Volunteers are needed in Colombia to join a range of highly affordable projects for durations ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Based in the capital city of Bogota, volunteers are welcomed to assist on a range of community-driven projects. Volunteers are accommodated in volunteer houses alongside other international volunteers. While Spanish is not required in order to participate on the program, volunteers can enjoy taking discounted Spanish lessons during their time on the program.
Current IVHQ Volunteer Programs in Colombia:
- Caring for the Elderly
- Feeding the Homeless
- Construction and Renovation
- Programs available year-round, starting on the 1st and 15th of each month
- Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
- Highly affordable program fees from $270 for 1 week
- Community-driven projects focused on supporting local needs and delivering sustainable positive impacts
- Superior support services both pre-departure and while volunteering
- Free online volunteer training for all IVHQ volunteers
- Affordable Spanish language lessons available
- Between 5 and 20 IVHQ volunteers start in Colombia each month
- Weekends are free to explore Colombia with fellow volunteers - explore the Caribbean, Andes and more!
Colombia Program Fee includes - airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.
Questions & Answers
JacobAge: 18 or youngerMaleNorfolk, EnglandUniversity of ExeterTeaching English in Colombia04/14/2016How could this program be improved?
The programmes were very enjoyable and it was really good to be able to choose and experience all, however at times there were quite a lot of volunteers on one programme and other programmes had few volunteers on that day, so maybe slightly more organised choices.
Tae'shaonaAge: 19-24FemaleBoston, MABoston University
NehaAge: 19-24FemaleSydneyUniversity of New South WalesResponse from IVHQ
Hi Neha, Thanks for sharing your feedback. It's great to hear that you felt at home in the volunteer accommodation in Colombia and that your volunteer experience was such positive one. Thanks for being an IVHQer!
EmelieAge: 19-24FemaleSt. Louis, MissouriPrincipia CollegeGreat Volunteer Experience in Bogota Colombia through IVHQ08/13/2015How could this program be improved?
The food was delicious but sometimes ran out quickly. However, the house leaders are very good about accommodating peoples' needs.Response from IVHQ
Hi Emelie, Thanks for the recommendation. Thanks for being an IVHQer and we look forward to having you on another IVHQ program again in the future.
HomelessinBogotaAge: 25-30FemaleStockholm, Sweden
MmmmHmmmAge: 19-24FemaleQueensland, AustraliaQueensland University of TechnologyI did not enjoy my experience in with Emerging Voices05/08/2012Response from IVHQ
We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience in Colombia. The safety and comfort of all our volunteers is of utmost importance to our local staff, which is why curfews are implemented. We have passed your feedback on to our local staff and we hope you were still able to enjoy your volunteering project and your time spent with the other volunteers.
About the provider
IVHQ (International Volunteer HQ) provides safe, unique, meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer programs in 32 countries around the world, with a constantly expanding base. Programs are available in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific, where IVHQ works alongside local NGOs to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities. Currently, IVHQ has programs in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Morocco, Victoria Falls, Madagascar, Bali, China, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, the Philippines, Fiji, Romania, Italy, Spain and Portugal!
Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or on a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs below and visit the IVHQ website for more information.