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.


24 hours of help per week

Arts: Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Teaching Sports: Organize and teach different sports and activities.

Teaching Languages: Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Social Work: Help the local community.

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

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


Intermediate Spanish

Over 18 years old

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.