We are a nonprofit combating child sexual violence in Bolivia, and have achieved the highest conviction rate of sexual predators in the world
Volunteers have the option of joining us for structured ten day Service Learning Trips, or to stay with us for a longer period of time. All volunteers stay in spacious apartments complete with kitchen and bathroom within our beautiful compound in the neighborhood of Chilimarca. The compound is adjacent to our school Comunidad Educative Para la Vida and an easy thirty minute bus ride away from our legal aid clinic in the center of Cochabamba.
Service Learning Trip participants have the opportunity to work in our legal clinic, school, and with our team of psychologists to support child survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, you'll join us on a three day excursion to see the Inca ruins in La Paz! Depending on when you travel with us, you'll also have the opportunity to spend two days in a rural Andean village conducting public health work, journeying to the Bolivian rainforest, and preparing for our August 9 walk against sexual violence.
Longer term volunteers often choose to participate in our Service Learning Trip while also focusing on a specific project during their stay, such as by shadowing one of our lawyers or participating in play therapy with the children.
Working at A Breeze of Hope is an incredible opportunity for aspiring lawyers, social workers, psychologists, and human rights advocates! Our trips will enable you to see a side of Bolivian life that most tourists never see; from cooking traditional food with our staff to picking up Quechua from our clients, you'll leave Cochabamba already planning your next trip back.
Working with us will include:
- Teaching children about their rights at our school in Chilimarca
- Participating in play therapies and recreational outings with our clients including yoga, dance, and art-making
- Volunteering at our Health Center in Chilimarca to shadow nurses and doctors offering health services to locals
- Working at our Learning From Differences program in the Andean mountains to teach life skills to children with disabilities
- Visiting world-famous tourist attractions like Lake Titicaca, Incachaca, and local villages
All volunteers stay in guesthouses in the neighborhood of Chilimarca. Guesthouses include en suite bathrooms and kitchens.
We offer a delicious array of meals cooked onsite, and are very welcoming of vegetarians and vegans!
Our daily fee includes your flight to and from Miami to Cochabamba, local transportation, tourism, meals, and accommodations!
Bolivia requires a visa for American citizens, and we will provide you assistance on navigating the visa application process.
We hold an annual March Against Sexual Violence on August 9, and run a concurrent service learning trip, giving you the opportunity to participate in the march!
A Breeze of Hope is the only organization in Bolivia that provides legal, psychological and social services to child survivors of sexual violence. We have the highest conviction rate for perpetrators in the world at 95%, and run a range of services including a school for disadvantaged children and a clinic offering legal and psychological aid.
We run several service trips a year, and also offer longer-term volunteer and internship opportunities. Volunteers work on a range of projects including teaching children about their rights and preparing for major advocacy events including our August 9 March Against Sexual Violence. We are also a grassroots organization run by and for Bolivians, providing you a unique chance to truly immerse yourself in Bolivian life. We are so excited to work with you!