Promoting Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Through International Collaboration with Local Bolivian Initiatives
Who is Sustainable Bolivia?
Founded in 2007, Sustainable Bolivia (SB) is a 501 (c) 3 international non-profit organization with conservation and sustainable development initiatives in the Bolivian Amazon.
Our Work in the Aquicuana Reserve
In 2016, we helped secure protection for more than 20,000 hectares of rainforest, establishing the Aquicuana Reserve. Inside the Reserve, we partner with local communities and oversee projects focused on community-based ecotourism, conservation and resource management, and environmental education/research.
Our Work in Riberalta
In the nearby city of Riberalta, SB supports local organizations with volunteer placements and micro-grant funding. We provide local scholarships and organize internships, art residencies, and research opportunities for international students and professionals. We also oversee a Spanish and Indigenous Language School providing instruction in the native Chacobo, Cavineño and Ese Ejja languages.
Volunteer with Sustainable Bolivia
Sustainable Bolivia oversees a vibrant volunteer program. We maintain a large communal home and organize social gatherings, workshops and lectures.
Our staff coordinates volunteer placements with projects focused on education, NGO support, ecotourism and sustainability. We have an art residency program and organize independent research residencies.
Prospective volunteers can work in our office, at our Ecolodge Retreat, or with one of our partner organizations.
Volunteer and Research Opportunities
Art and Research residencies
Sustainable Bolivia promotes the arts and research projects in Bolivia while fostering intercultural exchange between international and local artists. We receive artists and researches in all disciplines including biology, botanic, visual arts, music, creative writing and video
Spread the Love
We asked former volunteers, partners, artists, scholarship recipients, and other members of our extended family to tell us why they love Sustainable Bolivia.
Video of Sasha on cultural exchange and volunteering at Sustainable Bolivia
SB’s gardener, Gary Lime on why he loves Sustainable Bolivia
Jessie Robinson’s video on sustainable communal living (Bolivia Sostenible)
How is living at an NGO? Video testimony from Sustainable Bolivia