Hear about Ali’s and Stef’s experience at Pintar en Bolivia and why they think you should also get invovled!
Great projects come along with a great team! Come and join our project helping us to address a valuable cause! We look for any enthusiastic volunteers, ready to immerse into a new culture, and with experience or interest in the following fields:
Speaking spanish will be a great advantage to being selected to come and volunteer with us.
We’re also currently looking for someone to help run and maintain Siente Cochabamba, our sustainable cooking workshop run by local women in need of a fair income. The project is a dynamic, immersive and cultural experience – you will learn all about authentic Bolivian culture, meet people from all over the world, and get to know Cochabamba in the most interesting way possible. We need someone bi-lingual, with good social skills and interested in learning about Bolivian culture.
Working with Pintar was an unexpected experience for my year in between studying. And it made me realise what I want to do with my life - which is to be an art therapist! I’m now enrolled to do a Masters in Art Therapy and can not wait to come back and help more with this incredible foundation. It changed my life and gave me faith. ’Pintar’ builds the confidence of not only the people whom it works with, but the people who come to work for it!
I can not do miracles, but in this way I can make a contribution and help put a smile on a sad face
Pintar en Bolivia give these children a great value: the feeling of being a child again!
As an art therapist student, I gained a lot of educational experience on the field, being in direct contact with the children and precarious situations. It has helped be more creative as how to interact with patients to conduct therapeutical sessions.
The results are impressive and it's interesting to see the link between their stories and artworks. I also notice that the women opened up towards each other. This strenghtens the group dynamic and shows they trust each other.
Bolivia is located in the centre of South-America. For this reason, Bolivia is mentioned as the ‘heart of South America’ and because of it’s natural beauty, also known as ‘the pearl of South America’.
Travelling through this country is a real discovery for anyone who loves to travel! The rugged landscapes, the powerful colours, and a diverse and authentic culture make you feel like you are standing in the middle of discovering a very pure country!
Bolivia has a handful of natural wonders which makes the country worth a visit! It holds a very rich culture, sometimes still untouched, colourful traditions, people of extreme kindness (as well as people with whom you’ll have to be patient to be well treated!), an interesting social diversity, colourful markets, a cheap and laid-back lifestyle, and an ease of mobility enabling one to easily visit the country. Bolivia is also known as a great place to enhance or learn Spanish, thanks to the gentle, clear and chanting way of speaking Spanish.
Can’t wait to join us? Give us a shout!