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What you offer

24h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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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
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Cook your own meal
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
Support
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The Experience

Learn more about tropical ecology, bird biology & conservation! Gain hands-on experience and practical research skills! Participate in campaigns on a variety of environmental issues; to assist in the provision of a comprehensive Environmental Health Service which will focus on the local environment through a combination of advice and education. Colombia has 1886 bird species; most in the world! The lake is home to many migratory birds!

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Requirements

  • Beginner Spanish
  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

NGO

Learning & Fun

Netherlands

Real nice people

Dec/03/2018

Malta

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

Jul/03/2018

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.

Sep/03/2017

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!

May/10/2017


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!

Sep/03/2016


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.

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