Volunteering in Colombia

Travel to South America for a life-changing experience!

Taking part in a humanitarian mission in Colombia will enable you to discover the country's unique cultural diversity.

Located at the very north of the South American continent, Colombia has a population of over 48 million people.

This country is fascinating both because of the natural beauty of its landscapes and because of the friendliness of its inhabitants. Discover the people of Colombia in total immersion and experience an extraordinary cultural exchange!

Throughout your volunteering mission, you will donate your time and skills to make a difference to the lives of people in need.

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Your volunteering programme in Colombia!


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Volunteering at a senior citizens' home in Colombia - GlobAlong

Volunteering programmes in Colombia start on Mondays. Airport pick up at Bogota's El Dorado Airport will be organised on the Saturday prior to the start of your programme. The small city where your project placement takes place is only a two hours drive away from the capital city of Bogota.

All of the volunteering project locations are close to each other. You could opt for a teaching or a social volunteering programme. You will take part in an induction day where you will discover your project site, the city, places of interest, shops, ATMs, etc.

Accommodation in Colombia!

Volunteers' accommodation in Colombia - GlobAlongYour Colombian host family:

Volunteers will stay with a host family but will have their own bungalow (shared rooms with 2 volunteers per room).

Bungalows are equiped with showers (hot water available). You will be able to use a washing machine once a week.

Common areas are located in the main house, where you can get to know fellow volunteers, chat or watch TV.

Useful information

Volunteering programmes in South America - GlobAlongIncluded in your programme in Colombia:

Initial membership fee (200e) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation with a Colombian host family - the following items are included:

  • A mosquito net
  • Bed linen, a pillow, a blanket
  • Toilet paper
  • Volunteers staying in Colombia - GlobAlongAir conditioning
  • House cleaning service
  • Iron
  • WIFI (dial-up connection)

Included in your programme in Colombia:

  • Airport pick-up and return transfer from the airport to your accommodation
  • Support and advice from the GlobAlong team based in France prior to and throughout your programme
  • Accommodation
  • Half board (halal or vegetarian options available on request)
  • Induction day on site to help you prepare for your programme
  • The customisation of your programme
  • 24/7 support from the local team in case of an emergency
  • Your personalised blog on our network
  • Life-changing experience in Latin America - GlobAlongAdvice regarding visa (if necessary)
  • Country Guide
  • Traveller's Guide (downloadable)
  • Certificate of participation to a volunteering programme
  • A donation to a local charity
  • Participation and management fees
  • WIFI

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Not included:

  • Return flight to Colombia
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) and cancellation insurance (recommended)
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal expenses
  • Excursions
  • Meals on Saturday lunch and evening and sundays
  • Laundry (about 10 euros per month).Agricultural volunteering in Colombia - GlobAlong
  • Drinking water (20l = about 5 euros).
  • Daily transportation to your project site (may vary according to your project placement)

Bank holidays in Colombia:

  • Jan 1st - New Year's Day
  • Jan 8th - Epiphany            
  • Mar 19th - Saint Joseph's Day          
  • Mar 29th - Maundy Thursday          
  • Mar 30th - Good Friday      
  • May 1st - Labor Day
  • Teaching programme in Colombia - GlobAlongMay 14th - Ascension Day  
  • Jun 4th - Corpus Christi   
  • Jun 11th - Sacred Heart     
  • Jul 2nd - Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Day         
  • Jul 20th - Independence Day        
  • Aug 7th - Battle of Boyacá Day     
  • Aug 20th - Assumption of Mary      
  • Oct 15th - Columbus Day / Multicultural Diversity Day
  • Nov 5 - All Saints' Day   
  • Nov 12th - Independence of Cartagena      
  • Dec 8th - Immaculate Conception
  • Dec 25th -  Christmas Day 

The climate in Colombia:

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