We are an organization which promotes tourism in Colombia, in regions previously affected by the armed conflict. Through activities and projects based on diversity and inclusion, we transform former war zones into cultural and gastronomic destinations for national and international tourists.
We see sustainable tourism as a tool for peacebuilding and for socio-economic development in Colombia. For that reason all our activities and projects are both led by and are for young people, victims of the armed conflict, the LGBTIQ community, former combatants, vulnerable and indigenous peoples.
- Free Walking Tour Popayan
- Spanish lessons
This is a project that aims to provide a life opportunities for victims of the Colombian armed conflict through tourism. With professional training in English and tourism guidance, our project inspire tourists by sharing their personal stories and a commitment to peacebuilding through street art and murals tours.
- Get Up - Café
Get Up - Café is an initiative established to serve as a visitor centre attraction in Colombia. Here, tourists can learn about victims and former combatants’ stories and current projects. They can experience culture while enjoying drinks prepared with “coffee beans of peace” with the taste of reconciliation, development and harmony. Some of the coffee plantations were established as a result of illegal crop replacement scheme as part of the peace agreement. This space will provide opportunities for victims and former combatants, particularly women, who run their own coffee plantations. The women can showcase their products and crafts and tourists can support them.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsHospitality/TourismHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
This cultural exchange is a different one. Is about being part of the peace moment that our country is living. It is about learning how people that were directly affected by the colombian armed conflict can re write their stories through tourism and languages. With us, you will learn how to be a peace promotor, helping a group of young leaders to improve and get new opportunities for their region, helping to heal the wounds of the conflict through activities and projects that can offer a different opportunity for life.
We would love to have some volunteers that can help us with ideas to improve some areas of the NGO.
In the café we need help for decoration and day to day operation. Also we need help for digital marketing, all our social media to strengthen our activities and projects.
For our project we would like some help to practice english with our participants.
We will appreciate all kind of help that you can provide us! If you want more information, be free to contact us!
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.
We will offer you a stay with a local family in a private or shared room in Popayán. This will be an opportunity to also interact and immersed in the colombian culture. We will offer you daily lunch during your working days (Monday to Friday for now)
What else ...
As we are a NGO that promotes the tourism here, some of our activities include the free walking tour, free trekking tour, the free dancing lessons and also you can get spanish lessons with our Spanish School. You will be part of our great team and more that a volunteer you will be part of our family. The life here is very nice, everything is close, everything is cheap, the weather is around 18- 20 degrees. We have the best sunsets... Popayan is a magical place where you can have a lovely experience with us!
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
How many Workawayers can stay?
20 h per week