Volunteer in Colombia

3 volunteering programs in colombia

We are delighted that you are looking into doing a volunteer program in Colombia. Doing a volunteer program in Colombia is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people. In Colombia you can choose from projects including Kindergarten, Teaching English, Spanish Classes and a Culture Week from only £260, US$345, AU$455 or €285!

3 Volunteer Programs in Colombia

We are delighted that you are looking into doing a volunteer program in Colombia. Doing a volunteer program in Colombia is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people. In Colombia you can choose from projects including Kindergarten, Teaching English, Spanish Classes and a Culture Week from only £260, US$345, AU$455 or €285!

Fast Facts

Location: Cartagena City, Colombia
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Núñez on Saturday or Sunday before 17:00
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Accommodation: Volunteer house
Age: Join from 17 years old
Price: From only £260, US$345, AU$455 or €285

about the program in colombia

About the Program

We see volunteering and meaningful travel as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills. We aim to provide life changing volunteer & travel experiences for individuals looking to take part in placements during a volunteer abroad experience, gap year, career break or a meaning trip abroad.

For the program in Colombia you need to arrive on Saturday or Sunday, on both days you need to arrive before 17:00. You will be picked up and taken to your accommodation by the coordinator. Saturday arrivals need to book 1 extra night of accommodation which costs £30/US$35/AU$40/€35.

You can join the program from 1 to 8 weeks. We have several projects available in Colombia available and you can build your own program from the different projects.

Requirements

  • Volunteers need to be 17 years or over to participate
  • Volunteers aged 17 are required to present a parental consent letter
  • You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program
  • Participants need to be in good health
  • As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions
  • All participants must have a clean criminal background check and present it to the coordinator upon arrival

Support

Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our the team of local coordinators of our partner who will provide you with assistance and help you with any thing that you may need. The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure.

Location

Our program in Colombia is located in Cartagena City. Cartagena City is also well-known as Cartagena de Indias. Cartagena is a city bursting of life with stunning wonders.

Accommodation & Meals

About the Accommodation
Your accommodation will be in the Conjunto Residencial Santo Domingo, located just 5 minutes away from Cartagena’s main square which is very convenient. 

Food Arrangements
There are 3 meals on weekdays and 2 meals per day on weekends included. 
You will be served a Colombian meal meaning lots of corn, beans, rice, chili peppers, potatoes and other grain, all are vegetarian friendly.

Cartagena City, Colombia

GapXperience

Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leading provider of gap year & volunteer programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world.

We see volunteering and meaningful travel as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills. We believe that by volunteering, experiencing, living & working side-by-side with local communities in developing countries, participants can come away with a greater understanding of the global community, the cultural diversity and the challenges that developing countries face.

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projects in colombia

You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project or experience you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own program in Colombia. You can start the regular projects from 1 week.

Culture Week in Cartagena
Immerse yourself in Cartagena’s Colombian Culture. Enjoy the sights, sounds and cuisine of this wonderful city and meet its residents. Be introduced to the history and traditions of Colombia. Visit some of the touristic highlights, sample local dishes, relax on sandy beaches and practice some basic Spanish phrases, to help you feel more at ease during your time here. All in all – this is a great way to kickstart your stay in Colombia!

Kindergarten Experience
Get to know and work with Cartagena city pre-schoolers in some of the poorest areas, as you help out with daily kindergarten activities. Assist with day-to-day Kindergarten operations and teach English to children ages 2-5 who are eager to meet and interact with you. Be creative and use fun activities to provide an enjoyable and beneficial learning experience.

Teaching Experience
Share your love for teaching with local students, as you assist teachers in primary or secondary schools located in impoverished areas of Cartagena. Here is where you can Teach and Learn, as you assist a local Cartagena teacher in the classroom. This program is flexible enough that you may tackle a variety of formal subjects, have the opportunity to creatively inject some fun into the learning component and even lead extra-curricular activities.

Spanish Language Classes
Learn Spanish and immerse yourself in the local culture, lifestyle and cuisine of Cartagena. Learning another language has never been so much fun. This program takes Spanish to a whole new level! Get individualized help from our teachers and a chance bond with your fellow classmates in a positive learning environment, while building your language skills. These classes have a curriculum that will help improve your knowledge of Spanish, and enhance your time spent in Colombia overall.

For more detailed info and brochures about the projects in Colombia click here

prices of the program in colombia

Prices in Pounds
260 Pounds per week

Prices in US$
345 US$ per week

Prices in AU$
445 AU$ per week

Prices in Euro
285 Euro per week

There is an extra cost of £60/US$80/AU$100/€70 for the Spanish classes

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information

Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

Why Book with GapXperience

Lowest Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Fixed Price

With us there are no extra costs such as registration, admin costs, only one fixed price.

Combine Projects

With GapXperience you can combine different projects in one program location at no extra charge.

Book Together

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

Combine Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second program!

Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again every year. Returning customers get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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