Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
The Colombia project provides safe retreats for vulnerable children, protecting them from the many temptations of the city and providing free education and food.
The children are provided with English classes, lessons in Spanish, arts, music, sports and various vocational training. We support a health programme, psychologist as well as providing all the nutritional needs of the children.
The project focuses on the young and vulnerable to assist them in finding a way out of the trap of poverty and to train them in vocational skills so that they can become contributing members to their families and society.
The project supports children from 2 years to 16 years old.
Volunteers teach or assist teaching English, art & crafts, music and sports – depending on your experience and abilities - as well as assisting the Colombian staff in the general upkeep of the home. During free time and activity time volunteers can play sports and other educational games with the children.
As a UK registered charity, Globalteer is different than many other organisations who connect volunteers with delete projects around the world, as we are 100% not-for-profit, so the more money we raise, the more we can invest in helping the delete projects we work with.
By volunteering with us you will be helping established projects with long-term goals to bring practical and achievable solutions. All the projects we work with have been chosen by Globalteer because they are answering a genuine need, and are working towards making asustainable difference in their local community.
Because our projects have clear objectives and a demand for volunteers to help achieve these objectives, there will always be work for you to do - every volunteer has a vital role to play during their placement.
Where your money goes
The placement fee that we ask for not only covers the costs of organising your placement, but unlike most other organisations, a donation is always made directly to the project on behalf of each volunteer – no matter how short the placement. So not only will you be helping the elephants while volunteering, but your donation will support the welfare of the elephants and the sanctuary's long-term objectives in the years to come!
We don't charge a registration or application fee, and you are required to pay nothing until you are accepted and ready to commit to your placement. More than that, we clearly list everything that is included in your placement on our website, which as a minimum includes accommodation, transfer on arrival, in-country support, letter of reference (if requested) and orientation.
As a charity, we are legally required to ensure that all money we receive is used to achieve our charitable objectives, so you can be sure that every dollar donated by you will go towards a good cause!
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
To apply or learn more, go to our Colombia Kids Project page. This page has everything you need to know about this exciting volunteering opportunity!