences and new opportunities. The program focuses on improving academic success, giving all youth the skills they need to become the leaders of tomorrow, exposing kids to the world of art and music, giving them a safe place for social recreation, keeping them fit and healthy and giving them a place to take safe chances for new experiences and opportunities.

Volunteers are encouraged to introduce skills and activities such as sports, basic mechanics, music/arts, academic support, and basic technology (computer skills

Most needed donations: English/Spanish dictionary, all school supplies, vocabulary books, puzzles, personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, shampoo and cleaning supplies like soap/deodorant. 

Pre Medical / Pre Nurse Psychiatry Program

Pre Medical / Pre Nurse Psychiatry Program

This is an opportunity for pre-medical/nursing health students, as well as pre-medical and student nurses interested in a health career to work in Bolivia’s only Psychiatric Hospital, located in Sucre.

Volunteers will support the health care efforts to a group of people often forgotten in Bolivian society. The hospital cares for up to 350 patients of all ages, but on this project, you will mainly be working with adults. 

As a volunteer, you will work alongside permanent medical staff, as well as Bolivian volunteers, many of whom are based at the hospital for part of their medical training. This is a fantastic way to gain experience in a supported environment.The patients at the hospital need a lot of stimulation, support and attention. Since it is the only psychiatric hospital in Bolivia, many of the patient’s families live a long way away, and as such they rarely receive visitors.

Volunteers assist the medical staff with occupational therapy and physiotherapy. You will also spend a lot of time taking part in activities with the patients to ensure they are constantly stimulated and motivated throughout the day. Games, didactic materials and general interaction through conversation are all important. There is also a garden and vegetable patch that you will work on with the patients.

Volunteers will focus in the area of care for elderly people. These patients need a great deal of support and are often unable to walk or feed themselves. You will spend time assisting with care such as feeding, but also organizing stimulating activities and simply spending time talking to the patients and accompanying them on walks. These activities help to ensure the patients are mentally and physically stimulated as much as possible.

Most needed donations: secondhand clothing for adults, diapers, vitamins, first aid basic items.

Medical / Nurse Rehabilitation Center

Many of Sucre’s health care facilities are critically understaffed and underfunded. The hospitals are overburdened with patients, many of whom have illnesses preventable by basic hygiene and healthy living practices. International medical volunteers fill a necessary gap.

Medical and nursing trained providers work to support a local institution which specializes on rehabilitation hospitalization focused on disabled and handicapped children. There are approximately 170 children residents at the hospitals. Most of these children have limitations which do not allow them to return home. Some are abandoned or orphans, and due to their limitations, they are unable to live at an orphanage.

Movement is vital for their physical and mental growth, general health and overall wellbeing. Physiotherapy is a main focus to help the development of children’s motor skills and help with the improvement in strength and endurance. Areas of focus include the rehabilitation clinic for children, horse therapy project and also residential support to the children patients.

Requirements: Spanish proficiency, medical/nursing/health certification. Compassion, understanding, a desire to help in that area, friendly, and always to have a big smile. 

Volunteer Opportunities in Bolivia La Paz

Spanish Immersion Lessons

Volunteer Bolivia Delve into a new language. This is a great opportunity to take Spanish lessons while being part of a community project in La Paz. Be fully immersed in Bolivian culture, learn Spanish, live with a local host family, all the while contributing to the volunteer project.

Spanish lessons are half day while you volunteer the other half day. Lessons from 1 to 4 weeks, 20 hours a week, if you need more lessons you can pay locally to our coordinator. Language Immersion classes can be combined with any of the La Paz based volunteer projects: teaching, physical therapy, childcare support, Sports and animal rescue. Language lessons are given by local tutors. Lessons focus on conversation practice, grammar, vocabulary and will be customized based on your Spanish levels.

Child Care / Nursery

Child Care / Nursery

This nursery is a happy community child care centre for 60-80 local indigenous children from poor backgrounds, aged six months to four years. It was set up by local women to provide high quality early education in a safe and nurturing environment that also respected their culture and to enabled women to take up jobs outside their homes to sustain their families.

The role of the volunteers is to give practical support to the local indigenous women who work in the nursery. Volunteers provide educational support with the Montessori based curriculum, preparing additional activities and lessons to reinforce certain aspects of language development, social skills etc.  Some volunteers also help in the busy kitchen, to prepare wholesome and nutritious meals and work in the Nursery Green House.  Our role is not to impose our outside skills and experiences on the local women educators, but rather to build relationships of trust and to work with them to empower them. 

  • Program Open: from last week of January to last week of November
  • Local transportation: 10 minutes by bus US$0.50 each way, by Cab US$1.50 each way
  • Requirement: It is not necessary to have Spanish language skills, but of course basic Spanish always helps. This project is a great place to learn / improve your Spanish.

Hippotherapy Rehabilitation

Hippotherapy Rehabilitation

This center is a unique and magical place that provides healing support and therapy to children with special needs using horses. This centre provides hope and opportunities for so many families who often face discrimination and poverty in a society that shuns disabilities.  This Centre has opened its doors to children with a wide spectrum of needs and capacities, such as children with cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, autism and those who have suffered emotional trauma.

This center is supported by a dedicated team, made up of horse trainers, physiotherapists, psychiatrists who provide physical and emotional therapy on site to the children and support and advice to their parents. There are also many Bolivian students who volunteer here as part of their university course and this means that this is a great place for international volunteers to meet students and other Bolivian professionals.

Description of volunteer activities:  There are many different areas where volunteers can help us. We welcome people with specialized skills such as horse riding instructors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, and physiologists and also people who simply love children and horses. Volunteers can participate in the therapy sessions and also in the care of the horses (grooming, exercising, mucking out etc) and general maintenance of the centre. We welcome everyone who shares our dream of a more inclusive society where each person can reach their potential and their rights are respected.

Project Notes:

  • We accept volunteers from the 2nd week of January to the mid December.
  • Transportation: by bus from volunteer accommodation is approx 40 minutes by local bus (approx.US$1 each way or by 14 minutes by cab (USD$5 each way)
  • It is not necessary to have Spanish language skills, but of course basic Spanish always helps. This project is a great place to learn / improve your Spanish.

Animal Rescue Center

Animal Rescue Center

Our volunteers work alongside the animal care shelter team on a program which improves the quality of life for the animals and birds, many of which have survived trafficking or abuse and come to the center as a refuge.

The zoo is set in a beautiful valley and you will work alongside a multidisciplinary team that is enthusiastic and committed to promoting the welfare and the protection of animals in Bolivia through environmental education and also the animal enrichment program.

Description of volunteer and internship activities:

This volunteer placement provides a very unique opportunity to interact more closely with animals than you are normally able to have by just visiting the center, and to learn fascinating information about many unique species. For safety reasons volunteers are never expected to interact closely with any of the larger or more dangerous species.

  • Volunteers create enrichment “toys” for the animals as stimulation and to increase their wellbeing.
  • Volunteers participate in feeding activities.
  • Volunteers work in the kitchen to prepare the nutritious food.
  • Volunteers also contribute to environmental education programs supported by the zoo directed at school children and families.
  • Volunteers help with the maintenance and landscaping of the zoo.
  • Volunteers create enrichment “toys” for the animals as stimulation and to increase their wellbeing.
  • Volunteers participate in feeding activities.
  • Volunteers work in the kitchen to prepare the nutritious food.
  • Volunteers also contribute to environmental education programs supported by the zoo directed at school children and families.
  • Volunteers help with the maintenance and landscaping of the zoo.

Internships and Professional Volunteers with Expertise in Related Fields

The center can support internships and professional practice of students and research that furthers the objectives and enriches our work. These internships and professional placements may cover the following tasks:

  • Support in the animal hospital
  • Contributing to research programs, such as observing behavior of animals in certain settings or when the environment is changed.
  • Giving talks and delivering information to multidisciplinary staff and professionals on issues related to zoology, animal medicine, conservation, and animal welfare, education for conservation.

Project Notes:

  • We accept volunteers from the 2nd week of January to the mid December.
  • Transportation: by bus from volunteer accommodation is 10 minutes by local bus (approx.US$0.50 each way or by 5 minutes by cab (USD$1.50 each way)
  • It is not necessary to have Spanish language skills, but of course basic Spanish always helps. This project is a great place to learn / improve your Spanish.

Children Support / Refuge

Children Support / Refuge

Volunteers supports girls and boys (approximately 20 but this number may fluctuate) who are staying in a small residential home. Many of these children have suffered violence and abuse and are in a very fragile situation. They live with their mothers, who are undergoing the final stages of a year-long therapy program for drug and alcohol dependency. The refuge which is located in a pleasant residential friendly house that is managed by a small team of dedicated professional who will welcome you with open arms and you will soon feel very much at home here in this community.

Role of Volunteers

Volunteers run recreational and therapeutic sessions which draw on their own skills and experiences –  for example through art, music, dancing, sports activities. Although there are reasonable restrictions regarding the appropriateness of activities for these vulnerable children, this project provides volunteers with the most creative freedom and opportunity to use their personal skills. Volunteers are in charge of designing and planning one to two hour activity sessions and the children hugely enjoy the variety of activities they receive from different volunteers.

Project Notes:

  • Transportation: by bus from volunteer accommodation is 10 minutes by local bus (approx.US$0.50 each way or by 5 minutes by cab (USD$1.50 each way)
  • It is not necessary to have Spanish language skills, but of course basic Spanish always helps. This project is a great place to learn / improve your Spanish.

Teaching / Education

Teaching / Education

We need volunteers to teach English in our village schools. The students are very enthusiastic and the classes serve as a cultural exchange between the students and volunteers, where the students present and share their culture and identity, as well as having the opportunity to learn about similarities and differences with foreign cultural practices.

The objectives of these classes are: to increase their vocabulary, to promote their interest and appreciation about cultural practices and customs in Bolivia and across the world, and finally to promote self-esteem of students to express themselves in front of a group. Girls, especially benefit from these workshops. They are often shy and do not speak up in class in formal classes, but with our focus on gender equality and inclusive participation, our volunteers encourage them to speak up and speak out. We have seen over the years how students that have participated in our courses have gained employment or become entrepreneurs in the flourishing tourism sector in the village.  During the year, in response to expressed requests from community groups we may also set up courses for adult learners. 

Role of Volunteers:

To prepare and implement English classes for groups of 15 to 30 children (including preschool, primary and high school levels) and occasionally adults living in the community. This requires great organizational skills and we will ensure you have enough time to prepare well-structured classes. You will need to be innovative as materials may be limited. Volunteers usually work in pairs or buddy up with Bolivian volunteers.

Project Notes

  • We accept volunteers from the 2nd week of January to the mid December.
  • The schools are located in different areas – most are very close by (even walking distance) but sometimes we respond to expressed needs in more rural areas. Transportation: by bus from volunteer accommodation is between 10-30 minutes by local bus (approx.US$0.50 each way or by 5-15 minutes by cab (USD$1.50 – USD$5 each way)

Sports Social Work

Sports Social Work

Football is the national sport in Bolivia but until recently it was exclusively for boys. Up Close Bolivia supports footballs school in La Paz that aim to integrate boys and girls, fostering not only technical expertise but also key values around team work, gender equity and communication.  Each school works with approximately 30 to 50 children aged 5-15 years of age.

The football schools are situated in nearby neighbourhoods about 30 minutes from the volunteer houses and cater for children, many from low income families, from across the city.

Role of the Volunteers

  • You will work alongside local coaches in leading and supporting training sessions with boys and girls.
  • You can introduce new drills and games and tie these into education around team work, gender equity and good communication.

Project Notes

  • We accept volunteers from the 2nd week of January to the mid December.
  • The schools are located in different areas. Transportation: by bus from volunteer accommodation is 30-45 minutes by local bus (approx.US$1 each way or by 15-20 minutes by cab (USD$5 each way)

Community Service

Community Service

We work with community organizations using art and particularly community murals and occasionally theatre and workshops etc. – to raise awareness about local sustainable and ecological development, and on specific issues such as recycling, human rights, animal welfare and gender equity etc, responding to the interest of the local community groups or schools we are working with.

On a regular basis, we also offer our services to local organizations and schools to improve and clean up the environment, this may involve tree planting, rehabilitating classrooms or community centers, clearing rubble, rehabilitating playgrounds and schools, amongst other activities.

These projects are a great way to see a concrete action during a limited period of time and to leave a visible legacy in our community. When the project is completed we organize a celebration and thanksgiving ceremony with the volunteers, members of the community and local leaders.

Project Notes for Groups

  • We accept volunteers from the 2nd week of January to the mid December.
  • The projects we support are located in different areas, usually within walking distance from the volunteer accommodation. Transportation: by bus from volunteer accommodation is 30-45 minutes by local bus (approx.US$1 each way or by 15-20 minutes by cab (USD$5 each way)
  • No Spanish required.

Country Info

Country Details

Plaza Bolivia

Bolivia is a traveler’s dream! Small communities, a unique culture, beautiful surroundings without the typical tourist crowds. However, the country is still plagued with oppressive poverty, and a lack of skilled providers which puts strain on important human services such as healthcare, education, and child services.

Volunteer in Bolivia with A Broader View Volunteers. Our top-rated USA non-profit charity organization works tirelessly to support our wonderful volunteers and serve the local communities where our volunteer programs are located. Our volunteer programs are based in the city of Sucre. Program placements are tailored to our volunteer’s interests, skill sets, Spanish abilities and availability.

Our volunteers offer hands-on, capable support in areas of need. In Bolivia, millions of people are living well below the poverty line. Street kids and homelessness is a huge problem in Bolivia. Our ABV volunteer programs are focused on supporting the needs of local teens and children in desperate need of assistance.

Volunteering in Bolivia is an incredibly rewarding experience. We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds to join us. Whether you’re seeking volunteer abroad programs for college students or voluntary work for over 60s, as a trusted non-profit organization which prioritizes the safety of our volunteers, ABV has a lot to offer!

A Broader View give you the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service work, learn a foreign language, make lifelong friends and discover that one person really can make a difference. Your search for the best volunteer abroad programs ends here – volunteer in Bolivia with us and gain A Broader View of the world.

Volunteering in Bolivia Sucre

Founded around 1540, Sucre is considered Bolivia’s most beautiful city. Whitewashed buildings, colonial architecture and colorful patios surrounded by mountains, make Sucre a great place to visit or learn Spanish. Sucre has a wealth of museums, churches, café and marketplaces. Considered as the constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre is a city with spectacular rooftops along with a vibrant, youthful optimism. Sucre is a Unesco World Heritage site and includes a thriving university city. Sucre is famously titled “La Ciudad Blanca de Las Americas” – “The White City of the Americas”.

Sucre is a fascinating place to visit and volunteer. Do more than just sightseeing, volunteering is a rewarding experience and a good way to stay a little longer and get immersed into the local culture. We offer a wide range of volunteer options to choose from.

Volunteering in Bolivia La Paz

Sitting in a valley in the Andes Mountains, La Paz is the city that touches the clouds. The de facto capital of Bolivia, and sitting between 3300 and 4100 meters above sea level, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. Rich with 19th century churches, museums of artifacts from the pre-Conquest era, precarious overlooks, and colorful markets, La Paz is truly unique. The Witches’ Market, in the center of the city, sells charms and potions for Aymara rituals, as well as souvenirs.


Elizabeth Bolivia Sucre Rolando Bolivia La Paz Emma Bolivia La Paz

Welcome to Bolivia 🇧🇴 (Bienvenidos a Bolivia!). Our Names are Elizabeth and Emma and we are your ABV coordinators while you are staying in Bolivia. My country has one big city, La Paz. But you will be working in Sucre. I will be ready, support 24/7 in case you need to contact me urgently. I will introduce you to your volunteer location and staff.

You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask me questions while in country.



Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data: 

  • During the month of June and July you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in January.
  • On average, the warmest month is October.
  • On average, the coolest month is July.
  • January is the wettest month.
  • August is the driest month.

Reviews & Multimedia


I loved when the kids would know my name and get excited to see. It meant to me that I was making them happy and that alone made me incredibly happy to be there. During the weekdays, I would get up at 8 am and go to volunteer. I would come home for lunch at my host mom’s.



Nationality: USA

Age: 23


This experience as a whole has surpassed my expectations as a volunteer. I am taking way more out of this program that I feel I even put in. The growth that you see yourself is something only time can prove. ABV was the more credible program I found online after many weeks of research.



Nationality: USA

Age: 25


I think this was a great experience/opportunity for me. I worked at the dental hospital and it was great to see how different they treat their patients and the different accommodations they have to make. Living at Maria Elena´s was very nice.



Nationality: USA

Age: 22


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Prices for Bolivia

Program Fees

Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501 c(3) charitable organization, You can fundraise (optional) for the expenses of the trip after you get confirmed in our programs. Prices are per person and in US dollars (US$).

Length of programProgram Fee $USD
1 week $895.00
2 weeks $1,030.00
3 weeks $1,195.00
4 weeks $1,360.00
5 weeks $1,575.00
6 weeks $1,690.00
7 weeks $1,855.00
8 weeks $2,030.00
Country / weeks1234
Bolivia - Language Immersion $1,025.00 $1,190.00 $1,355.00 $1,520.00


  • Accommodation: Host Family (Sucre)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, and lunch or dinner (2 meals set by host)
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Sucre Orientation
  • Support: Pre-departure helpdesk, Local Coordinator and 24hr emergency support
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Extra costs: Flights to Bolivia. Entry Visa (if applicable). Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. No lunch or dinner (host will let you know). Travel & Health Insurance (approx. us$53). Laundry and Internet (us$5 per load & US$10 per week) paid in advance to host family.


Tour and weekend trips

Once in country our local coordinator can help you find the most reliable and safe tour agencies for weekend trips, you can pay in cash or in most locations with a credit card. These tours are not part of the ABV fees.

Small-Group Sucre City Walking Tour

Embark on a small-group walking tour around Sucre, Bolivia's constitutional capital and one of the country's most beloved cities. Enjoy the expertise of a local guide and visit such stops as Sucre's main square, Simon Bolivar Park and Museo de la Recoleta, which overlooks the city center. Sample corn-based beverages like Tojori and the spirited Chicha along the way, and travel by cab to Sucre's vast cemetery, also hailed as one of its most beautiful places. Approx. US$55

Visit to Uyuni Salt Flats from Sucre by Bus

  • Visit the famous Salar de Uyuni, with personalized service from Sucre in Turistic Bus.
  • The Tour is organized from the pick-up and drop-off from the Hotels of Sucre, Bolivia. Approx: US$75

Inca Trail and Crater of Maragua Full Day

  • Excursion to Chataquila, visit of the Sanctuary. Walk along the Pre-Hispanic Way, where the leader Tomas Katari was ruined, the Inca trail is nestled in an exotic Andean landscape, curious rock formations and unique vegetation.
  • The visit to the town allows you to visit some indigenous textile weavers of great cultural value from the Jalk’a ethnic group. Tour of stunning mountains and colorful landscapes.

Festivals and Festivities

Virgen de Guadalupe Festival In Sucre

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Sucre’s International Culture Festival

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The Pujllay Festival of Tarabuco

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Bolivian Independence Day in Sucre

On the 6th of August, Bolivia celebrates its independence from the Spanish Empire. If you happen to be in the country on...

May 25th Celebrations – The First Cry for Freedom

May 25th holds a special significance for Sucre, and for Latin America as a whole. Over 200 years ago, on 25 May 1809,...

Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Sucre

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Martes de Challa in Sucre

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Carnaval in Sucre: Comadres

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Carnaval Water Wars in Sucre

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Colors Festival in Pictures

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General Information

Meals & Food

Volunteers are usually provided breakfast, lunch and dinner at their accommodation during the week and weekends (read the website for detail description of the meals or ask our staff online). Breakfast typically consists of toast, fruit, eggs, cereal accompanied with milk, tea or coffee. Dinner usually includes: meat (cow, chicken), potato, rice, vegetables, spaghetti and a variety of western food. Volunteers can be away from their accommodation mid-day so they take a lunch bag or they go back home. We recommend budgeting between US$5 and US$10 per day to purchase lunch if you don't return to the host family, let the host family know if you change the lunch plans. If you have specific dietary requirements, our local teams and home-stays can customize to you but be flexible as well.

Start Dates

Most of our programs run year round, you can start any volunteer/internship program on any day. When you apply you will lets know your start and end dates. Our programs run year round and have volunteers arriving almost every day from many different countries.

Since our programs sometimes depend on the local holiday calendar, there are brief occasions when normal programs work is suspended. For example, schools/daycares often close for long winter/summer vacations. During these times, we arrange for alternative work programs that are similar in substance to our ongoing programs, but address the short-term, direct needs of the local communities.

If you would like to arrange your start and end dates around the local holidays, please call us at 1.866.423.3258 or email us at [email protected].

Giving Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 4.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

How may we help you?!

How may we help you?!

Our staff has extensive travel and volunteer abroad experience. We have the answers to all your questions about volunteering with ABV. We can customize any of our programs to your needs and dates.

Call/chat with our team members:

(1) 215 780 1845 [email protected]

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* Price in US dollars
Toll Free: US/CA (1) 866-423-3258