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NGO Medellín, Colombia

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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 international travelers
15 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
14 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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 Accommodation
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Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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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54 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

15 Meeting international travelers

14 Meeting locals

14 Immersing in the local culture

9 Developing social awareness

9 Creating true social impact

5 Learning about sustainability



Positives: Alvaro is a really nice guy. He is chill and gives you a lot of freedom to work. Thank you for everything, Alvi! The foooood!!! Wow, it’s definitely incredible, gonna miss that!
Negatives: the living conditions aren’t great. Not having a kitchen is very hard. The room is very small and there are no place to put your things comfortably. The neighborhood is a bit dangerous and there aren’t many options to eat nearby and it’s also pretty far from the “cool” area (poblado).

about 1 month ago



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.

about 3 years ago



Very kind people working there.

about 3 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 3 years ago



Mi experiencia en la casa cultural la chispa fue espectacular, tuve demasiado aprendizaje a nivel general, conocí y compartí con los integrantes momentos increibles, el proyecto es demasiado lindo, sin embargo sugiero que sería bueno que tuviesen un espacio para utilizar la cocina y un poco más de comunicación acertiva con los voluntarios, gracias a la fundación por dejarme hacer parte de este proceso, espero vernos de nuevo en un futuro.

4 days ago

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