24/7 Travel Support: Yes, and a volunteer coordinator Best season: Between December and April is peak season Average age: Between 20-30 years (Min. 18) Perfect for solo travelers, friends?: Great for everyone For which Spanish Level?: Basic level of Spanish is required
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Learn Spanish and volunteer in Cartagena

Have you always dreamed about Spanish classes in combination with volunteer opportunities in Colombia? Well, this is your chance. We work with a wide range of projects. Volunteering in Cartagena helps you to move out of your comfort zone and let you learn about Colombian culture. You will gain a deeper understanding of the country and contribute to the improvement of local life.

As far as we know, we are the only organization that offers Spanish lessons with free volunteering in Cartagena. After you arrive in Cartagena we will help you with all your questions, moreover, someone will go with you to visit the volunteer project together on your first day.

The Volunteer projects in Cartagena that we support

We support volunteering in animal protection and working with children (between the ages of 2 and 14). 

Requirements

The minimum of volunteer work is 2 weeks but for the projects that you have to work with children. We recommend a minimum of 4 weeks. Children get attached to you so it`s to their benefit when you stay a little bit longer. For our volunteer projects in Cartagena, you don¬īt need to speak Spanish but we always recommend having a basic level of Spanish. Your volunteering will be more enjoyable because you can communicate a little bit with the local people and practice your Spanish in real-life situations. For this reason, we suggest that you take a minimum of 4 weeks of lessons before you start with the project if you don¬īt speak any Spanish. We offer¬†private¬†and¬†group lessons in Cartagena.¬†

Please note: If you want to volunteer and take your Spanish lessons on the same day. It`s not possible to combine your volunteer program with taking group lessons due to the schedule. 

Accommodation

During the time of your Spanish course, we offer you a homestay experience. You will have your private room and breakfast included. This is a great way to experience the daily routine of a Colombian family. The option of a homestay experience is cheaper compared with any other private room in one of Cartagena`s hostels. 

To participate in our Cartagena volunteer program, there is a minimum of 2 weeks of volunteering and 2 weeks of Spanish lessons mandatory. 

If you are interested in one of these volunteer programs let us know and we will send you more information!

 

Cartagena | Learn Spanish | Volunteer | 

Please note this is a sample itinerary

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Spanish lessons Volunteer Free time
Tuesday Spanish lessons Volunteer Free time
Wednesday Spanish lessons Free time Free time
Thursday Spanish lessons Volunteer Language exchange
Friday Spanish lessons Volunteer Free time
Saturday Free time
Sunday Free time
  • 4 mornings of volunteering per week (usually a volunteer project can offer 4 times a week volunteer work, but it can be less, depends on the project and the need)
  • 24/7 emergency service and volunteer coordinator
  • Spanish course in Cartagena (to participate in our volunteer program there is a minimum of 2 weeks of volunteering and 2 weeks Spanish lessons mandatory)

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