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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

Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare

Farming

Plant crops and care for animals.

Gardening

Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

Additional Fee

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

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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.

Support
Support

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

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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

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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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Additional Fee Required

$15/day USD - Includes your lodging and program

Requirements

  • Beginner Spanish

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Dec
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
6 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

NGO

Learning & Fun

Netherlands

Real nice people

11 days ago

Malta

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

5 months 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.

over 1 year 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!

over 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!

over 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.

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Our nonprofit foundation offers 40+ service volunteering opportunities in the fields of health, education, business, agriculture, and the arts. We ONLY offer free lodging on internal volunteer roles (renovation project, marketing assistant, nonprofit management, maintenance, housekeeper, nanny, landscaper, and cook). All other listed positions cost $15 USD per day to cover your lodging and the program participation. We are not your typical ...

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