Volunteer for Environmental Education

Location: Bolivia: Cochabamba

Program Duration: Summer, 7-12 Months, 3-6 Months, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Beyond South America

Las Hiedras (entre Pando y Luis Calvo) Cochabamba, Cochabamba Bolivia


Rapidly increasing traffic in the Andes of Bolivia leads to high concentrations of pollutant - green areas with trees and shrubs are rare. Outside the cities, there are few alternatives to agriculture and hardly any access to renewable energies. The population lacks knowledge of sustainable use of small forest areas and the sustainable sale of wood.
Our partner gives environmental education to students in the south of the city of Cochabamba, integrating aspects of environmental protection, plant production and waste management. They teach in classrooms, give classes in nature and do hands-on work with the students. Every year, training programs with 1,500 to 2,000 students are realized.

Useful skills: experience in teaching, developing didactic materials, interest in/knowledge of environmental subjects, interest in/knowledge of agricultural subjects, flexibility, research, working with kids.

Possible tasks: assisting the teachers giving classes, developing methods and didactic material, researching educational information, developing short-term group projects for environmental education.

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Ecology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

One site: Airport pick-up, host family or volunteer house, borrowed cellphone and SIM-card, 24/7 contact to volunteer-coordinator, emergency support, purified water, hospitals and western doctors, supermarkets, wifi and good mobile signal, vast cultural life.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Youth
  • Tree Planting
  • Organic Farming
  • Reforestation
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
Year Founded