Help at a hostel in Villa de Leyva and connect with local people in Colombia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Villa de Leyva is magic, you will fall in love with it from the start. Here at the hostel we like to keep the days fun and exciting therefore we try to involve the guests and create a social environment where we will do different activities depending on the day and the guests. We do activities like; making pizzas, watching the sunset at "El SANTO", trekking in the mountains, BBQ's at the weekend, bonfires, playing Tejo and movie nights and we are open to other ideas too.

    Our idea is that the volunteers can interact and make friends with the local Colombian people and involve in a real Colombian cultural exchange. We want you to experience living in a beautiful colonial town where you can really relax and take time to enjoy yourself.

    This town is well known because of the colonial architecture, it is a good spot to watch the stars, an astronomic and gastronomic place, has lots of festivals and here began the creation of the world; Villa de Leyva was a dinosaur territory where you can see the fossils. Villa de Leyva was a sea and is now half desert and half nature surrounded by huge mountains and natural parks close to many beautiful lagoons and waterfalls.

    Hola, estamos en busca de voluntarios y ofrecemos un porcentaje por manejo de redes sociales te interesa?
    Hello, we are looking for volunteers and we offer a percentage for managing social networks are you interested in ?

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My idea is to connect my own friends and local people with the volunteers. Then the volunteers are going to share with Colombian people a real culture and experiences. I would like to teach volunteers at least how to have an easy conversation in Spanish.

  • Help


    We would like the volunteer to be able to work on own initiative. We require someone to help with marketing, sales, social media presence, the new website, on reception, tidying up, helping prepare in the mornings, painting, building, implementing new ideas, helping with guests and of course helping out when we do activities and take the guests out.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English or Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a shared dorm with other volunteers. The dorm has a private bathroom and of course you can use the kitchen facilites at any time. We also have laundry available to use if needed. Breakfast is included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The department of Boyacá where Villa de Leyva is situated is full of nature and kind people. It is surrounded by beautiful towns and natural parks that are easily accesible by taxi or bus from the main terminal.

    This area is very safe and you can find cheap handicrafts markets, lots of little cafes, nice restaurants and architectural buildings. You can come by bus from bogota and it takes just 4 hours.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 366157332791