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WECO2023 -MTV9 COLOMBIA Bogota ENVI/CONS/KIDS 01/05/2023 31/12/2023

VOLUNTEER IN A CLOUD FOREST| WECO2023-MTV9| 2023-05-01 - 2023-12-31 | ENVI/CONS/KIDS| Age: 18 - 65

The Natural Park is a natural reserve that has two lines of volunteering, the first is focused on conservation and its activities are aimed at caring for and protecting the environment, and the second aims at education with children, an alternative school and learning community in the heart of the reserve.

Work : As a volunteer you can work in the line that you like the most, having the possibility of working in both lines if you wish. The activities carried out in volunteering are the following. Accompany and assist investigations carried out in the reserve. Maintenance of different spots, such as the small lake “laguna”, forest nursery, organic gardens, trails and infrastructure. Environmental education. Waste and compost management. Support in reforestation-restoration work (planting days).Accompany the local, learning community´s activities (accompany walks with the children, starting new projects, accompany learning processes, play...). Language classes with the children (according to the language(s) the volunteer knows) . Suggest, develop and carry out new initiatives and projects. Other activities according to the skills and abilities of the volunteer and according to the needs of the natural park and community living there.

 Accommodation and food:  The volunteer house is located in the heart of a nature park. It has 2 shared rooms with beds available for 4 people individually and one double bed for a couple. There is also a bathroom, an equipped kitchen, a small living room, terrace and washing machine. The house is not always fully occupied. It may happen that you are the only volunteer, depending on the time of year. Each volunteer who stays for at least two months is assigned a monthly budget to buy food according to his/her diet; the amount is enough to buy basic food in the local market. The volunteers are responsible for cooking their own meals, this is a perfect space to share recipes and carry out a culinary cultural exchange. Vegetarian food is available.

Location:  Bogotá, Colombia

Location and Lesiure: This project will be carried out in cooperation with a natural park, located near Bogotá, between 2.100m and 2.600m above sea level.

Meeting point: in Bogotá. The exact meeting point will be given in the infosheet some weeks before your arrival.

Requirements: Good health and physical condition, willing to hike the mountain on steep slopes, and understand the implications of working outdoors. Have a real interest in volunteering and not consider it just as a way of doing economic tourism. Minimum basic Spanish (English is a plus) Tetanus Vaccine (highly recommended) .Minimum 2 months, maximum 6 months .The extra fee must be paid at the latest 1 month prior to the project starting via bank transfer / Paypal. Interview with our local partner via zoom in Spanish. Certificate of vaccination or Covid-test to enter the country.

Language:  Spanish

Extra Fee:  50 EUR/month