Sustainable Bolivia has numerous volunteer and internship opportunities. Volunteers can help support our work in education, environmental conservation, healthcare, community tourism, the arts, tourism and more.
All of our placements match individual skills and interests with local needs to provide the most rewarding and beneficial experience, should it be with us directly or with a local partner organization.
Placement is determined by applicant interest, as well as time commitment, language ability, and previous experience. We encourage all interested individuals to review our volunteer/internship opportunities, paying special attention to the minimum requirements. We have opportunities in:
- Education and Youth Development: To work with children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds in orphanages or daycare centers.
- Ecotourism and Conservation: To help the development of a community-based ecotourism project, lead biodiversity research or conservation work and environmental education.
- NGO Support: To help us with communication, marketing, research, or grant writing and have experience in international cooperation and development.
- Art and Research Residencies: We promote the arts and research in Riberalta and in Bolivia while fostering intercultural exchange between international and local people from different backgrounds but with the same interests.
- Pisatahua, Plant Medicine Retreat: Pisatahua is an integrative plant-medicine retreat, located in the Aquicuana Reserve. Sustainable Bolivia is Pisatahua’s sister non-profit.
Together, we’ll work together to find the most rewarding experience, while ensuring that our volunteers and interns make a sustainable impact in the community.
As part of the Sustainable Bolivia community, volunteers/interns have transport from airport upon arrival, wireless internet access, orientation, and staff support.
Volunteers can stay in our communal home in the city of Riberalta, or with a carefully-selected family. All volunteers have the opportunity to visit our plant medicine retreat and walk the trails of the Aquicuana Reserve.