A project working with vulnerable kids and teenagers in Bogota. They work with love, commitment, service and courage, providing appropriate care in an effort to provide sustainable life recovery.
The project hosts about 60 children with multiple genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, cardiopulmonary diseases, kidney and other liver diseases. These children have been abandoned by their families in hospitals. They offer the children a suitable house for their needs, restore their violated rights and care for them during their illness. Administering this is a multidisciplinary team: nutritionist, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist.
The volunteer is expected to:
support the Head of Nursing with activities such as bottle time, diaper change, clothes changing etc.
support the children in their recreational activities
help the children during meal time
carry out reading workshops
help with the laundry
offer special education classes/workshops
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
have a willingness to be independent and find work yourself within the project
have an affectionate disposition
be willing to do some manual work as well
(Desired but not necessary) have a social science or humanities background to share knowledge in these areas
No gender is given a preference.
Important: You need to be proactive and motivated to work with disabled people. This role requires tolerance and patience. The volunteer must have the necessary qualities to work with people with various types of disability. They should be able to learn from the kids, understanding their condition and background
Carrera 5 No. 67 –74 Bogotá, Colombia.
Bogotá is the capital of Colombia the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports Center of the country. It is the biggest city in Colombia, the third highest in the world above sea level and known for its high number of universities, libraries and cultural events. It has a population estimated at around 10 million.