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Volunteer Opportunities in Colombia

Volunteer Opportunities in Colombia

Volunteering in Colombia delivers a memorable and meaningful travel experience. Colombia offers everything people expect from an exotic South American nation (in addition to its rich cultural heritage and colonial architecture!). Its landscape offers the alluring trifecta of Caribbean beaches, Andean mountains, and the Amazonian rainforest. The nation is still trying to recover from its turbulent past and needs the help of volunteers to provide education to some of the most vulnerable communities. Travellers willing to join volunteer projects abroad in Colombia can also work in animal rescue centres and programs that focus on environmental issues.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits

Volunteer in Animal Care


Cultivarte is an eco-center for ecology, wellness, fiscal disciplines and community, thriving in a beautiful mango farm in the countryside of exotic Colombia, 80km from Bogota and 15 minutes from a peaceful village called Anapoima. Cultivarte is blessed with perennial warm weather, plenty of tropical fruits and lively nature all around. We receive enthusiastic visitors from all over the world, all year round.

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Fundación Vivatma

We are a shelter for rescued stray dogs.

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Volunteer in Childcare

Marina Orth Foundation

The Marina Orth Foundation is dedicated to providing an excellent, modern education so that students, no matter their race, economic status, or gender, will be able to compete globally.

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Mi casa en Ipauratu

Mi Casa en Ipauratu is a small foundation with the goal of improving the lives of the people in the rural area where we are situated.

Volunteer in Conservation Work


Discovery global, impact local

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Centro Mundial de la Felicidad

We are a foundation that seeks to preserve ancestral cultures through educational projects

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Tinguacó Foundation

At Tinguacó Foundation, we are focused on community building through educational workshops and projects, with the goal of improving everyday life, promoting sustainable initiatives and strengthening the social fabric across a number of rural communities. 

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Fundación Rosa Agustina Medina Perez (FRAMPEZ)

Frampez is a non-profit organization that works for the improvement of the quality of life of children and adolescents through the formation of arts and cultural traditions and traditions.

Frampez, es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que trabaja en pro del mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de los niños, niñas y adolescentes mediante la formación enartes y tradiciones artisticas y culturales.

How to Volunteer in Colombia

How to find volunteer opportunities in Colombia

Thousands of tourists travel to Colombia every month and leave with happy holiday memories. Volunteer work in Colombia usually brings people close to the ethnic communities and remote rural villages. The journey to these remote locations take travellers through the scenic countryside. By participating in volunteer programs and activities, visitors also get to interact with the local people and savour rare dishes such as Bandeja Paisa. Among the many volunteer jobs and opportunities available in Colombia, empowering vulnerable communities and teaching underprivileged children are the most common.

Best time to volunteer in Colombia

Being close to the equatorial line, Colombia does not experience harsh temperature changes. The country does, however, have two dry seasons and two rainy seasons. The two dry seasons are December to March and July to August. December to February is considered to be peak tourist season. This is when the accommodation prices are high and the tourist spots are generally crowded. Places near the Amazon experience sporadic rain all year round. However, rainfalls are usually too short to prevent travelling.

Essential information about Colombia

In order to volunteer for nonprofit organizations in Colombia, travellers need to apply for a Special Temporary Visa. This visa requires a valid passport, two recent passport-type photographs, letter from the nonprofit detailing the volunteering activity as well as its registration documents. Spanish is the most widely spoken language in Colombia. This is why some volunteers take a beginner’s Spanish-speaking course before entering the country. English is also generally spoken and understood in tourist centres. Colombia is a pretty affordable destination. One meal at an average-sized restaurant in the city costs about $4.78.