RENOVATION PROJECT: Retreat Center for Veterans & First-Responders

Guest House Chinchina, Colombia
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2 travelers applied this week

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What you offer

24h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Arts

Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

Gardening

Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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What you get

3
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Tent

A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours

Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Dance classes

Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.

Permaculture Course

Join our permaculture course and learn how to take care of our planet.

Certificate

Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

Verified hosts
Verified Hosts

Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.

Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.

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The Experience

Participants will contribute to the restoration of a retreat center for veterans and first-responders who need relief from Combat Trauma or Stress Fatigue (PTSD). The tasks you will do will depend on your skills & abilities, what may need to be done during your stay. Participants who contribute 24 hours per week can stay for 7 days free.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
3 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

4 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Guest House

Learning & Fun

Malta

It was a very independent program well organised most of the time. I took part in the colombia bilingue english teaching fellowship

15 days ago

Portugal

The project of Minga House is only organized to receive students of the health area, very interesting work and that they have been doing for about 3 years. I had the opportunity to go to two villages with the health personnel and developed a punctual work of paintings with the children.
Recently, Minga House has begun to receive volunteers from other areas (in which I am included) and the fact is that they are not being able to integrate into work in the local community (what happened to me also happened to other volunteer colleagues).
I returned to Portugal earlier than planned.

11 months ago

Costa Rica

Amazing staff, great experience. Locals are very nice and you don't have to spend much because food is very cheap. I would recommend it. Thank you Minga!

about 1 year ago

Glen replied

Thank you, Rommy! You rock! You are always welcome back at Minga House! :-)

France

I had a great experience with Glen at ISL Colombia. The organization provides extremely unique experiences for its volunteers and staff, and it was eye-opening to be a part of their work!

almost 2 years ago

Glen replied

Alix, the video you made was beautiful and has been very helpful in bringing more sustainable long-term assistance for the community. A year after your visit, I think you would be very proud of how far we've taken Minga House.

About Minga House Foundation

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*OPPORTUNITY!!!! NEED ENGLISH TEACHERS IN COLOMBIA*** 150 Funded Spanish Immersion Fellowship positions in Colombia for native English speakers with BS/BA's; Co-Teach with Colombian teachers in grades 9-11 for 4 months, No Spanish required. March 4th to June 30th, 1.5M COP/mo. (Approx $500 USD) to cover living expenses, 385 high schools participating throughout Colombia​. AWESOME OPPORTUNITY to enjoy beautiful Colombia! (Sponsored by the Co...

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