Special Education - Staff Assistant

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The Exchange

You will have the awesome role to assist the staff of Fundacion Vida Plan & Saludable, a non-profit organization founded by three local women committed to develop their community’s first quality special education facility. They are are a dentist, a physical therapist and a special education teacher. They are exemplary in their dedication and commitment to bring this project to life over the last couple of years.

What you offer

24 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Teaching Sports: Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

What you get

3 days off per week

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.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

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.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

As a Minga House Special Education Intern at Fundacion Vida Plena & Saludable, your work to examine and improve education will make a difference in the future of children and will help to break down barriers and stereotypes. With your community mentor, you’ll learn about the obstacles faced by community organizations working to provide quality
educational opportunities. You’ll work with students and teachers who face a diverse range of challenges, share special education techniques and work individually with students to gain practical experience. Your work will not only further your global perspective of special education, but will also bring important visibility, legitimacy, and respect to those
community organizations and partners working with students with special needs.

Activities & Shift

• Assist staff in educating and supporting students and parents
• Tasked to compare/contrast Colombian practices vs. U.S. practices then make presentation
• Support in the review of current internal operations processes & procedures for improvement
• Support in the daily tasks and other duties assigned by supervisor


• Interest in special education
• Strong communication skills
• Great attitude
• Proactive
• Safety Conscious
• Responsible & Mature
We are NOT a free lodging program. It costs fifteen dollars per day to participate in our program. The fee covers your lodging in our guest house facility and the program. You must accept being part of the team, from the arrival of the students until the departure of the students.