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NGO Medellín, Colombia

21 reviews21

Ayúdanos en el café de nuestra fundación en Medellín, Colombia!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Learn about sustainability
3 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
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The Experience

Somos un espacio de construcción comunitaria para la paz, la justicia política, social y ambiental. Nuestra fundación funciona a base de trabajo voluntario desde nuestra junta directiva hasta los viajeros que nos apoyan a corto plazo. Necesitamos de apoyo 5 horas diarias en nuestro café, El Arrebato. El café es uno de los proyectos de auto-gestión de nuestra fundación.

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  • Fluent Spanish
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
6 weeks

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21 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

5 Meeting locals

3 Learning about sustainability

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing environmental awareness

3 Developing social awareness

2 Creating true social impact



I really enjoyed my stay in Medellin at La Chispa. The house is located in a nice neighbourhood and allows for nice day trips within Medellín. There is a lot to explore close by and the metro is easily reachable by foot. The team at the Chispa was extremely nice and helped with all problems. The work itself was fine and I enjoyed the flexibility of deciding the working hours between the volunteers present. The dinner that is offered at the Chispa is amazing and the sleeping accommodations are also fine. Most of the time it was only is volunteers which stayed there and it did not get too full.

almost 2 years ago



Very kind people working there.

about 2 years ago



Casa Cultural La Chispa is located in a heritage house in the center of Medellin, close to the metro and accessible to many Paisa (inhabitants of Medellín/Antioquia) hangouts like the Botanical Gardens, the Parque Berrío, Parque Explora, and Boston. The area is slightly run down (not flashy like El Poblado, the party/backpacker area), but has a lot of charm and is fairly safe. The people who work and attend la Chispa are local activists and artist, very friendly, providing a genuine immersive experience. The only drawback is no access to the kitchen to cook or store food outside of work hours.

over 2 years ago



Mi experiencia en la Chispa fue muy gratificante porque conviví con un equipo de personas muy comprometidas en todos los temas sociales y están dedicados a ayudar a jóvenes que venían de lunes a viernes a recibir pláticas y realizar actividades que los ayudan a mejorar su calidad de vida.

Gina la anfitriona es una persona muy dulce, platicadora, amable y con una sonrisa permanente.

15 days ago



La Chispa y sus integrantes son un lugar para aprender de Medellín. Gracias a Gina por su buena energía, alegría y calidez. A Meli por su linda forma de ser y a Orlando por su ayuda.


20 days ago

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