Help support grassroots initiatives in urban Bogota and Putumayo in the Amazon, Colombia

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Colombia

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    04/05/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm an almost 50 years old idealist, co-founder of our Fundacion, an NGO devoted to foster inclusive and sustainable initiatives around practical participatory ecosystems in different territories (two so far: an urban one near by and a rural one in the Amazon). The place were you'll stay is the rural home I live in with my father, which I've also run as an bnb for the past 4 years. Although in the countryside, with dogs, chickens and a vegetable garden to tend to, the house is located only 35 minutes away from a central spot in Bogota , which is why there's quite an offer of fun activities to enjoy during weekends: hikes, great restaurants, horse rides, ATVs, golf, a hummingbird sanctuary, paragliding and more. It's also an hour away from Chingaza Park, a beautiful natural reserve where you may appreciate the flora and fauna of a unique ecosystem in the world: the Paramo.

    The house has 3 paid employees :
    1 concierge, 2 house keepers.

    Our Fundacion has 4 paid employees:
    1 Manager
    1 General Coordinator
    1 Headquarter’s host
    1 Cultural animator

    Soy una idealista de casi 50 años, co-fundadora de nuestra Fundación, una ONG dedicada a apoyar iniciativas inclusivas e incluyentes en torno a ecosistemas participativos prácticos en diferentes territorios (por ahora uno urbano muy cercano y otro rural en el amazonas). El lugar donde te hospedarás es la casa rural en la que vivo con mi padre y que ha funcionado como airbnb por 4 años. A pesar de estar en el campo, con perros, gallinas, jardines y huerta que atender, la casa está localizada a solo 35 minutos de un lugar central en Bogotá (), razón por la cual tenemos en los alrededores una variada oferta de actividades divertidas para disfrutar durante los fines de semana: montañismo, deliciosos restaurantes, cabalgatas, cuatrimotos, campo de golf, un observatorio de colibries, parapente y mucho más. También estamos situados a una hora del Parque Chingaza, una preciosa reserva natural donde apreciarás la fauna y flora locales de un ecosistema único en el mundo: los páramos.

    La casa tiene 3 empleados pagados:
    1 conserje y 2 empleadas domésticas.

    Nuestra Fundación tiene 4 empleados pagados:
    1 Gerente
    1 Coordinador General
    1 Anfitrión de sede
    1 animador cultural

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    You'll have the experience of living in a Colombian rural area and also work with urban communities that have come together to work collaboratively in finding solutions for basic human needs and development. You’ll learn about hope and resourcefulness, creativity and solidarity. And hopefully some Spanish ;-)

    Tendrás la experiencia de vivir en comunidades rurales y urbanas en Colombia, que han sabido unirse para trabajar colaborativamente en la solución de problemas básicos y de desarrollo humano. Aprenderás sobre esperanza y recursividad, creatividad y solidaridad.

  • Help

    Help

    Because we work strengthening grass root organizations' teams, strategies and activities, each with different aims, the work we need help with is very varied: art and language education, child care, social integration of elders, children and adolescents through free-time activities (singing, dancing and sports), urban gardening, supporting entrepreneurs with design and social media, among other things.

    Como trabajamos fortaleciendo los equipos, estrategias y actividades de organizaciones de base comunitarias, cada una con objetivos distintos, el trabajo con el que necesitamos nos ayudes es muy variado: educación artística y en idiomas, cuidado de niños, integración social de ancianos, niños y adolescentes a través de actividades para el uso del tiempo libre (canto, baile y deportes), huertas urbanas, apoyo al emprendimiento por medio de labores de diseño y redes sociales, entre otras cosas.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll stay in a shared bedroom for 5 volunteers with 2 complete bathrooms (toilets and showers separate).

    The house is about 650 square meters, and also operates as an airbnb with 3 separate lodgings. The common areas for volunteers are: 2 living rooms, access to kitchen and one fridge just for volunteers, orchard and a beautiful garden.

    We'll provide breakfast in the main house or ingredients weekly, whatever works best for you. You'll have full access to the kitchen and use the volunteer's fridge and pantry. Kitchen is used by people with different diets so utensils may have been used with animal products.

    Te hospedarás en un dormitorio compartido para 5 voluntarios con 2 baños completos (inodoros y duchas separados)

    La casa tiene aproximadamente 650 metros cuadrados y también opera como un airbnb con 3 apartamentos independientes. Las áreas comunes para los voluntarios son: 2 salas, acceso a cocina con nevera exclusiva para voluntarios, huerta y jardines.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can come from Bogota to the house via bus (around USD $1.5). Buses run from 6:00 am until 9:30 pm. You can also take ubers (between USD $12 and $35, according to your location in Bogota, being the airport the most expensive fare).
    Besides all the rural activities and sites we've already mentioned, you can enjoy your free time in the many actvities Bogota´s got to offer.

    Puedes venir desde Bogota a la casa por bus (cuesta aprox USD $1.5). La ruta de buses va desde las 6:00 am hasta las 9:30 pm. También puedes tomar Uber (cuesta entre USD $12 y $35, dependiendo de tu ubicación en Bogotá, siendo la tarifa más cara la del aeropuerto). Además de las actividades rurales que ya hemos mencionado, puedes disfrutar de todas las actividades que ofrece Bogota.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours a week


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