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Volunteer Abroad in Colombia with IVHQ

Volunteer in Colombia

Volunteer in Colombia with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects including Teaching, Childcare, Feeding the Homeless, Construction and Renovation, and Sports Development. Volunteer opportunities in Colombia are based in the capital, Bogota, or the coastal city of Cartagena.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 9 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Bogota and Cartagena
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or apartment
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $270 for 1 week
  • Affordable Spanish language lessons available
  • Between 10 and 40 volunteers start in Colombia each month

It was such a great experience for me to volunteer in Colombia - Bogota. It gave me an idea how life can be in Colombia and we learnt so much about the people and the country. I felt like I helped even when it was not a huge difference to their life but all help is needed and appreciated. Everybody should do something like this!

Isabel Fuchs
Nationality: Swiss
Age: 22
Destination: Colombia - Bogota

Volunteer opportunities in Colombia

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Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $270

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

Assist in busy childcare centers across Bogotá, helping with games, activities, lessons and meal times.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $470

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

For childcare volunteers in a tropical coastal setting, this is an ideal opportunity to spend time assisting daycare centers with routine lessons, activities and games for underprivileged children.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $470

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

For those wanting to help where it’s needed the most, this project involves assisting a wide range of community-based initiatives. Placements are allocated based on where there is the most urgent need for help, making it perfect for flexible volunteers.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $305

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

Assist with community building and renovation projects in community homes, schools and hospitals. Your volunteering helps to create extra space for locals to use these vital services.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $270

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

Volunteer in a community center for elderly women, many of whom cannot be cared for by their families. Bring caring and companionship by helping with routine tasks and giving social support.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $270

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

Help in busy community centers serving up to 200 lunches a day for vulnerable local people. Volunteers assist with preparation, serving and cleaning up.

Improves health & wellbeing

1-2 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $470

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

Help to organize and play games with local children outside school time. There’s a wide range of sports you’re able to play, including your own from home.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $470

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

Assist with English lessons in low income communities for students that range in age and ability. Volunteers act either as lead teacher or assist local staff.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $270

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month

Help in understaffed local schools or community centers, teaching English to students of all ages. Volunteers can either lead lessons or assist local teachers.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Colombia to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Colombia will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Colombia with your new-found friends.

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!