Youth volunteer for children with special needs

Sustainable Bolivia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Bolivian Amazon that partners with local initiatives to provides resources that support ecotourism, health and education. Volunteers and interns are placed with partner NGOs throughout the country, namely in and around RiberaltaBolivia.

Centro Nuevos Horizontes (New Horizon Center) is a multi-faceted service program center for children and adults with special needs. They receive 35 children and 5 to 6 adults daily, putting the focus on children. They empower patients to assume their right place in society while enhancing families´ability to nurture and support them.  Through rehabilitative services and individual treatment plans, program staff help each individual to attain the highest level of independence possible so they can lead a fuller and more productive life within their families and communities.

In addition to providing rehabilitative services, Centro Nuevos Horizontes advocates for rights of disabled persons within the community.

From 9am-3pm Monday-Friday, the center serves primarily as a daycare for the many children they receive. Nuevos Horizontes is looking for a compassionate, responsible individual to help out supervising and engaging with the children during daycare hours.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Providing direct and one-on-one support to each child
  • Preparing and implementing activities including music, art and games
  • Evolve and adapt new methods of teaching to enable differently abled children to work smoothly
  • Work with families and caretakers to ensure that a sustainable treatment plan is carried out in all areas of their life
  • Empower children to become as independent as possible through adaptive education and teaching self-advocacy
  • Aiding specialists with rehabilitation and other support when necessary
  • Helping with meal preparation and menu planning, ensuring quality nutrition


  • Minimum commitment of 1 month
  • Basic Spanish
  • Willingness to work with children with special needs and from difficult backgrounds

To apply please fill in the form here. For more information, please contact us here or at