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La Paz
All Year: 2 months minimum
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 to 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 29747
Country: Bolivia

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Last Updated: September 5, 2014

We started in the Andean village of Sorata, Bolivia, working with women from low income families, encouraging them to be self sufficient. Now, 30 plus years later we continue to work with some of the same families and other artists we have met along the way, with our main workshop and two stores in La Paz, Bolivia. The income generated enables the artisans to provide a higher standard of living for their families.



We currently are seeking volunteers to help in the shop where we sell handmade items that the artisans make. Volunteers in the store will be responsible for maintaining inventory, transactions, helping customers, and working with the artisans themselves, as they come into the store with more finished projects. Knowledge of Spanish and English is most helpful with this position.

We are also looking for volunteers in Marketing, Fundraising, Graphic and Fashion Design as well as Social Media. Much of this work can be done from anywhere in the world over internet using English, however volunteers need to have a good knowledge of Spanish if they want to work in Bolivia.

If you are coming to volunteer in Bolivia, we ask that you stay a minimum of two months in order to make an impact. We offer accommodation during your stay in a flat in La Paz, Bolivia. Volunteers are responsible for the cost of food during their stay. Please note that we do NOT charge any fees for volunteering in our projects.


Fundraising Volunteers will be responsible for organizing and seeking out donations. We are a non-profit organization and rely solely on purchases and donations to maintain a valuable resource for Bolivian women to learn skills and increase their income. We encourage creative fundraising, whether online, through events, or by collaborating with other groups. The most important thing is that as a Fundraising Volunteer you should have some previous experience in this area and enthusiasm to support our organization.

Marketing Volunteers will be responsible for helping to promote our organization here in La Paz, as well as online. Your goal is to increase our publicity and make people more aware of our work in the community. We encourage you to do creative advertising projects online or in the city. You can work on our website or another form of media you have experience with. The most important thing is that as a Marketing volunteer you have some marketing experience and are inspired to be supportive to our organization. If you have a camera and photography experience that would also be helpful for this position!

Graphic Design Volunteers will be responsible for improving our online presence and overall edge in the artistic sense of the word. You will be able to use your creativity in improving the design of our website and facebook page. You also can work on your own projects, bringing the work of our organization into a new light. The most important thing is that you have experience with graphic design for websites and drive to support our organization. If you have a camera and photography experience that would also be helpful for this position!

Social Media Volunteers will be responsible for maintaining our online presence and connecting our organization with more NGOs, people interested in volunteering, and/or donating. This volunteer can uniquely work remotely, if they cannot come to La Paz. Your main goal is to improve our communications online. The most important thing is that you have experience using social media to promote small businesses or organizations. If you have a camera and photography experience that would also be helpful for this position!

Fashion Design Volunteers will be responsible for helping to suggest new designs for our line of handmade clothing and giving our organization new looks for the season. You can use your creativity to work with the artists on new patterns, colors, and styles. You can also learn the textile techniques that are artisans use. The most important thing is that you have experience designing clothing or making artisan crafts and drive to support our work.

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