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WECO2023-MTV3 COLOMBIA BuritacaColombia... EDU,KIDS,SOCI 10/04/2023 31/12/2023

Community English Teacher | WECO2023-MTV3 | 2023-04-10 - 2023-12-31 | EDU,KIDS,SOCI | Age: 18 - 99

This project will be carried out in cooperation with a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the social development, sport and educational growth of young people from Buritaca. An award winning hostel situated on the River Buritaca, 25 min walk from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The hostel has a foundation that runs educational, sporting and environmental projects to positively impact their local community. Some of the activities carried out by the foundation and its volunteers: - Sports club - Community school - English lessons - Arts club - Environmental education - Recycling and waste management programme.

Work: The main goal of the foundation is to help provide free, fun, inclusive and impactful activities for every child in the local community and nearby villages. The volunteer will teach English and help children with their homework out in the community. The work is either in the local town or in the local Indigenous town of Quebrada del Sol. There are lessons for the staff, as well in the hostel. The work includes: - Plan activities for smaller and bigger groups (little kids 3-5 years old, children / teenagers and staff). - Structure the activity so that learning occurs while students are being active and having fun. - Motivate the children, be supportive and always a role model for them. - Create space for everyone. There are always other volunteers who help with the activities from the foundation and sometimes the hostel guests join, too. 5-6 hours of help a day, 5 days a week. Transport is covered by the foundation.

Accomodation and food: The site is a stunning 2-hectare plot of land with a unique river beach and nature everywhere. You will enjoy daily visits from humming birds and howler monkeys. It is a well-known hostel with DJs, bar and a lot of young people so be prepared for loud music sometimes, but good vibes are guaranteed. The volunteer will stay in the hostel in a shared room with other volunteers. There is free laundry service for the volunteers. There is Wifi, but not brilliant. The volunteer will receive 3 served meals per day in the hostel. There are discounted drinks and free drinking water.

Location: BuritacaColombia

Location and Leisure: The foundation and hostel are surrounded by nature, a river and the ocean is pretty close, too. There also are a wide variety of activities available in and around the hostel: table tennis, pool, paddleboards, volleyball, football, tubing, kayak and loads of amazing beaches: Parque Tayrona, waterfalls, entrance to lost city, sunrise hike and much more. The closest big city is Santa Marta with a national airport, you can reach it from Bogota, the capital, within an hour flight or from Cartagena by bus 5-6 hours. From Santa Marta you can get to the hostel by bus in 1.5h. For more ideas and info: https://colombia.travel/en/santa-marta

Airport: SMR

Train/Bus station: Santa Marta Bus Terminal

Requirements: - The volunteer must have medical assistance insurance, which covers, among others, situations related to Covid-19. - The extra fee must be paid 1 month prior to the project starting via bank transfer or Paypal. - A fun, sociable, reliable profile with some teaching experience. - Experience with smaller children is also brilliant. - Language: intermediate Spanish and English. - Fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/ruCp9WtsJYA7qWuo6 - Interview with WeCollab and the local partner. - Minimum stay is 3 months, the longer the better. - IMPORTANT: write in the application your preferred dates (from / until when)

Buritaca. The exact place and time will be in the infosheet

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 80 EUR

Participation fee: 80 EUR for the first month. Each additional month 30 EUR. This includes food, accommodation and local transportation during the project. Participation of volunteers with disabilities: possible (discussed during the interview) If you could bring some games, activities from your country, would be great. To enter the country either Certificate of vaccination or a Covid test is required.