Environmental protection and sustainable community development volunteer program – Colombia

This program is designed for individuals who have a keen interest in sustainable development and are dedicated to preserving the local ecosystem. Volunteers will collaborate closely with the local community, receiving a warm welcome from the locals, who are eager to make them feel at home and share their culture. Tasks assigned to volunteers will be tailored to their skills, interests, and the specific needs of the local area. These tasks may encompass:

  • Implementing recycling programs, managing waste collection initiatives, and participating in community cleaning efforts.
  • Assisting in the creation of community education programs focused on topics such as health, food, and urban gardening.
  • Educating local schoolchildren about environmental issues, promoting conservation awareness, and instigating positive behavioral changes in the community.
  • Engaging in marine conservation activities, monitoring coral reefs, and raising awareness about the reef ecosystem in local islands (volunteers must possess an official scuba certificate).
  • Organizing hands-on activities with local children utilizing recycled materials, including the construction of housing or structures from recycled plastic bottles, as well as perimeter walls and furniture for football pitches.

IMPORTANT: Volunteers are kindly requested to submit their CV and cover letter so that the local team can assess the most suitable activities based on their skills. Volunteer placements will depend on the volunteer’s profile and the time of year they wish to participate in the program.

The program schedule may vary depending on the specific project. Typically, volunteers will work from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Additional work opportunities are available for volunteers interested in extending their hours, allowing them to work on projects in the afternoon or assist with administrative tasks.

The cost of commuting from the family home to the project site is relatively affordable at $2 per day, with a maximum travel time of 30 minutes.

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