Through International Collaboration with Local Bolivian Initiatives
Sustainable Bolivia (SB) is an 501 (c) 3 international non-profit organization with grass-root 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 human and financial resources. We organize volunteer positions, 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.
In partnership with local residents, we organize expeditions in the Aquicuana Reserve. Opportunities include guided nature hikes, bird-watching, canoe rides and fishing.
We implement sustainable and cost-effective approaches to biodiversity conservation and resource management with the support of our neighbors in the Reserve.
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, public health, NGO support, ecotourism and sustainability. We have an art residency program, organize independent research residencies and provide scholarships to qualified Bolivian students.
Prospective volunteers can work with our locally based non-profit, with our Ecolodge Retreat, or with one of our partner organizations.
All volunteers receive access to grant-funding, organized events, language classes and reduced price travel opportunities inside the Aquicuana Reserve.
SB Image Gallery
We asked former volunteers, partners, artists, scholarship recipients, and other members of our extended family to tell us why they love Sustainable Bolivia.