Volunteer Projects in Colombia

Volunteer Programs Colombia

Colombia is a country at the northern tip of South America. Its landscape is marked by rainforests, Andes mountains and numerous coffee plantations. In the high-altitude capital, Bogotá, the Zona Rosa district is known for its restaurants and shops. Cartagena (where our volunteers are based), on the Caribbean coast, has an amazing walled colonial Old Town, a 16th-century castle and nearby coral reefs.

Being an equatorial country with amazing variance in altitude, the climate in Colombia is tropical along the coast, eastern plains, and Amazon, but cold in the highlands with periodic droughts. Lacking the usual seasons, Colombians normally refer to rainy seasons as winter—but the differences in terrain and altitude mean the rainy seasons are different in every corner of the country!

Colombia strongly reflects its history as a colony of Spain. It is often referred to as the most Roman Catholic of the South American countries, and most of its people are proud of the relative purity of their Spanish language. Its population is heavily mestizo (of mixed European and Indian descent) with substantial minorities of European and African ancestry.

Eco-tourism is very promising in Colombia. Colombia has vast coastlines (1,000 miles (1,600 km) of coast to the north are bathed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea, and 800 miles (1,300 km) of coast to the west are washed by the Pacific Ocean), mountainous areas, and tropical jungles. There are volcanoes and waterfalls as well.  A very bio-diverse country, Colombia has many attractions for foreign visitors, making it a wonderful place to volunteer!

Programs

6 programs
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 3 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 999
  • Airport Pick Up Included

What’s not to like about a program set in a gorgeous historical coastal city that enables international volunteers to work directly with underprivileged children? This essential program is based in the historic and beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias, situated on the Caribbean Sea. With a tropical climate and renown as the…

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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 3 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 999
  • Airport Pick Up Included

There must be few locations in the world as exotic and vibrant as wonderful Cartagena de Indias, the tourism hub of Colombia in Central America. Set in this amazing location, this elderly care program is for international volunteers with a caring and compassionate nature and a desire to help those less fortunate. Volunteers on…

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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1329
  • Airport Pick Up Included

For volunteers with a passion for conservation and the desire to travel to beautiful Colombia in South America, this environmental protection and education program ticks all the boxes! The program is based in the historic and beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias, situated on the Caribbean Sea. The city is the country’s…

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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 3 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 999
  • Airport Pick Up Included

For international volunteers with a passion for teaching and who wish to experience one of the most exotic and beautiful places in the world – look no further than this amazing program in Cartagena, Colombia. Participants will be working directly with students of all ages who wish to learn English and could work across all…

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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 3 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 999
  • Airport Pick Up Included

We all know the importance of recycling and protecting our environment. How many of us really practice what we preach however and actually do something more than simply throwing the right item in recycling can? Well this is your chance to make a difference! This is a multi-faceted environmental program focused on recycling…

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  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1329
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This program works with vulnerable local girls and young people, helping them to gain an education, learn life skills and improve their confidence. For volunteers who wish to help women in need this program delivers a great opportunity to do just that. This program’s aim is to prevent prostitution and sex tourism among young…

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