We are a young non-profit 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 vulnerable communities by organizing/supporting workshops and developing projects that are sustainable and have a social or cultural cause.
We also 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.
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 weaving techniques with the group (about 10 kids in the group). The workshop takes place 3 days a week in the afternoon before sunset.
- Provide a workshop: kids are always eager to learn or practice a new language or learn something about another country and culture. If you have a special talent that you would like to share with our community we can help you organize a one time workshop or a series of workshops.
- Gardening and other help: help us maintain our beautiful garden while learning how we are working to implement sustainable gardening practices.
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.
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.