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Spanish +Voluntary work in Colombia

Voluntary work

This programme combines a 20 hours a week intensive Spanish course with 3 or 4 hours of volunteer work a day with children or the elderly.

The organizations we work with include: Fundación Social por Bogotá, Fundación Casa Linda Hogar, Hogar Abuelitos Sol y Luna and Hogar Amor y Vida.

Course summary

  • Minimum level of Spanish: Intermediate
  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks
  • Supplement per week: No charge


Activities may include:

With the elderly:

  • Accompanying and assisting residents with daily activities
  • Playing table games
  • Going to the park, etc
  • Reading to the residents

With children and adolescents:

  • Teaching Basic English
  • Playing table games
  • Leading recreational activities

Please note that the Hogar Abuelitos Sol y Luna does not have reading materials or games available and volunteers are therefore asked to bring their own.

Note also that IH Bogotá does not provide transportation, but will advise you on how best to arrive at your destinations.