Hogar Angelica was created in 2002 as an NGO and was later taken over as a government-funded program, meaning that the food, salaries and other supplies are now financed by the government. Hogar Angelica serves as transitory housing and care for children who have been removed from their homes due to some kind of incident such as violence, sexual violence, alcoholism or death. The children stay at the Hogar for a max of 4 months until public authorities can place them permanently either with another family or in an orphanage. The majority of children that later move to an orphanage, move to our partner Casa Segura.
Staff consists of 3 educators, one for each morning, daytime and evening shift, as well as 5 additional people who help with administration, cooking and cleaning. Since it´s now a government-funded program, food, salaries and other supplies are financed by the government. However, the Hogar still lacks access to resources.
Who does Hogar Angelica serve?
Hogar Angelica has a capacity for up to 15 children at a time, girls of up to 12 years old and boys of up to 18. Stays have a maximum of 4 months but most children only stay for 2-3. Children who can’t go back to their family or stay with a parent go to the orphanage Casa Segura.
Hogar Angelica is located in the center of Riberalta near the cemetary and near our other partner, Asilo de Ancianos Principe de Paz. Volunteers can stay with a host family or in the volunteer house and either walk 25 minutes or take a moto-taxi (5-10 minutes).
Hogar Angelica is primarily interested in being joined by:
Specific roles will vary based on experience and interests of the volunteer.
|Minimum commitment||1 month|
|Related knowledge/skills||Willingness to work with children from difficult backgrounds|
| Open minded, tolerant, and patient |
Preferred experience in psychology
Background in education/pedagogy an advantage