The Elderly Care Center is a non-profit organization created in 1960 for the care and attention of low-income older people living in La Mesa.  Most of the residents have no other living options. Some have been abandoned by their own family.  The home provides place to live, meals, clothing, medical treatment and therapy needs. 

Volunteers will help with recreational and cultural activities, help to prepare food, and feed some of the ladies, some ladies simply need people to talk to them, or read to them for a few hours. We need volunteers with strong Spanish knowledge.

*This program can be combined with the medical projects, as volunteers are needed to provide health checks like checking blood pressures, sugar levels, administering medication and physical therapy needs.

This is a great opportunity to improve your skills, knowledge, resume, language, learn about medicine in a developing country.

Volunteer Opportunities: Elderly Care program

Overview

  • Project Duration: From 1 week up to 8 weeks
  • Project Dates: Year Round. Arrival/Departures weekends
  • Arrival airport: El Dorado, Bogota City Airport (BOG)
  • Requirements: Basic Spanish
  • Accommodations: Local Host Family
  • Meals: Week 3 meals, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Avianca, Taca, Air France, Iberia.
  • Immunizations: Routine Vac, Hep - A and typhoid www.nc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday. 30-40 hours a week
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7.
  • Departure: Transfer to El Dorado Airport Bogota.

Not included:

  • Flights to Colombia. Roundtrip transfer cost from airport to project location. Visa and/or airport entry fees and exit. Vaccinations. Local Transport. Travel & Medical Insurance. Laundry and internet connection.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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