Join us and make a difference with our recycling project! In Urabá, Colombia



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    We are two Colombian friends , Victoria and Felipe, we are creating a recycling culture in the community of Urabà in Antioquia, the best corner of America for improving the environment. We are working with some local canners, surrounding areas and with local people. Our goal is teaching to local people how to recycle in the easier way, giving to them benefits and the opportunity to reduce their waste.
    We are a young start up trying to make the difference creating an ecologic community in this colombian area with no recycling awareness and with many needs.
    We need your help to make this project bigger and to spread our idea educating and spreading the recycling culture.
    Our mission is to exchange knowledge for recycling.
    The place is located in a small village called Carepa, 5 hours away from Medellìn.
    We are creating an ecologic community, be part of it!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn everything about the recycling process and types of material.
    You can learn or improve spanish language, about colombian culture and food.
    This area is famous for the banana's fields, so you can discover more about the world behind this process and all the ways in which you can cook this fruit.

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    For this project we need:

    -General help: classify and divide recycling materials
    -Community manager and administration: developement of structure for our project.
    -Artists: people that can work with every recycled material, create art classes for local communities and improve their creativity.
    -Language practice: organize basic language class (10 days per month)
    -Social Network
    -Marketing face to face: spread the project in the surroundings
    -Photos and videomaking
    -Carpenter, welder and builder

    In general, we need any kind of help: curious people that want to learn more about the recycling world and people that would like to make an impact in the community with any kind of skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Italian

  • Accommodation


    There is a shared bathroom with other volunteers.
    The house is in Carepa as the workplace.
    Food is not included, the idea is to buy food and cook together (sharing the cost 50-50), a good way to share specialties of our countries! A good thing, Victoria has a farm where we take a lot lot of fruits, eggs and vegetables for free.

    We have internet at home but the town also had many places where you cans find it for free.

    By the way, we have 2 lovely cats...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Carepa is a small village part of Urabà where you can find restaurants, shops, a park and some places with free wifi.
    During the weekend we can go swimming to the river, the nearest is half an hour far, we can go the caribbean sea, 45 minutes by bus, the beautiful Capurganà is 3 hours by boat (Panamà border) and you can share time with our families and our friends
    You can meet the indigenous community Embera Katios and learn from them their native art.
    We have a finca where you can try any kind of colombian fruits (avocado, mango, passion fruit, lulo ecc.).
    You can reach Medellìn in half hour by plane or 7 hours by bus.

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Maximum 15 hours a week (no food)

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