Program Details

Proyecto Marcelina - Girls House

  • Start Date 2017-02-14
  • End Date: 2018-02-14

  • Location: La Paz

Organisation that helps girls who formerly lived on the streets to reintegrate into the society and find their place within it.


host family


Marcelina is a 1st and a 4th stage house within the Alalay-programme housing those girls who have moved into the project straight from the streets and those who are participating in the final stage of reintegration. Marcelina provides them housing, food, education, health, social and psychological attendance, affection and teaches them to find their place in the society. Previously, many of the girls consumed drugs; therefore, the organisation helps to combat their addiction. Girls taking part in the last stage are studying for a profession and going to school during the evenings.

Tasks; A volunteer should help with schoolwork and with administration, but there is also a lot of space for a volunteer to develop her/his own activities and use initiative. To assist the girls with whatever they may need always maintaining an open mind.


Especially volunteers with a lot of initiative and creative skills are welcomed as girls enjoy doing activities such as dance, theatre and other similar activities. Also, it is necessary to be open, patient, to show a lot of affection for the girls and be prepared to work in a difficult context. Motivation is important and to have a basic knowledge of Spanish would be desirable.

How to get there?
Terminal: La Paz
International Airport: El Alto
Domestic Airport:


6 months for 2000 euro, 1 year for 3100 euro.