The volunteer would mainly be based in the Casa Populorum Progressio in Marcala, La Paz. The volunteer gets involved with all kinds of household duties, such as cooking, cleaning, maintenance, etc. The volunteer can get involved in the different plantations they have at the homes in order to produce food for own consumption or for kindergartens supported by ACOES.
Depending on the level of Spanish knowledge of the volunteer and the school schedule of the youth, the volunteer can help organise study and tutoring periods, such as teaching English or Geography. The volunteer can also organise extracurricular activities, such as workshops on music, theatre, etc.
The volunteer can help the ACOES projects called “Maestro en Casa” (“Teacher at Home”, a type of teaching to take school to people’s homes since they don’t have a school nearby), in different kindergartens and working with the elderly population.
N.B.: In the homes, the youth and staff pray every day during established schedules. The volunteer does not need to be a Catholic or Christian believer to participate in these prayers, and can also decide not to participate.