In Colombia it is normal for families to look after their disable children in their own homes, they never have the opportunity to go to school or have employment and their families struggle a lot to find funds to pay for them to have their special needs and education met.

Volunteer at this Day Care center which supports the learning development of children and adults with special needs.  This is the only center of its kind in La Mesa and strives to support hundreds of people in the community.   Volunteers will help the local staff with special education classes such as sensory space management, fine motor skills, speech therapy, reading comprehension, text interpretation, hearing skills, as well as writing skills.

Volunteers are also needed to support the team with cultural activities, art, craft, sports (swimming, athletics, and dance), gardening, music, and English lessons. Due to the lack of adequate number of staff, volunteers for this project will need to be pro-active, willing to work with limited direction, and come with a can-do enthusiastic attitude, volunteers will need to bring with them material for this purpose. ABV Coordinators will help with direction and suggestions, but this program needs enthusiastic participants.

Volunteer Opportunities: Colombia, La Mesa Programs

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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