Volunteer with Sustainable Food Programs in Cartagena, Colombia




Ed. Banco Popular, Cl. 32 #8-21, Oficina 13-08, La Matuna



The Issue:

Areas around Cartagena and the rest of Colombia are extremely fertile and able to provide a nutritious, healthy food source to locals; however, within the city there is a lack of community gardens, composting and in general, awareness of the “Slow Food” culture. Furthermore, many fruits and vegetables sit in the public market and go to waste while, at the same time, people are going hungry or cannot afford to buy healthy food.

Local Projects:

We partner with projects that work on food sustainability and educating communities about healthy eating, cooking, and gardening.

Possible responsibilities:

  • Go to the public market and help "rescue" fruits and vegetables that are ripe or unable to be used/sold, but still perfectly good to eat. Later, this food is donated to different foundations and schools.
  • Help organize events centered on cooking, teaching traditional recipes, and the "slow food" movement.
  • Help design, plant and market community gardens.
  • Support composting campaigns and efforts.

About us:

Domino Volunteers is a Cartagena-local volunteer organization that believes in the power for positive change when people put their skills, time and resources to use for impact. Our team is dedicated to facilitating and and supporting the connection and collaboration between volunteers, donors and foundations in Cartagena, Colombia.

We are 100% locally based in Cartagena, Colombia and have personal relationships with foundations that greatly benefit a community and tell us their needs. If these needs can be fulfilled by an interested volunteer, we create a volunteer position, organize pre-arrival details, orient the volunteer to the project, and support the foundation and volunteer throughout.

Our fees & services:

In order for us to continue our services of personally evaluating volunteer profiles and matching you to a local foundation with a proven record of impact, we ask for a contribution of 75 USD. With this fee, the Domino Volunteers team will evaluate your profile, contact local foundations on your behalf, provide an orientation on safety, culture, and living in Cartagena, bring you to your project(s), and provide 24/7 local support.

How To Apply


Interested in joining the Domino Volunteers team to support local organizations making a real impact in their communities?

Please contact us at dominovolunteers@gmail.com or via our website's contact page: https://www.dominovolunteers.com/contact.

Shortly upon receiving your email, we will be in contact with you to begin discussing your volunteer placement and how to prepare for your visit to Cartagena, Colombia.