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BOLIVIA VOLUNTEERS is the leading independent non-governmental provider of low cost personalized volunteering placements in a wide range of settings in Cochabamba, Bolivia including teaching, social care, animal welfare, sports coaching and the performing arts.

The organization´s Mission Statement is that volunteering should be about giving direct, meaningful and lasting help where help is needed most.

Bolivia Volunteers is managed by dedicated and experienced volunteer staff, and unlike other volunteer placement organizations - who make no secret of the fact that they are ´for profit´ businesses - they have no inflated staff salaries, company cars, prime site office premises, paid websites, publicity & advertising, etc.etc. to fund, and no administration fees or extra fees / supplements.

They operate effectively and efficiently without having to swallow up a large portion of a volunteer´s placement fee, and a volunteer only pays ´at cost´ for their accommodation, three meals a day, and the 24 / 7 support of a bi-lingual Placement Co-ordinator.

Bolivia Volunteers also operates differently to most other volunteer placement agencies.

Each volunteer pays a non-refundable deposit of US$ 200 to secure their placement, and their final balance is collected locally, when they arrive in Cochabamba.
The advantage of this arrangement of course is that if a volunteer´s plans change, there are no hefty ´cancellation charges´ to be paid.

The company website features a ´Fee comparison´ page - which shows that Bolivia Volunteers´ fees are in most cases only a fraction of those charged by other volunteer placement agencies.

Placements are realistically priced, but are also totally flexible in terms of start date and duration to suit the availability of the volunteer, and are carefully researched and selected - taking into account the volunteer´s experience, interests and preferences.

Another advantage of selecting a Bolivia Volunteers placement is that there are no ´faceless names´ involved in the organization, and volunteers are helped at every stage of their placement - from the initial enquiry to departure from Cochabamba - by the same people who will be looking after them whilst they are there.

For further information about the advantages of choosing a Bolivia Volunteers placement, the website is available at www.boliviavolunteers.webs.com