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Join our team in an award-winning hostel in Buritaca, Colombia

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  • Description


    We are an award-winning hostel situated on the Rio Buritaca, around 10 minutes by car from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. We run a Foundation from the hostel that runs educational, sporting, environmental and wellbeing projects to positively impact our local community.


    1. Year-round, we are looking CARPENTERS, ARTISTS and YOGA TEACHERS and people who really want to having a cultural exchange as part of our volunteer family.

    FOR THE FOUNDATION, we are looking for (mostly from very late July/early August onwards):

    1. Foundation activities volunteer - supporting our 12 local coaches on our sports and arts programmes in our local communities, driving fundraising in the hostel and hyping volunteering opportunities to our guests. Next role available at the very end of July/early August - must be available for 4 + weeks and the longer the better :)

    2. Volunteer Community English teachers and Tutors to support our six local teachers - Available STARTING most likely around 3rd or 12th August - Must have at least intermediate Spanish and be available for 6+ weeks. The role is to teach job specific to adults in the community and support our daily tutoring sessions for local children ages 7 - 13. Our last 5 volunteer supporting teachers have rated the experience 10/10 :)

    3. Social media marketing volunteer to run our Foundation Instagram account. Starting from beginning of August. Would ideally be able to stay 2+ months. Helping us to communicate the impact and joy of our seven community programmes to our partners, crowdfunders, friends and potential volunteer guests :)

    4. Film makers and photographers to make a short film/great photo content to promote our Foundation - welcome anytime (although not during Foundation and school holidays mid June - early July). Best to combine with social media role if possible.

    5. An Environmental education teacher /expert - must speak fluent Spanish and have a background in environmental studies. The role would be to help with our environmental education and recycling and waste management programme. Available anytime with the right experience level - If you are also able to teach English would be absolutely perfect for us.

    6. Grant writers - With previous experience of writing successful grant applications in charitable sector to help us attract external funding to our community projects. Welcome anytime :)

    We can offer all 3 meals and accommodation, free laundry service twice per week, and discounted drinks, in exchange for 4-5 hours help a day (5 days a week). Accommodation almost always starts in a large volunteer dorm or four person foundation room, although the longer you are volunteering the more likely it will be that you upgrade to a small private room (normally 2+ months in the dorm first).

    Our site is a stunning 2-hectare plot of land with a unique river beach and natural pool. We enjoy daily visits from humming birds and howler monkeys and the Caribbean is a 25-minute walk away.

    We also have a wide variety of activities available in and around the hostel: table tennis, pool, paddleboards, volleyball, football, tubing and loads of amazing beaches: Parque Tayrona, waterfalls, entrance to lost city, sunrise hike and much more.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Accueil / tourisme
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    The surrounding area is quintessentially Colombian - we are in a very rural location with plenty of fun things to do in the area and lots of other hostels nearby

  • Aide


    Yoga lessons! If you're qualified, even better.

    We are looking for a native Spanish speaking teachers both for our Indigenous Community programme and for our Tutoring and Community English programme. TEFL qualified is also a bonus.

    The Foundation volunteer/multi-sports coach role is to promote our daily Foundation activities to hostel guests and encourage them to come along and volunteer with us. There is also the opportunity to go out everyday and run fun sport or arts sessions with kids in our local area. We are looking for someone who is fun, sociable, reliable and who is happy to approach all guests staying in the hostel to tell them about the Foundation. Spanish speaking also desirable but not essential.

    There are also big painting opportunities both in the hostel and in the community and the opportunity to teach art to local children through our Foundation.

    Film makers and photographers always welcome :) and anyone with social media experience!!

    And someone to help support our year round environmental education programme in our local community would be fantastic!!

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Shared large 16-bed dorm with fan and lockers

    Smaller 4 bed shared dorm for Foundation teachers.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Palomino, Parque Tayrona, Minca, Santa Marta, Taganga and La Guajira desert are all perfect day off excursions. The collectivo bus that runs between Santa Marta and Palomino is 10 minutes from the property, we can also organise transport to take you to and from Buritaca.

    We are 25 minutes from the ocean and there are plenty of walks in the hills close by. Rancho Relaxo and Costeño Beach are our closest neighbours, both of which are great for any time off.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week 2 days off

N° de référence hôte : 114423479399

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