Help with teaching Yoga, Community English and Jungle schooling at a Boutique hostel in Buritaca, Colombia




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    We are a boutique hostel situated on the Rio Buritaca, around 10 minutes by car from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

    We have a volunteer YOGA teaching position to teach our 8 - 9 am classes Monday - Friday and support around the hostel. The next role is likely to start on MONDAY 1ST APRIL and we request you stay for at least 3 weeks. The longer you are able to stay the better.

    We also have a COMMUNITY ENGLISH TEACHING position for local Colombians of all ages. It is 25 hours a week Monday - Friday, with weekends free. Some classes are with our fantastic staff at the hostel, other are in the local town and in the local school. It is a mix of one and one and small group sessions. The next start date is likely to be on MONDAY 4TH MAY. We are also looking for teachers for three months ahead too but . The longer you are able to stay the better.

    And very excitingly, we are looking for a SPANISH SPEAKING TEACHING ASSISTANT to teach at the school that we sponsor in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta foothills, around 2 hours from the hostel on foot (very secluded). This is a very unique opportunity to teach children that have no other access to education, Mon - Thurs. We would provide all the meals and accommodation throughout the week, with the opportunity to come to the hostel or explore the surrounding area with a 3 day weekend. The only way to decide if you are suitable for this role is to visit the school and meet the kids. We always go up at 8am on a Wednesday so do book in with us for then. We are looking for volunteers who would be able to stay for a few months preferably.

    Our site is a stunning 2-hectare plot of land with a unique river beach and natural pool. We enjoy daily visits from humming birds and howler monkeys, the Caribbean is a 25-minute walk away, and there are thermal springs in the hills nearby. We also have an abundance of fruit trees!

    We are situated in Buritaca, sandwiched between Palomino and Parque Tayrona, both just 25 minutes away.
    Please only apply if you are right for the role above. For more GENERAL VOLUNTEERING opportunities, we always prioritize guests we have already met, so please do book in with us for a few days to give you the best possible chance to volunteer with us in the future. Thanks very much.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a big team here who all speak Spanish, see this as a good opportunity to practice and learn!

    The surrounding area is quintessentially Colombian - we are in a very rural location

  • Help


    Teach our daily 8-9 Yoga class

    Teaching English to people from the town of Buritaca, plus our staff.

    Teaching children that do not have access to education in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English and French

  • Accommodation


    Either a room of your own or a tent, all with beds.

    We have drinking water, showers and electricity and a working kitchen in a fully functioning hostel. We provide all meals and discounted drinks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Palomino, Parque Tayrona, Minca, Santa Marta, Taganga and La Guajira desert are all perfect day off excursions. The collectivo bus that runs between Santa Marta and Palomino is 10 minutes from the property, we can also organise transport to take you to and from Buritaca.

    We are 25 minutes from the ocean and there are plenty of walks in the hills close by. Rancho Relaxo and Costeño Beach are our closest neighbours, both of which are great for any time off.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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