Make a REAL difference in Colombia with Love Volunteers Mangrove Ecosystem Conservation Program






For volunteers with a passion for conservation and the desire to travel to beautiful Colombia in South America, this environmental protection and education program ticks all the boxes! The program is based in the historic and beautiful city of Cartagena de Indias, situated on the Caribbean Sea. The city is the country’s tourism hub, filled with amazing history, architecture and a bustling social scene. The aim of this volunteer program is to supply international volunteers to work alongside local adults and school children to clean and rehabilitate waterway ecosystems that run through the city, as well as educate communities that live next to mangrove areas, so that both locals and tourists can continue to enjoy this precious natural reserve. Volunteers for this program must have a passion for the environment and be willing to assist on a variety of jobs. This program is ideal for volunteers who love the natural world and want to protect it for future generations. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem in Cartagena de Indias
  • Clean the waterways to open it up for people to enjoy and as an eco-tourism offering
  • Assist in after school education programs that teach children about the local ecosystems and caring for the environment
  • Provide mangrove education projects to locals and visitors alike
  • Expose volunteers and locals alike to different people and cultures
  • Support community trash collection and recycling programs

Fee Required




  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 20 years and over who wish to give their time and energy to help protect the natural environment of Colombia. This 'hands-on' project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in conservation/environmental studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by your local project leader. Volunteers on this project will need at least an intermediate understanding of Spanish in order to communicate effectively with local project team members. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team! 

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

  • Emergency contact