About Beyond South America
We are a small-scale organization, consisting of 4 permanent employees
and a team of volunteers in the Netherlands who have passion and expertise
in making your experience as positive and educational as possible!
As an organization we strive for allowing
volunteers of all ages to get to know this
continent in a unique way. In a South American
country of your choice (Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador,
Guatemala), we will match you with a carefully
selected project based on your interests or
educational background. Our goal? Connecting
people and projects to create a meaningful
collaboration that benefits both parties.
Moreover, we give great importance to the
guidance of volunteers: with our ‘mother goose
method’ we do everything we can ensure that
you feel at home as quickly as possible. We are
there for you 24/7 in case of problems, we will
give you a hug when you need it, and tips
for your adventures!
OUR KEY VALUES
Other than connection, sustainability is our key
value. This does not only mean taking care of
nature and environment, but also considering the
long-term impact of projects on the local community.
How can we manage to stimulate both short-term
and long-term development and autonomy
through our work as an intermediary agency for
volunteers? We therefore intend to provide care
and services in a way that has a long-lasting effect.
This partially comes from our desire to offer children
perspectives on a better future. This is why we
collaborate with Casa de la Alegría, an NGO
that supports children and young adults who cope
with trauma through Creative Therapy. This is
a method based on offering therapy through
dance, music, play and art. All of our profits go
directly to this fund!
OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
The BSA team works from Casa Juntucha, our recently build house where everything we create comes together. In this house we offer brand new and spacious accommodation for the volunteers, including a communal terrace and a garden where the volunteers and the members of our foundation can meet each other. The office of Beyond South America is located here as well, together with a few classrooms where you can take Spanish lessons. We have created a dynamic space where living, working and learning comes together!
JOIN THE BSA FAMILY!
If you decide to come to Cochabamba for a volunteering stay, we will try to make you feel immediately at home. You will be able to meet all of our team members, who will be happy to answer your questions and show you around. Before you know it, you’ll become part of the family! If you are interested, you will be given the opportunity to help our foundation develop into something bigger, by supporting us with general tasks at the office or
our language school. You can become a real part of our team and help us build something that we believe in!
We offer very personalized attention to your wishes, needs and talents, in
order to find the best match possible. Whether you are happiest surrounded
by nature or in a big city, living with a host family or in a house with other
volunteers, we will help you the best we can to create your own adventure!