3 Volunteer programs in Colombia
In Colombia, we have 3 Volunteering Programs available including Kindergarten, Teaching English and a Culture Week. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs. You can join from a
about the programs in Colombia
About the Program
Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Start Dates 2019 : 7 January, 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 6 May, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December
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 Sunday before 17:00. You will be picked up and taken to your accommodation by the coordinator.
You can join the program from a short-term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 4 weeks. We have several projects available in Colombia available and you can build your own program from the different projects.
- Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate
- 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
Our program in Colombia is located in Cartagena. Cartagena is also well-known as Cartagena de Indias. Cartagena is a city bursting of life with stunning wonders.
Accommodation & Meals
There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend. You will stay in a volunteer accommodation. The accommodation is based on single gender rooms.
volunteer programs 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.
Here are the volunteer programs in Colombia :
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!
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.
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.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
prices of the program in colombia
Prices in Pounds
455 Pounds per week
Prices in US$
675 US$ per week
Prices in Euro
495 Euro per week
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
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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. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.