• Colombia
1 to 36 weeks

Program Details

Apartment Guesthouse Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
* Food: Two meals per day, with authentic, fresh and healthy groceries from the local market.
* Accommodation: you can stay in our Center, at a home stay family, or in a house shared with other volunteers and depending on the availability it will be in a single or shared room. In any case it will be clean, bright and comfortable, we also provide linens.
* Local phone calls and utilities.
* Computers and fast wireless internet connection.
* Airport pick up
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 12, 2019
Nov 14, 2013
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About Program

You would be helping hard working Colombians to help the Elderly, Single Mothers and the Homeless in a variety of programs all based in beautiful and safe Ibague, Colombia.

Let's Go Volunteer is a Colombian non profit organization that helps out in diverse grassroots projects. It takes place in a sunny mid-size city named Ibague, located 200 kilometers south of Bogota, capital of our country. We take volunteers from all over the world who want to help others, while having a great time, learning, traveling and enjoy themselves.

Program Reviews

4.00 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • 2 rating 33.33%
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  • Impact 4
  • Support 4.35
  • Fun 3.35
  • Value 4
  • Safety 3.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

Moving Experience - Recommended!!

Volunteering in Ibague was an amazing experience that I would really recommend. I was overwhelmed to hear the stories of women who are trying to turn their lives around and was truly inspired by their determination! I enjoyed visiting the project on a daily basis to look at goals and motivation for these ladies.

Staff at the project are so friendly and really care for your welfare. They are keen for you to make the most of your experience and the food is delicious! Honestly it is a trip that needs to be experienced - hard to put into words but ultimately worthwhile and humbling!

What would you improve about this program?
Some of the areas are not safe to walk around alone but the staff accompany you to work with the children at San Jose and are always considering your safety. If you are sensible then there is nothing to worry about.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A rewarding volunteering opportunity

Let's Go Volunteer/Manos Amigas comes from a place of love. Immediately you can see exactly where the money you pay goes: feeding children, buying them supplies and paying the local help. The foundation has a few core areas and also works with other charitable organizations in Ibague in order to provide volunteers with a variety of options to make a difference.

The Colombians associated with the foundation are hospitable, fun and love to plan trips around the area with volunteers. And as you probably know, Colombia has plenty of natural and historical beauty to see.

I know of three volunteers personally that have been back to volunteer multiple times.

What would you improve about this program?
Common sense goes a long way in Colombia. There are dangerous areas and it is important to listen to the advice of the locals, especially the people who work for the foundation (Berenice, Yamile, etc) Basically if you go looking for trouble you can find it. If you keep your nose clean (no pun intended) you'll be fine.

Also, not a lot of English speakers in this city. The more Spanish you know, the richer the experience.

- An American
58 people found this review helpful.
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No, I don't recommend this program

they don's accept you helping them if you live in Ibague: there goal is foreign money!

They only want foreign money. There are several examples of people wanting to help them living for a while in Ibague. They refuse that.
The organisation is not transparant: only one or two decide like dictators what's going to happen.
and who receives money. Don't recommend them.

a Belgian

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