Volunteer in Colombia 

Discover the country along the way

Volunteer in Colombia teaching English and working on social projects that fit with your professional profile while traveling to different cities and small towns in Colombia and discovering other cultures and enjoying the hospitality of the Colombian people.

Become a nomad while helping others

After a week of training in Bogotá (the capital of Colombia) you will be ready to travel to our partner locations in the country and connect with local communities. These communities will host and feed you in exchange for your volunteer work.

Travel as much as you want

Our volunteers spend a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of 24 weeks as part of our program. You will be able to decide how long stay in a specific spot (Bogotá and 10 small towns of Colombia) and how many places visit, according to our availability.

What’s involved?

  • Make a positive difference in young people’s lives in disadvantaged areas.

  • Help school students to improve their day-to-day conversational and language skills.

  • Plan, prepare and deliver daily English classes to children and adults.

  • Learn new teaching techniques outside the classroom: e.g. social events, tours, visits to touristic places, etc.

  • Use your experiences and knowledge to inspire and motivate young people.

Benefits of Volunteering with Us

  • Invaluable practical and personal development

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture.

  • An entry on your CV or resume that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market

  • The satisfaction of helping to contribute to the future of young Colombian children

  • New international friends

  • And best of all ...a unique and unforgettable experience as a nomad volunteer.

Costs:

Program fees from as little as USD $395 for two weeks and USD $50 per extra week, including:

  • Transfer from airport.

  • Accommodation.

  • Travel advice and assistance.  

  • Orientation and advice from our local team.

  • Training during the first week.

  • Certificate.

What else to budget for:

The following items are not included and it is important to estimate them as a guide for your budgeting: flights to Bogota International Airport, visa, personal spending, travel/medical insurance (it is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project).

To join our program you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Complete and send the application form

  • Be a native English speaker

  • Be willing to learn

  • The programme is open to all volunteers whether you are on a gap year, at university or wanting a career break.

  • No teaching experience required, just outgoing fun individuals who want to make a difference!!

Key aspects of the volunteering:

  • Positions are available all year.

  • Accommodation in Colombian family houses

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