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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 Teaching, Childcare, Feeding the Homeless, Construction and Renovation and Sports Development. Volunteer work in Colombia is based in the capital, Bogota, or the coastal city of Cartagena. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Colombia.

Highlights:
  • 9 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from £205 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or apartment

  • Affordable Spanish language lessons available

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from £205
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+
Based in Bogota & Cartagena
Spanish lessons available
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Colombia

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Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £205

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the second and fourth Monday of each month
  • Placements across Bogotá
  • Volunteers aged 18+

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 £357

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Placements across Cartagena
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

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

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £357

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in the ancient city of Cartagena
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

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 £232

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the second and fourth Monday of each month
  • Based at schools, homes and hospitals in Bogotá
  • Volunteers aged 18+

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 £205

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the second and fourth Monday of each month
  • Based in community centres in Bogotá
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in a community centre 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 £205

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the second and fourth Monday of each month
  • Based in community centres in Bogotá
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help in busy community centres 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 £357

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in at-risk areas & youth rehab centres
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to organise 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 £357

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start on the first and third Monday of each month
  • Based in communities in Cartagena
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

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 £205

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start on the second and fourth Monday of each month
  • Based in schools in the heart of Bogotá
  • Volunteers aged 18+

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

”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!”

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