ICYE Bolivia - National Office (BOL-110)

Type: Office Work: Communication - Country: Bolivia

Brief description and main aims

International Cultural Youth Exchange ICYE is a non-profit association that promotes intercultural exchange programs focused on voluntary social work. It encourages young people around the world, guiding collaboration in social projects, and opening new perspectives and a window to the world. ICYE promotes youth exchange between nations as a tool for global and intercultural education. The objectives of ICYE Bolivia are integrating different cultures, classes, ethnicities, genders and ideologies, and train young Bolivians about the reality in which we live; encouraging them to resume cultural values that have been forgotten or ignored, to get a better understanding of existing problems in the local, national and international communities to build social sensitivity that is subsequently reflected in our environment.

Main Activities

ICYE Bolivia manages short and long term incoming international volunteers from different parts of the world and outgoing Bolivian volunteers within the frame of ICYE, WW and IJFD programs. The national office coordinates the 3 regional offices located in Santa Cruz, Sucre and Cochabamba and acts as a link between regional coordinators, projects and volunteers. It also coordinates projects located in the city of La Paz and El Alto. The national office organizes the camps, trainings and meeting for volunteers; provides personal support for volunteers, act as a mediator between volunteers, families and host projects, arranges bureaucratic procedures for volunteers, provide learning opportunities, promote the organization activities at fairs, meetings, presentations and online (webpage, social networks).

Volunteer tasks

  • Support the office staff with the volunteers hosting and sending programs
  • Participate in promotional activities of the organization; attend fairs, seminars, talks.
  • Manage social networks and update webpage to spread the information and promote the activities of the organization
  • Support the training activities and volunteer camps

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • Basic/intermediate Spanish level
  • Interest in working with national and international volunteers
  • Patience and capacity to work in intercultural environments
  • Open-minded
  • Basic IT skills


The national office is located in the city of La Paz.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

More Information

Number of volunteers: 1

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