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WECO2023-MTV6 COLOMBIA BuritacaColombia... KIDS,EDU,SPOR 01/07/2023 31/12/2023

Volunteer in a dream place | WECO2023-MTV6 | 2023-07-01 - 2023-12-31 | KIDS,EDU,SPOR | 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. The foundation is the charity arm of the hostel. - 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 work includes: - Help and support all the lessons, clubs and activities the foundation carries out. - Carry out different sport activities with children and teenagers. - Propose and plan activities for small and big groups alone and with the other volunteers. - Structure the activity so that learning occurs while students are being physically active and having fun. - Motivate the children, be supportive and always a role model for them. - Promote the daily foundation activities to hostel guests and encourage them to come along and volunteer together. - Help with on site fundraising: encourage the hostel guests to donate (there are several ways). 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 guests’ dorm and will use shared bathrooms. 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: 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. 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 the capital, Bogota, 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: - To enter the country either Certificate of vaccination or a Covid test is required. - 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 volunteer who is happy to approach all guests staying at the hostel to tell them about the Foundation and invite them to volunteer in the daily activities. - It would be nice if you could bring some games, sport activities from your country. - Language: basic Spanish and intermediate English - Fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/ruCp9WtsJYA7qWuo6 - Interview with WeCollab and the local partner. - Minimum stay is 1 month, the longer the better. - 400 eur / month - IMPORTANT: write in the application your preferred dates (from/ until when)

Santa Marta. The exact place and time will be in the infosheet

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 400 EUR

- The extra fee includes food, accommodation and local transportation during the project. - Participation of volunteers with disabilities: possible (discussed during the interview) - Health insurance and tickets are covered by the volunteer. - 400 eur / month