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

  • Colombia
  • Favourited 459 times
  • Last activity: 15 Aug 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    We are a Colombian couple, Victoria and Felipe, who 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 in the surrounding areas and with local people. Our goal is to teach to local people how to recycle in the easiest way, giving them some benefits of our project and the opportunity to reduce their waste.
    We are a young company trying to make the difference by creating an ecological community in an area that has no recycling awareness and has many needs.
    We need your help to raise awareness for our project so we can share our ideas with the world to develop the recycling culture here, and to improve the living standards of our community.
    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 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.

  • Help


    For this project we need:

    -General help: to 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 English classes (10 days per month)
    -Social Media
    -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. We have to add that the work is hard and isnt for the faint-hearted(this is literal trash we are talking about) so please only apply if you think you are up to it!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation


    There is a shared bathroom with other volunteers.
    The house is in Carepa as is the workplace.
    Food is not included, the idea is to buy food and cook together (sharing the cost 50-50), this is 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 also set up a brief schedule for the cleaning of the house, its only things like sweeping or mopping but is important to keep our resting place clean and has to be distrubuted fairly.
    We have internet at our home.
    *****Please note, we are now charging a fee of 8 US Dollars per week per person, this contributes to the maintenance of the accomodation and any left over goes to the project, for example, paying the workers*****
    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 away. We can also go the Caribbean sea, 45 minutes by bus, the beautiful Capurganà is 3 hours by boat (Panamà border) and you can spend 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 etc.).
    You can reach Medellìn in half hour by plane or 7 hours by bus.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 15 hours a week (no food)

Host ref number: 645117983829

Feedback (16)


These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

Enjoy splendid landscapes and help us on our finca in Nilo, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Help to maintain a farm in San Carlos, Colombia