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WECO2021-MTV COLOMBIA Cartagena (Tierra Bomba), Colombia SOCI / ENVI / EDUC 01/01/2022 31/03/2022

Name: Volunteer on a Caribbean island.

Code: WECO2021-MTV

Type of work: SOCI / ENVI / EDUC

Location: Cartagena (Tierra Bomba), Colombia.

Dates: 01.06.2021 to 31.03.2022

Number of vols: 4 (2 male + 2 female).

Age: 18-60




In general, volunteers help organize and develop the different activities. Every day, except Sundays, there is a class or workshop for the children of the Island. All children who want to can participate.

In addition to this, together with the local community, participants organize beach cleaning days, pet days or any other activity that requires the support of volunteers.

The work includes:


On Saturdays, volunteers and local young people visit other beaches where water sports such as surf and paddleboard are taught to the children and young people of the foundation.

All knowledge and skills are welcome for the development of classes and/or workshops.

With your help we will create more opportunities and a better future for the children of the island.


Accommodation and food:

The participants will stay at the Foundation's facilities. Each volunteer will have a private room with private bathroom. The kitchen will be shared with the other volunteers.

Participants will be provided with food supplies and they will cook and prepare their own meals together. 

Once a week, a member of the local community will be with the volunteers teaching them to cook typical food from the Colombian coast.

The food provided will be vegetarian/pescatarian. Since one of the main activities on the island is fishing, we can support the local community by buying food from them.


Project Partner: 

This camp will be carried out in cooperation with Amigos del Mar Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the social development, sport and educational growth of young people from Tierra Bomba Island. This is achieved by motivating young people to return to school, and training them in discipline and values, through water sports, cultural and environmental activities.

To motivate them and train them in discipline, they involve them in nautical life, teaching them to surf, windsurf, stand up paddle board and kitesurf. Likewise, they provide complementary education for girls and boys on the island and offer young people productive opportunities to learn, take part and earn extra money.


Location and leisure: 

Cartagena is a city that is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. The city has several archipelagos and islands around that are truly a paradise, among these is Tierra Bomba Island.

Cartagena brings together the charm of colonial architecture, the excitement of a vivid nightlife, fascinating cultural festivals, and lush landscapes, to bring you a unique experience.

Tierra Bomba is located just 10 minutes from Cartagena by boat. Tierra Bomba has become an important tourist destination, thanks to its white sand beaches and blue waters, in addition to the historical and natural riches it possesses and the numerous options it offers to visitors.

During free time, volunteers can go to the different beaches of Tierra Bomba (Playa Linda, Punta Area, etc), snorkeling the reefs of the island, learning and practicing surfing as well as visiting Cartagena.

*Volunteers can freely use the Foundation's surfboards.



A negative PCR test for COVID-19 is required to enter the country and to participate in the Workcamp.

All participants must have medical assistance insurance, which covers, among others, situations related to COVID-19.

The extra fee must be paid 1 month prior to workcamp starting via bank transfer.


Participation fee: 380 EUR /month

Minimum stay is 1 month, maximum 3 months.

Local transportation, health insurance and tickets are covered by the volunteer.


Language: English / Spanish

Closest Airport: Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Nuñez