Volunteer in Colombia
|Volunteer Abroad in Colombia from US$270
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in either Bogota or Cartagena, Colombia from only US$270. Volunteers can participate in Teaching, Childcare, Sports Development and Community Work (available in Cartagena only), and Elderly Care, Feed the Homeless and Construction and Renovation (available in Bogota only). IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually — you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
||Cost: Program Fees start from US$270.
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 15th of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks in Bogota and 2 weeks to 12 weeks in Cartagena.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.
de las Américas (AMIGOS)
Accept the Challenge — Volunteer in Columbia this Summer!
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas
With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture,
collaborate with your host community on a development
project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile
building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer
projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students
from 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs in Colombia focus on youth leadership in the field of environmental sustainability, children's rights and creative expression.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, amigosinternational.org
Volunteer and Internship Projects in Colombia
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND COACHING
Individuals passionate about sports are invited to partner with existing physical education teachers and/or coaches in public & private schools as well as club teams. Your guiding principals will be to promote a positive health lifestyle through physical fitness, nutrition, and education. While soccer is king in Colombia, you will have the opportunity to teach & coach your favorite sport too! Sharing and creating new friendships is the real name of the game!
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL using invertebrates and microorganisms
The desired participant would use his/her background in chemistry, biology, business or agriculture in developing a stronger understanding of the production, use and distribution of these biological products. The participant will also gain better knowledge in the business aspect of this process, and learn how innovation is a pivotal part of growing and sustaining a biological company.
GLOBAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT — Assistant to Vice-President
The desired participant would use his/her background to enhance and gain new marketing skills by working with a fast-growing Bio-tech company. The chosen candidate will work closely with the Director of Operations to help promote and grow this company. The participant will use marketing techniques to make the company’s products available for international purchasing.
COFFEE PERMACULTURE — Farmer's Assistant
Permaculture is an interdisciplinary framework which uses both modern and traditional technologies and focuses on the synergistic relationships between different approaches to find creative solutions through collaboration rather than competition. In contrast to monoculture farming, permaculturists cultivate perennial-focused multi-layered polycultures of crops that provide ecological services to each other to create biodiverse, climate-resilient and marketable food forests.
COLOMBIAN TRADITIONAL CUISINE — Assistant Cook
Immersing yourself in Spanish while experiencing a new culture through its food is one of the main reasons people love to travel to Latin America. To be able to learn about another culture’s cuisine and how to prepare it yourself is a great opportunity, that should be the goal of every internship abroad, each bite of each meal is a unique blend of tastes, smells, and textures. Interning abroad in culinary arts is more valuable than completing an internship in your home country, because you can explore a new culture and lifestyle while simultaneously learning about the local foods, cooking methods, and flavors.
COMMUNITY HEALTH — Medical Assistant
Community health is a major field of study within the medical and clinical sciences which focuses on the maintenance, protection and improvement of the health status of population groups and communities as opposed to the health of individual patients. During In this rotation you will experience how Colombian health professionals from different specialized fields view Colombian community health.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH & NUTRITION — Assistant to Nutritionist
Interns will receive guidance and supervision from the Head Nutritionist as they join the nursing assistant teams in handling common responsibilities of accessing & monitoring children’s health, developing nutritional plans, and conducting health education campaign. Interns will have opportunity to spend time in classrooms working with educators as well as in the field conducting family visits.
BIRD LAKE SANCTUARY OPERATIONS — Project Assistant
Learn more about tropical ecology, bird biology and conservation! Gain hands-on experience and practical research skills! Participate in campaigns on a variety of environmental issues; to assist in the provision of a comprehensive Environmental Health Service which will focus on the local environment through a combination of advice and education.
SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING — Project Assistant
Project-based experience surrounding real local community projects by Universidad Catolica de Manizales (UCM) in areas such as access to potable water, treatment of residual water, risk assessment of climate change, cleaner production systems in farms, integral management of solid waste, conservation plans of ecosystems and areas of protection of environmental importance.
Teacher Assistant (K-12 & University)
The participant will have the option to choose or mix their student audience levels; K-12, technical college, university, adult education, private 1-on-1, and/or informal community conversation tables. Depending on their teaching experience, the participant’s desired challenge, and what is permitted by local law, participants may teach alongside an existing certified English professor or teach solo.
Contact: Minga House, Carrera 8, 10-28, Chinchina, Caldas Colombia 176020; Glen@MingaHouse.org; www.mingahouse.org/volunteering-options.html
SCI (Service Civil International)
SCI is an exchange organization that sends volunteers on 2-3 week international work projects and long term 3-12 month opportunities in over 50 countries, including Colombia. For all overseas camps the fee is US$235. Workcamps include shared accommodations, group self-cooked meals and basic health/accident insurance, without additional cost, unless otherwise noted in the camp description. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Visit: www.sci.ngo for an application.
Volunteer Abroad in Colombia – 6 or 12 Months
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 18-30 are invited to enroll. Live in Colombia for 6 or 12 months and volunteer at a social or education project. Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
Contact: email@example.com, www.unitedplanet.org
Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 countries every year, including Cambodia! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!
Contact: 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060; firstname.lastname@example.org, vfp.org.