Our Biological Reserve looking for helpers in Colombia, near Santa Marta



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    Our biological reserve is located 1hour from Santa Marta and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tayrona Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The Reserve covers an area of ​​30 hectares of protected forest. We are a successful reforestation project and now we work on preservation, conservation and sustainability.
    We are also a lodge with restaurant. Here you can find parrots, caimans, turtles and fish from the amazonas, including the huge arapaima. For recreation we have a river, hikes, meditation areas and the possibility to do yoga.


    Nos encargamos de la conservación de plantas y arboles nativos.

    Nuestra reserva biológica está situada a 1h de Santa marta y 1h30 del Parque Tayrona en las faldas de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. La Reserva tiene una superficie de 30 hectáreas. Fue creada con el objetivo de crear un banco de plantas (acuáticas, terrestres y medicinales). La reserva cuenta también con animales en protección (guacamayas, zainos, babillas, tortugas, arapaimas). Tambien somos una eco-lodge con un restaurante. Por la Reserva pasa el río manzanares con una cascada donde se puede bañar y relajar. Es un proyecto exitosos de reforestacion y trabajamos hacia la conservacion, preservacion y sostenibilidad.
    Ven a ser parte de nuestros voluntarios para descubrir y ayudar a preservar este mágico lugar.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    The reserve offers a lot of information and a good working experience in tropical nature. If you wish to learn something, you are always welcome to ask. Depending on the time of the stay, the responsibilities will be more and also the knowledge.

    La reserva ofrece mucha informacion y gran experiencia trabajando en la naturaleza tropical. Si deseas aprender algo aqui, eres siempre bienvenido a preguntar. Dependiendo del tiempo de estadia, las responsabilidades seran mayores, igualmente que el conocimiento.

  • Help


    We are looking at the moment for:

    - Help with our SEOs
    We have already a website, but working on our SEOs takes too much of our time and concentration (besides we don’t know much about it) and therefore your help is much apreciate it.
    You can work on this 2 hrs per day, 5 hours per week.

    - Garden and maintenance
    Here you will help us with our plant nursery, helping us with our plant collections, maintaining the garden and keeping the reserve suited for visitors walking through it.

    - Help the sustainable and environmeltal project
    We belong to a new sustainable community and it is very important to us to be able to focus on this and bring this to the public as well. We are also working on some envvironmental projects. As this is a lot of work for us and we lack on time, you can help us make our dream of making a better inpact to this world come true. I can explain you a bit more about this.

    These tasks are the main ones we need at the moment, but we like to mix those with other tasks in the reserve, like gardening, English teaching, maintenance, a bit of construction, etc… whatever is needed during the day.

    - If you like working also with kids and love painting murals, please let us know =)

    We DON’T charge anymore, but will supply you with a place to sleep, the food necessities (such as rice, beans, salt, sugar and cooking oil) and the volunteer (you in this case) can cook in the volunteer kitchen, bringing his/her own food. – I can explain more about it in an email, if you are interested in giving us a hand.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    At the moment we have a shared room for volunteers with a shared bathroom located outside. They use a volunteer kitchen.

    Por el momento tenemos un cuarto compartido con baño externo. Se hace uso de la cocina para voluntarios.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Within the Reserve there are some ancient Tayrona trails and a river where you can swim and relax.
    Around the reserve there are many waterfalls and also the opportunity to discover more trails and terraces.
    The Reserve can be reached by foot from Minca walking 5 hours.

    It is very important to have BASIC SPANISH understanding because the tasks in the reserve are going to be guided by a person who does not speak any english.

    Also important is that the volunteer travels with health insurance.

    En la Reserva se encuentran unos senderos auténticos Tayronas y el rio donde se puede relajar y bañar.

    Alrededor de la reserva existen muchas cascadas y posas para descubrir y mas caminos y terrazas Tayronas.
    Desde la Reserva se puede llegar hasta Minca caminando 5horas.

    Es importante que la persona tenga un conocimiento basico de Ingles, ya que manejamos muchos turistas extranjeros.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a space where we can accommodate 1 van max.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days per week

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