Volunteer with Tinguacó Foundation

Tinguacó Foundation

Participate and Provide Workshops in Art and Education in Colombia!

We offer workshops and help the development of sustainable projects for vulnerable communities in Colombia.. We are a young organization that was founded in Bogotá, Colombia with the purpose of bringing friends together from different backgrounds and providing them with a platform to share their knowledge and talents with different communities by organizing/supporting workshops and developing projects that are sustainable and have a social or cultural cause. We also like to work in a town located about 60 Kilometers (40 miles) from Bogotá (Capital city of Colombia) where we host volunteers for one day activities and sometimes for longer stays (anywhere from 2 days to 2 months or even more!). Our volunteers are usually friends and family members that want to come to provide workshops, help us prepare snacks, organize the logistics, and many other different activities. We are now opening our platform to other volunteers that want to come participate and share their knowledge and talent with our lovely community.

Our Activities

What we Need

We are looking for volunteers that can provide support on one or more of the following: --- After school support: support kids with their homework, manage our library for 2-3 hrs in the afternoons.
- Support our weaving workshop: we have a workshop for kids and teens of the village and we need support to prepare light snacks and refreshments, help us set up the place and organize when the workshop is over. Also we need help documenting the work with photos and videos. You will also participate and learn the waving techniques with the group (about 10 kids in the group) the workshop takes place 3 days of the week in the afternoon before sunset.
- Provide a workshop: kids are always eager to learn or practice a new language, learn something about another country and culture. If you have a special talent that would like to share with our community we can help you organize a one time or a workshop series.
- Gardening and others: Help us maintain our garden beautiful while learning how we are working to implement sustainable gardening practices.

We are currently looking for a one week volunteer program but this can be adjusted depending on the profile of the volunteer. The program will take place in a village called "San Andres" in the town of La Mesa, Cundinamarca. You will arrive and leave the house with our program coordinator from Bogotá. You need to be comfortable with public transportation and during long walks/hikes under warm tropical climate because sometimes there is no access to vehicle and you will have to walk to reach the house. The location is very safe and you will enjoy warm tropical climate. There is limited access to internet but total access to nature and a set of hammocks in our front porch. Our facilities are complete with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Please note there is no A/C we only have fans to cool off and cold showers. The tropical warm environment is not for everyone but you will not be sorry if you choose to come volunteer with us and participate in this rewarding experience. We can accept up to 2 volunteers for this specific project. We will provide accommodation and transportation to and from the house. You have the option to buy you own food if you have a special diet or share meal costs with the team involved in the project (usually 2-4 people) .Kitchen is available for cooking, if you can't or don't like to cook we can take care of you. If you are providing a workshop we can provide you with television set, projector, sound system, comfortable space and seating, you would need to provide any other resource required for your workshop.

What we Provide


While volunteering with us you will have the opportunity to participate and learn in our weaving workshop where we teach the group how to make beautiful bracelets and other things with these traditional technique. You will also have the opportunity to learn about our sustainable gardening project and how you can implement it in your home if you are interested in urban gardening. Learn healthy recipes from our in house volunteer and coordinator staff. If you are interested to immerse yourself in the culture and practice your Spanish you can do so by practicing with the community. Our coordinator speaks English and will be able to communicate with you but everyone else Speaks only Spanish.

Good to Know

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

1 or more months

Staff Size

Up to 5 people

Watch Us

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Help out from Home

Document Translation

As part of a cultural exchange project, our foundation is participating in a pen-pal project to exchange letters with a group of kids in Bouzonville, France. The local kids in Colombia have already written their letters and we need to translate them into French before sending them to France.

Your Contact Person

213 Calle 45a Bis, Bogotá, Colombia.

Our Wish List

Books in different languages, movies, arts and crafts materials, food donations to provide snacks for the kids during workshops, used/new computers, tablets, monetary donations, others.

What are you waiting for?

We at Tinguacó Foundation would love to hear from you!