Help with Community building in a Spanish School in Medellín



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    We are a community Spanish school in a residential neighborhood of Medellín looking for help in 4 different areas:
    Somos una escuela de español comunitaria en un barrio tranquilo de Medellín. Buscamos apoyo en lo siguiente:

    1) Community Manager (Not related with marketing)
    ----> ayúdamos a desarrollar nuestras actividades culturales y salidas de campo, creemos una communidad! Se un community manager :)
    ---->help us develop our cultural activities and field trips, let's create a community! Be a community manager :)

    2) Voluntario de Mercadeo y Comunicaciones // Marketing and Communications volunteer
    ----> Help us with our marketing program with SEO, blogging, web development, graphic design, and photography

    If you have any of the following expertise, please let us know!!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Wordpress Developer
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    3) Voluntario reparaciones // A volunteer handyman
    —> help us with various repairs around the school, like sanding and painting, constructing things, minor electrical work etc.
    4) Voluntario jardinero // A volunteer gardener
    —> help us remodeling and recovering our plants and gardens around the house.

    Somos una escuela de Español en Envigado, en el Área Metropolitana de Medellín, Colombia. Nos enfocamos no solo en el aprendizaje del idioma, sino también la creación de oportunidades para practicar y aplicarlo en contextos reales. Logramos esto a través de facilitar conexiones entre personas colombiana y alumnos de la escuela. Desarrollamos actividades para que los alumnos salgan de su zona de confort y practiquen lo que aprenden con hablantes nativos. Trabajamos con la comunidad con actividades como la enseñanza de Inglés a niños una vez a la semana y trabajando con habitantes de calle.

    Como voluntario serás parte de nuestro equipo, trabajando para alcanzar nuestra misión de ser la mejor escuela de Español de Latinoamérica.

    We are a Spanish language school in Medellín, Colombia. We focus on not just *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️learning*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ the language, but also getting the chance to *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️practice*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ and *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️apply*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ the language. We do this through connecting students with locals and developing events and activities that push students out of their comfort zones to speak Spanish with native speakers. We organize cultural events within our community for people to connect and to apply what they've learned in class.

    As a volunteer you'll be part of our team to support us in our mission to create language and cultural connections for a friendlier and more understanding world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can point you to the big attractions and orient you safely in the city (this is the safest neighborhood). Medellín is called the City of Eternal Spring for good reason, and there is absolutely no shortage of amazing things to do here.

  • Help


    Below are some areas that we also need help with. We get a lot of applicants, and cannot reply to all emails, so please be sure to include the following in your email to have the best chance of getting a response:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️What you could help with from the list below?
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    Core Roles (see dates above for when spots open):

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    6 week minimum commitment.
    Work with small budget to put on educational community events
    Lead volunteers to help plan and execute weekly activities
    Lead 3 weekly school events
    Coordinate weekly English teaching volunteering (for kids)
    Help develop educational materials to improve our curriculum
    Experiment with learning games to add to our extracurricular activities
    Lead 2 weekly school events incorporating fun educational games

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    6 weeks minimum commitment.
    Experience in creation of online educational materials
    Create infographics, grammar explanations, write grammar blogs
    Assist with photos to document events
    Lead 2 weekly school events incorporating fun educational games

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    6 week minimum commitment.
    Experience with plants in houses and in small house gardens
    Take care of the plants in both locations (Envigado and Laureles)
    Make sure the plants don't have undergrowth and bugs
    Help with the tasks in the house
    Help with the cultural activities as well

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    6 week minimum commitment.
    Experience with repairments in houses
    Take care of the maintenance of the electrical, water and different systems of both locations (Envigado and Laureles)
    Help with the tasks in the house
    Help with the cultural activities as well

    Work expectations are about 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. The exact time is flexible, as is the amount of weeks. In exchange we provide accommodation, coffee, access to our spaces, and a part in our growing community. Also if you want to learn Spanish you will receive a 20% discount on group classes :D Preferably, we are looking for volunteers who are at least 24 years old.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The house is quite big and has full amenities including a balcony, wi-fi, hot water, etc. The room is shared (3-4 people total) and has bunkbeds. Let us know if you have any questions.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Getting to Parque Poblado takes about 20 minutes, less when there's little traffic. Buses to the metro run by frequently, which connects you with the whole city.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Chilled out school balcony
from a language exchange :D
a Colombian chocolate and coffee tasting for the students (the Fun Manager went for free!)
board games are an important part of how we teach spanish
Lunchtime @ the school

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Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

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