UMVIM office seeks Individual Volunteers for Bolivia

December 05, 2007

The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission office is seeking two Individual Volunteers to serve in Bolivia: an experienced teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) and an experienced veterinarian. Both positions call for one-to-two years of service and both volunteers need to be in place by mid to late January, 2008.


The volunteers will serve in Colegio Rio Colorado, located in Beni, in the Amazon basin.


The ESL teacher will instruct Spanish-speaking students in grades 6-12 to help them learn English. Bilingual ability is not required, but is a plus: if the volunteer has the capability, he or she also will teach computer classes (basic MS Office) in Spanish. A current or previous teaching certificate is required.


The veterinarian will assist the local veterinarian with routine duties associated with caring for livestock – chickens, cows (Brahmas), ducks, pigs, sheep, and guinea pigs. He or she will provide consultation and advice on pastures, fencing and care and housing of animals, along with assistance in developing junior college level courseware. A degree associated with veterinary work is required.


Lodging and meals will be provided for both positions.


For more information link to the Urgent Need for Volunteers page on the California-Nevada Conference UMVIM website.