Help our NGO to provide critical aid to the Venezuelan refugees walking across Colombia

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Colombia

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    13/06/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    ***COVID UPDATE: We have had to pause operations in Colombia, due to borders being closed to international travelers, but as of January 2021 are open again for international volunteers!***


    We are a grassroots non-profit organization providing aid to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia. We are based in Pamplona, a lovely little university town nestled in the mountains, cobblestone streets and fruit vendors who know your name. We work with the network of shelters along the walkers' route, as well as independent refugees support projects. We need volunteers right now to keep all our projects running - minimum two week stay.

    Our team is almost all international volunteers, as well as a few local translators or drivers we hire when we have need. There are three coordinators who are present constantly, and then we aim to have 3-4 additional volunteers to make sure we can do all of our projects.

    Pamplona is a university town, so has a young energetic vibe, and is very safe. There are lots of cute little cafes in the center, and some hiking in the surrounding mountains.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    You will see first-hand the desperation of the Venezuelan people, and it is very sad. Be prepared to see some difficult situations. At the same time, you get to be part of a team that is helping people at their lowest point, which is very rewarding. Spanish language skills are very useful, but there's a lot of opportunity to practice if you're just learning

  • Help

    Help

    Every day is busy, with team members working in the four shelters in Pamplona, and also traveling along the route in both directions providing aid to the Venezuelans walking. We make several hundred sandwiches every day, we cut a lot of fruit, we stuff envelopes, we provide medical clinics when possible, and spend a lot of time talking with and encouraging the refugees

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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

    Accommodation

    We have a volunteer house with four bedrooms and 3-4 beds in each room. There is internet and laundry in the house, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I first began refugee work in Lebanon in 2016, and have also spent time on Lesvos, a Greek island with thousands of refugees. The situation in Colombia is dire and has received very little international aid. We are doing everything we can to raise awareness and bring support to the desperate Venezuelan population that is fleeing their country.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 921575191664