International Cultural Youth Exchange ICYE (for its acronym in English) 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.
The national ICYE Bolivia office manages short and long term incoming international volunteers from different parts of the world and outgoing Bolivian volunteers whining the frame of ICYE, WW and IJFD programs. The national office coordinates the 3 regional offices located in Santa Cruz, Sucre and Cochabamba and act as a link between regional coordinators, projects and volunteers.
National office coordinates as well projects located in the city of La Paz and El Alto.
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)
Basic/intermediate Spanish level.
Interest in working with national and international volunteers.
Patience and capacity to work on intercultural environments.
Basic knowledge on how to work with computers
How to get there?
Terminal: La Paz
International Airport: El Alto
6 months for 2000 euro, 1 year for 3100 euro