Become a Child Care Supporter

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High­lights

Experience the Colombian way of life and learn about the local culture
Boost your CV with international work experience
Gain Spanish fluency by sharing with the locals
Visit amazing cultural and historic sites and explore breath taking landscapes
Make memories you will never forget during your stay abroad
Get involved in Child Care in Colombia. Give back to society while helping children from remote rural areas and refugee children from Venezuela. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

The host institutions of this volunteer program is a Colombian foundation, It was established more than 15 years ago by a local pediatrician. The foundation's mission is giving children with serious or chronic diseases and their families a safe and loving home while they are being treated with medical care. The foundation cares for children who suffer complex disease, such as cancer, HIV, cleft lip or palate, as well as hearing and visual impariments. The foundation can accommodate up to 20 children and their family members.

Most of the children come from very  remote areas of Colombia where they do not have access to hospitals and the necessary medical treatment or they simply cannot afford it. The foundation also even welcomes children from the neighboring country Venezuela. 

The foundation covers all costs for treatment, accommodation, meals and transportation to the infirmary. The children receive the necessary medical care, their families usually stay with them during the duration of the treatment.

The volunteer project is located around 40 km north of the capital Bogotá. It is set in a breathtaking and idyllic landscape. In the surrounding green areas and in the large garden, the children have space to play, but also a place where they can find serenity and peace.

Typical day

As a volunteer, you support the employees and the families in their everyday tasks.

These include:

  • Helping the children with their homework
  • Playing, drawing, painting, singing, dancing, etc. with the children
  • Making board games with the children and their families
  • Playing outdoors with the kids and doing outdoor activities
  • Preparing and realizing birthday parties for the children or other celebrations

Additionally, you have the opportunity to help in the ecological project of Ecoparque Sabana and to contribute to the conservation of the rich biodiversity of the region's flora and fauna.

Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Free-time activities

Tocancipá is a small town founded by Spanish settlers in the La Sabana region, 40 km north of the capital Bogotá. A stroll through the restored historic town center from the 16th century reveals Colombia's colonial past. Tocancipá is a picturesque little town surrounded by nature and invites to hiking trips in the area, for example on the Camino del Gone hiking trail. It is also worth visiting the waterfall along the Quebrada Honda river or the Piedras de Sevilla and Rocas del Abra rock formations. 

Tocancipá is also the location of the "largest smallest brewery in Colombia", the Bogotá Beer Company. On a tour of the brewery, visitors learn everything about the beer brewing process and the history of the company, and can sip a few samples. The Parque Jaime Duque amusement park, founded in 1983, is very close to the volunteer project and invites you to linger with its many attractions and great entertainment.

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, volunteer questionnaire and Criminal Record check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by South America Inside
  • Accommodation in Volunteer House
  • ​Full board
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Airport drop off once your program finished
  • Professional English-speaking advice
  • Translation of your application documents
  • Volunteer Work Placement in Colombia
  • English-speaking in-country support
  • Orientation session upon arrival
  • Country handbook Colombia
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Information regarding suitable travel insurance
  • Certificate of participation
  • Airport Pickup at El Dorado International Airport
    Aiport pick-up and drop off are included.
    Accommodation
    Volunteers live directly on the site of the volunteer project. Through the intensive contact with the families and the employees, you quickly will become part of the team, improve your Spanish and you can spend a lot of valuable time with the children. Depending on the occupancy, a single room with bathroom or a shared room, also with in-suite bathroom, is available for you. The shared room can accommodate a maximum of three additional volunteers (mixed or separated by gender).
    Dorm Room Guesthouse
    Food & Beverages
    Full board is included.
    Internet Access
    Good access at the project site
    What's NOT included?
    Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
    Flight Tickets
    The nearest airport is El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogota. We assist you to find cheap flights to Colombia.
    Travel Insurance
    Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Colombia provides security and is a plus to have.
    Vaccines
    If you are intending to volunteer in Colombia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Colombia.

    Dates & Fees

    NO CREDIT CARD FEES

    Details on arrival

    The volunteer project is available year-round with flexible start and end dates.

    Availability
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Duration
    4 - 24 weeks

    Program fees

    Costs: Prices in USD
    4 weeks (min. stay)
    $910
    5 weeks
    $1,045
    6 weeks
    $1,180
    7 weeks
    $1,315
    9 weeks
    $1,585
    11 weeks
    $1,855
    24 weeks (max. stay)
    $3,610
    Average fees
    $189 /week

    Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
    Deposit (15%)
    The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
    Final Payment (85%)
    Your final payment will be agreed with South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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    Become a Child Care Supporter

    Get involved in Child Care in Colombia. Give back to society while helping children from remote rural areas and refugee children from Venezuela.

    $189/week

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