Help at a cultural centre to teach English through a cultural exchange in Puerto López, Colombia



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    UPDATED INFORMATION: 6th OCTOBER ***another way to volunteer***

    A united world is the construction of a developing society. Because of the situation of COVID-19 around the world, we decided that from our homes we can continue to volunteer.

    We continue in our activities but now VIRTUAL***
    We are receiving requests to help us continue this cultural exchange of English, but now from home. Teach English to the Puerto López community.
    Hours are flexible. from 3 to 5 pm Colombia time. Each class is 30 to 40 minutes.
    Each group is 4 to 6 students and they are always eager to meet foreigners to practice English and teach them a little Spanish.
    ------Perhaps for December 2020 we will open the activities in the cultural center. If you are interested in coming in the future we are also receiving applications.-----
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    !!We are waiting!!
    We have a lot of free time and this will be a space to contribute a grain of sand in this English process.

    We are a Cultural Center. Joe and Laura created this project of educational innovation for sustainable development with the purpose of generating projects for the community around cultural exchanges through foreigners who with their knowledge, experiences and Ideas contribute to the development of artistic, cultural, musical and bilingual scenarios.
    Our work team focuses on the pedagogical, psychological, communicative, cultural, tourist and international relations areas where we design and execute social intervention projects based on the needs of the community to promote social development.
    Our activities are based on teaching English through cultural exchanges. Exchange of information between the community and abroad.

    This 2020 We had the opportunity to take this project to more places in Colombia.
    ****** We're located in Headquarters: Puerto López-Meta
    - Gutiérrez, Cundinamarca
    - Fosca, Cundinamarca
    - Supatá, Cundinamarca

    We request information before the foreigner arrives:
    -International insurance
    -Valid passport
    .....They are requirements with municipal organizations....

    Arrival and departure times: (subject to modifications)
    - 15th-16th February
    - 14th-15th March
    - 11th-12th April
    - 9th - 10th May
    - 6th - 7th June
    - 4th - 5th July
    - 1st - 2nd August
    - 29th - 30th August
    - 26th - 27th September
    - 24th - 25th October
    - 21st- 22nd November
    - 19th- 20th December

    We are waiting for you!

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Somos la Corporación Centro Cultural , desde el 2018 Joe y Laura crearon este proyecto de innovación educativa para el desarrollo sostenible con el propósito de generar proyectos de vida para la comunidad entorno a intercambios culturales a través de extranjeros quienes con sus conocimientos, experiencias e ideas aportan al desarrollo de escenarios artísticos, culturales, musicales y bilingües.
    Nuestro equipo de trabajo se enfoca en las áreas pedagógicas, psicológicas, comunicativas, culturales, turísticas y relaciones internacionales donde diseñamos y ejecutamos proyectos de intervención social con base a las necesidades de la comunidad para propender por el desarrollo social.

    Nuestras actividades se basan en la enseñanza del inglés a través de intercambios culturales. Intercambio de información entre la comunidad y el extranjero.

    Este 2020 tuvimos la oportunidad de llevar este proyecto a más lugares en Colombia.
    ****** Estamos ubicados en la sede principal: Puerto López-Meta
    - Gutiérrez, Cundinamarca
    - Fosca, Cundinamarca
    - Supatá, Cundinamarca

    Solicitamos información antes de que llegue el extranjero:
    -Seguro internacional
    -Pasaporte válido
    ..... Son requisitos con las organizaciones municipales ...

    Te estamos esperando!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Puerto López, the geographic center of Colombia. With landscapes of the plain of the Orinoquía region.
    You arrive in Bogotá at the bus terminal called Salitre, it is 20 minutes from the airport.
    You enter module 2, go to the bus called "La macarena" and take a direct one to Puerto López. The value is 40,000 COP and the trip takes about 5 hours ☺✌
    If you need more information tell us
    The cultural center has socio-musical projects encouraging the diversity of culture that the municipality possesses.
    Additional know the llanera culture of our region and meet the population of Puerto López.

    We also have an itinerary of tourist activities so you can do in free time with us, our friends and the community.
    The community likes to share with foreigners so it is not a tourist municipality, so they know the Cultural Center where the "foreigners" are.

    You can take a bus to the monument of the geographic center of Colombia (USD 2) or Know the farm of friends who have cows and a beautiful cabin of friends.
    You can also visit Villavicencio - the capital of META, which is about an hour away. ($ 15,000 COP / 5 USD)
    Also know Acacias, where Laura's parents live, a large family that likes to share with foreigners and show them the culture of a llanera family. (20 USD)

    Puerto Lopez is a small town, beautiful, nice, people like it when there are foreigners.
    There is a lagoon "La venturosa" where you can swim and ride a canoe and enjoy a great landscape of the plains. (2 USD or walk) 4 USD -> ride a canoe for 1 hour for a group of 6-10 people.

    Meat llanera "mamona" 8 USD is the typical dish of the region.

    Create spaces to meet great people and above all to be able to impact the hearts of children, youth and families. <3

    Puerto López, centro geográfico de Colombia. Con paisajes de la llanura de la región de la Orinoquía. Contamos con un grupo de personas oriundas de la región. Llegas a Bogotá al terminal de autobuses llamada Salitre, está a 20 minutos del aeropuerto. Entras en el módulo 2, vas al autobús llamado "La macarena" y tomas uno directo a Puerto López. El valor es de 40,000 COP y el viaje dura aproximadamente 5 horas ☺✌. Si necesitas más información dinos

    El centro cultural cuenta con proyectos socio-musicales incentivando la diversidad de cultura que posee el municipio.
    Adicional conocer la cultura llanera de nuestra región y conocer a la población de Puerto López.

    Además tenemos un itinerario de actividades turísticas para que pueda realizar en el tiempo libre con nosotros, nuestros amigos y la comunidad. Los habitantes les gusta compartir con los extranjeros por lo que no es un municipio turístico, así que ellos conocen el Centro Cultural donde están los "extranjeros".

    Podemos llevarte al monumento del centro geografico de Colombia.( en carro o pagar un bus 5 USD) Conocer la finca de amigos que tienen vacas y una hermosa cabañan de amigos.
    Pueden conocer Villavicencio - la capital del META que está a una hora. ($15.000 COP / 5 USD)
    También conocer Acacias, donde viven los padres de Laura, una gran familia que le gusta compartir con los extranjeros y mostrarles la cultura de una familia llanera. (20 USD)

    Puerto López es un pequeño pueblo, hermoso, agradable, las personas les agrada cuando hay extranjeros.
    Hay una laguna "La venturosa" donde se puede nadar y montar en canoa y disfrutar de un gran paisaje llanero. (2 USD o se pUede caminar) 4USD -> montar canoa por 1 hora para un grupo de personas de 6-10.

    Carne a la llanera "mamona" 8 USD es el plato típico de la región.

    Crear espacios para conocer grandes personas y sobre todo poder impactar el corazón de los niños, jóvenes y familias. <3

  • Help


    Centro Cultural offers the community the opportunity to access the English language (very required), as well as other languages that are of general interest through the exchange of information about the CULTURAL VALUES of each country where the workawayers come from.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ ️️️️Learning English language (among others)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ ️️️️Cultural exchange
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ ️️️️Contribution to the acquisition of new knowledge and skills
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ ️️️️ Significant contribution to the construction of the Social Project "Cultural Center"
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Need empowered people to transmit a cultural exchange, knowledge in music, musical instruments, language (teach)
    and realization of social projects for the inclusion of the community, social networks, fundraising.
    *️️️️️️️If you have a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification it is a plus.

    We require 4 to 5 hours a day from Monday to Friday for teaching English to children from 4 years to 17 years and sometimes adults. Then you will have free time. The time we do not take it as "work" is to enjoy every action you take with us. Life is to live it to the fullest, with passion and respect. We have books for the volunteer with the themes of each class and the class plan for the volunteer guide.
    Additional help us with some housework, such as sweeping or mopping so that the house is clean. It will be 2 times a week. :)
    The minimum stay is 1 month to make the process more rewarding with the community.


    Centro Cultural ofrece a la comunidad la oportunidad de acceder al idioma inglés (muy requerido), además de otros idiomas que son de interés general por medio del intercambio de información acerca de los VALORES CULTURALES de cada país de donde provienen los workawayers.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Aprendizaje del idioma inglés (entre otros)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Intercambio cultural
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Contribución a la adquisición de nuevos conocimientos y habilidades
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Aporte significativo a la construcción del Proyecto Social "Centro Cultural"
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Necesitamos gente empoderada que nos transmita un intercambio cultural, conocimiento en música, instrumentos musicales, lenguaje (enseñanza) y realización de proyectos sociales para la inclusión de la comunidad, redes sociales, buscar recaudación de fondos.
    *️️️️️️️Si tiene certificación TEFL/TESOL/CELTA es un plus

    Requerimos de 4 a 5 horas al día de lunes a viernes para la enseñanza del inglés a niños desde los 4 años hasta los 17 años y a veces adultos. Luego tendrás tiempo libre. El tiempo no lo tomamos como "trabajo" es disfrutar cada acción que realices con nosotros. La vida es para vivirla al máximo, con pasión y respeto. Contamos con libros para el voluntario con las temáticas de cada clase y el plan de clase para guía del voluntario

    La estadía minima es de 1 mes para que el proceso sea más gratificante con la comunidad.


  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Minimum stay : 1 Month **you can negotiate the minimum stay time**
    We are flexible if you want to stay longer. You can tell us in advance if you want to stay longer

    Centro Cultural has 6 rooms.

    1. Office / Reception
    2. Cultural exchange room
    3. Bedroom: audiovisual room, video and material editing
    4. Bedroom 1: 2 double beds,
    5. Bedroom 2: 1 double bed, 1 cabin,
    6. Bedroom 3: 2 cabins, auxiliary bed,

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ ️️️️All rooms have private bathrooms

    2 Meals Lunch and Dinner
    We provided a Market to cook Rice, legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas) vegetables (carrot, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cucumber, spinach, zucchini, bananas, oatmeal, wheat flour, and corn. We do not provide meat food

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ For vegetarians and vegans: We do not provide a vegetarian or vegan diet, we only provide basic vegetables named above.

    Lionel Hampton

    Centro Cultural cuenta con 6 ambientes.

    1. Oficina/Recepción
    2. Salón de intercambio cultural
    3. Cuarto: audiovisual, edición de videos y materiales
    4. Dormitorio 1: 2 camas dobles, aire acondicionado
    5. Dormitorio 2: 1 cama doble, 1 camarote, aire acondicionado
    6. Dormitorio 3: 2 camarotes, cama auxiliar, aire acondicionado

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Todas las habitaciones tienen baño privado

    2 comidas: Almuerzo y Cena
    Proveemos un mercado para cocinar como Arroz, legumbres (frijol, garbanzo, lentejas, arveja) verduras (zanahorias, papas, cebolla, tomate, pepino, espinaca, zuchinni, platanos, brocoli, y otros como avena y harina de trigo y maiz, aceite) No proporcianamos alimentos cárnicos

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Para los Vegetarianos y veganos: No proporcionamos una dieta vegetariana ni vegana, solo proporcionamos vegetales básicos nombrados anteriormente.

    Lionel Hampton


  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can know the tourist sites of the municipality. La Ema River, Potosí. The highest viewpoint in the Meta region. Laguna la Venturosa. The canoeist, the boardwalk with the river walks. It is one hour from Villavicencio. There are cycling, horseback riding, we have some friends who have farms to go to milk, to know the immensity of the plain.
    Puedes conocer los sitios turísticos del municipio. Río La Ema, Potosí. El mirador más alto de la región del Meta. Laguna la Venturosa. El canoero, el malecón con los paseos de río. Esta a una hora de Villavicencio. Hay ciclismo, cabalgatas, tenemos unos amigos que tienen fincas para ir a ordeñar, conocer la inmensidad del llano.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

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  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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