Tata San Juan de Dios

Tata Garden Volunteering
Tata San Juan de Dios

The orphanage was founded in 1997 by the Sisters of St. Antonio of Padua; motivate by the love of God and latent needs of currently suffers the country, especially children which required home and family.

  • Project Length: From 4 weeks to 12 weeks (Sucre-Bolivia).
  • Arrival Airport: Sucre (Alcantari) or bus station
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 3 to 4 hours per day
  • Age Limits: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: BOA, Amazonas, Ecojet.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid
  • Requirements: Police Check/Clearance report, Spanish Immersion Lesson.

The project

The orphanage was founded in 1997 by the Sisters of St. Antonio of Padua; motivate by the love of God and latent needs of currently suffers the country, especially children which required home and family. Its mission is to welcome children from 0-5 years old, abandoned, orphaned and abused, in order to give protection in a spirit of family love.
This structure accommodates maximum 45 children, boys and girls aged between 0 and 5 years old, having been placed due to physical or psychological abuse, abandonment or their parent deaths. The main mission of the orphanage is to welcome all those children who suffer from violence, who are orphaned or abandoned to bring them love and protection in a family spirit. The goal is that their growth is integral: spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Working hours for volunteers are approximately from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM and / or 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM because outside of these hours, children are eating or sleeping. You can define your schedules with us and you can even work all day if you wish. However, you must not forget that working with children can be tiring.

Volunteer description and tasks

• To monitor the children
• To spend time with them to play and teach them certain things.
• To take care of their daily lives
• To make own projects together with the children
• To change diapers