Join a volunteering project and explore sacred Arhuaco land in La Guajira, Colombia




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    Duavico and Juan are Mamos of the Arhuaco people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia.
    To be a Mamo is to be the guarantor of the ancestral wisdom of their people. It is to be the guardian of the knowledge that a life in adequacy with the laws of the nature, allows the human being and the earth to heal each other, to finally communicate.
    In 2012, the two Mamos brothers decided to plant this seed in a sacred place.
    Today it's a land of encounter, discovery and exchange and a site dedicated to self-knowledge, to healing one's life with facets of ecological reserve.

    The first way in which we opened up to the world in 2015 was through the volunteer project. It allows all types of people to take part in the work carried out on the site (practising traditional agriculture, building living spaces and interaction between the Arhuacos and visitors, participating in the daily life of an indigenous family...). In return, these volunteers are taught the rules of Arhuacan life in order to find balance, strength and tranquillity in their personal lives, as well as regular spiritual work to learn to "look within oneself".

    Welcome to you who wish to discover our site, bearer of a profound message for the heart of human and Mother Earth.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Please note that this volunteering is an educational project with an introspective focus, initiated by Mamos (elders) of the Arhuaco people. This is not an ecological farm project.

    Volunteers are taught the arhuaco way of life to find balance, strength and tranquillity in their personal lives, as well as regular spiritual work to learn to "look within oneself".
    The Mamos, who represent the guardians of the ancestral wisdom of the Arhuaco people, offer a complete process that combines work on the body, emotions, mind and spirit.

    The site is located 10 km from the village of El Molino in the mountains of the Guajira facing the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, at an altitude of 700 m. You will be immersed in the heart of a lush nature, bathed in the tranquility and peace that emanates from the place.

    Sundays are usually reserved for walks in the mountains to welcome and bring forth the wisdom that the mountains represent according to arhuaco knowledge.
    The baths are taken directly at the river, in a place filled with intense wild fauna and flora.

    The conviviality with the Arhuacos is an exceptional life experience because of the natural joy and happiness that emanates from these human beings.
    Immersing yourself in the heart of the Arhuaca culture, you will have the opportunity to observe the process of designing the "mochila Tutu", the traditional arhuaco bag, or the clothing worn and woven by the men of the tribe.
    The children and other family members enjoy teaching you the basics of Iku, their native language.

    The whole process of coffee and chocolate making is also part of the discoveries you will have the opportunity to make with us.

  • Arbeit


    Whoever you are, whatever you can do with your hands, come and meet us !

    Here are some of the regular activities that the volunteers who visit us take part in:

    ● Traditional agriculture with the cultivation of maize, beans, squash, bananas, sugar cane, cassava, coffee, cocoa, malanga...
    ● Planting trees as part of a reforestation project (we have not started planting, it is planned !)
    ● Bringing in wood from the forest
    ● Collecting Coca leaves in the traditional arhuaca way
    ● Earthworks
    ● Construction of traditional arhuaca houses and sacred places "Kankurua" (traditional arhuaca construction dedicated to group reflection on community life and arhuaco spiritual work)
    ● Decoration of the places built, artistic work

    And many other things depending on the needs of the moment!

    If you have the ability to understand and translate Spanish into another language this is very useful to us. We are always looking for translators to facilitate the exchange with our visitors.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Englisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    We welcome the volunteers in an environment close to nature and far from the usual comforts encountered in modern society. Let's see the facilities available on the site:

    Rooms with hammocks (we have blankets on site but it is advisable to bring your own for comfort).

    A kitchen available for volunteers for convenience (under construction yet, come and help us to improve the reception of volunteers).

    Daily meals are organised and prepared by the arhuaca family on site. The meals are rich in roots and tubers as well as cereals and pulses. We try to adapt as much as possible to the usual diet of a westerner by buying vegetables and other products that are not part of the traditional arhuaca diet, however the meals may require some time to be assimilated by the fragile intestines or those not used to this type of food.

    Dry toilets as well as conventional toilets under shelter.

    The provision of water extracted directly from the surrounding springs.
    !!! Please note that people who are not used to drinking unfiltered water should provide a purification or filtration system for their drinking water. !!!

    The site has no electricity or telephone coverage, offering complete tranquillity (if absolutely needed there is, however, the possibility of connecting to the 3g network within a 30-minute walk in the mountains).
    There is no way to charge any battery system on site, If necessary, you can bring your own solar battery or an external battery.
    !!! Please remember to bring a headlamp with enough battery power to light your way at night !!!

    No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the premises.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Come and develop qualities of personal will, passion, patience, calm and inner peace, centredness and clarity of mind; in the midst of a complete and preserved nature, in the company of one of the rare root peoples who have kept their way of life and ancestral wisdom intact. These people are waiting for you with the wish to converse and exchange with you on their culture and vision of the universe, from their joy of living and their natural humour which will know how to enchant you.

    If you are interested in participate to our volunteering you can first contact us and we will give you all the information you'll need to take your decision.

    So see you soon and "Duni" (meaning thank you in Iku) we are waiting for you!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We can accept dogs, cats... Here we have a cat, a dog and horses, cows... Please contact us before coming with a pet to organize your stay.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    4 hours a day, 5 days a week minimum, variable according to the season and the needs of the moment. There is no precise time limit set by the Mamos; the meaning of being a volunteer for the Arhuacos comes from a place of personal desire and openness

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Kultureller Austausch: (5.0)

Kommunikation: (4.8)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 735919877973