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Volunteer in Colombia

Volunteer in Colombia

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s popular Colombia volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Colombia volunteer projects, including Childcare & Youth Support, Environmental Conservation, Special Needs Support and Elderly Care. Volunteer work in Colombia is based in the beautiful city of Medellín, nestled in a valley in the Andes. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 136,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Colombia.

Highlights:
  • 4 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from AU$559 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, breakfast and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a local homestay or hostel

  • Explore the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ and its natural beauty

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from AU$559
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+
Based in the city of Medellín
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Enjoy culture, food and nature

Volunteer opportunities in Colombia

Increases access to education

Up to 4 hours of volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$559

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Tuesday of each month
  • Local organization in Medellín
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Support a local organization that provides a safe space for children and youth who have had their basic rights violated. Help teach, guide, and support these kids and young people, so they can learn and grow.

Improves health & wellbeing

6-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$559

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Tuesday of each month
  • Local organization in Medellín
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Support a local non-profit that aims to improve the wellbeing of local elderly people. You'll help provide companionship and care to elderly populations in Colombia.

Conserves the environment

6-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$559

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Tuesday of each month
  • Based in community gardens
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help create and maintain fruitful gardens that are shared with the local community. Get involved in a range of tasks, such as gardening, landscaping, supporting environmental workshops, marketing, and fundraising.

Improves health & wellbeing

6-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$559

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Tuesday of each month
  • Local organization in Medellín
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Support a local organization that aims to give intellectually disabled populations the essential life skills they need to live independent and fulfilled lives.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

JB
Jonathan Buckingham
03 Apr 2024

I think IVHQ is very helpful. I just finished my 5th trip, and I'm going on my 6th trip in June. I will continue to spread the positive word about IVHQ. The local volunteer coordinator was amazing. I felt safe and valued. She was a lovely lady and I would highly recommend her to anyone traveling to Medellin. I felt like I could make a difference and help the children of Medellin. I wish I had more time to volunteer with them because I felt like I was connecting with them on a personal level and learning more about their culture. It was an intimate experience that I grew from and was very fortunate to experience.

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Free-time experiences & tours in Colombia

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Colombia! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Colombia program.

Semi-intensive Spanish Language Lessons
Semi-intensive Spanish Language Lessons

Small group classes with a native-speaking Spanish teacher; Classes average 3-5 students, with maximum of 8 students. Classes are 3 hours; 15 hours per week.

From AU$369
Spanish Language Lessons
Spanish Language Lessons

Enhance your Spanish language proficiency at an affordable rate with small group classes that run for 2 hours per day, Monday - Friday.

From AU$257
Semi-intensive Spanish Language Lessons
Semi-intensive Spanish Language Lessons

Small group classes with a native-speaking Spanish teacher; Classes average 3-5 students, with maximum of 8 students. Classes are 3 hours; 15 hours per week.

From AU$369
Spanish Language Lessons
Spanish Language Lessons

Enhance your Spanish language proficiency at an affordable rate with small group classes that run for 2 hours per day, Monday - Friday.

From AU$257

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!