Volunteer Work in Bolivia

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This October, Deirdre (Archivist Librarian) and Kristen (Musician)  will volunteer in rural Bolivia for 5 weeks with the non profit BiblioWorks . BiblioWorks promotes education and literacy by building libraries, supplying books and training librarians in the poorest communities of Bolivia since 2005.

Deirdre and Kristen will travel to 4-5 of Biblioworks libraries,  conducting a cultural workshop. During the workshop, we will create songs with the children inspired by books. These books will be in both English and Spanish, and at a variety of reading levels. The paticipants will be given shaker eggs and a chance to play and sing along with our collectively written songs, as well as exposure to the acoustic guitar.  

Stories plus music creates a fun way to build literacy!  

In addition to leading this workshop, Kristen will perform some American music, and Deirdre will put her Masters degree in library science to work, helping out the libraries in any way needed.

We need your help to raise $3,700. These funds will go directly to  cover travel expenses, teaching supplies, room and board, and the books and instruments which will be donated to BiblioWorks. Any additional funds will go directly to BiblioWorks.

Here's what your money will go towards!

$600 Biblioworks Volunteer Fee
$250 Books + Shipping
$450 Musical instruments + Shipping
$50 Miscellaneous teaching supplies
$545 Travel, Room and Board in Bolivia
$1000 Airfare 
$320 Visas to enter Bolivia
$100 Vaccines
$327.50 Gofundme Fees
$57.50 Shipping costs to mail rewards
= $3,700

If you'd like more information about Biblioworks please visit their official website

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Thank you everyone so much! We reached 100% of our $3,700 goal from private (offline) donations and the lions share from all 45 online donors. We are shutting off donations to this campaign, but if you'd still like to be involved, Kristen will be doing a web concert on Sept 14 at concertwindow.com as a final fundraiser and farewell to the United States. We will be hitting the post office Monday for sending out rewards, post cards will be mailed in a month or so from abroad. THANK YOU! Deird and Kristen
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Wow- the support has been really amazing. Today is the final day to donate, we're at 71% of the goal, and we will get to apply all of this to the volunteer trip in Bolivia. Thank you so much! Last call to get involved xo Kristen and Deird
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The final 48 hours of fundraising! Thank you to all 41 people who have contributed so far. It's been a great outpouring of support, looking forward to the trip, we leave in 6 days (not before shipping your calendars out)!
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Wow 65% funded! This response has been epic! We will be sending post cards from South America to everyone who has donated at least $10, so be excited for that! Hopefully we can even get the kids to sign a little thank you. 3 more days full days to reach our goal, thank you to all for your support.
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$2,649 of $3,700 goal

Raised by 45 people in 33 months
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29 months ago
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29 months ago
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Alison Wallisch
29 months ago

Love you mucho!

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29 months ago
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Maggie Kerr
29 months ago

Happy trails, loves!!

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