Eco citizenship

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founded in 2014
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Coordinator | Laetitia
Coordinator | Laetitia
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High­lights

Expérience life in an afro carribean village in Colombia !
Work with the local community on amazing environmental projects !
Discover the mangrove ecosystem !
Meet like minded people over the other side of the world !
Go snorkeling in the Caribbean sea in your free time !
Protect the local environment through beach clean ups, mangrove reforestation, monitoring turtles, and participate in environmental classes for children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
In Rincón del Mar, the increase in tourism and the village's limited resources have resulted in poor environmental management. The village is a victim of an accumulation of massive plastic waste that pollutes the soil, mangroves and sea, and dangerously threatens the balance of the ecosystem as well as the village's resources. The environmental activists are unanimous: we must find ways to act together to protect the environment in Rincón del Mar! To meet these challenges, LifeTime Projects has developed a project with local partners.

 

Presentation of the mission : 

During this environmental mission, you will actively participate in various projects, such as:

- Raising awareness on environmental protection through workshops with children and promotion of the work carried out by local organizations;

- Restoration of the mangrove in partnership with the local organisation Afrovismar;

- Monitoring and preservation of sea turtles (around September/October)

Typical day

8:30am : wake up and shared breakfast with the other volunteers

9:00 am : daily team meeting

9h30 : Work with a local organization in environmental projects (Depending on the season : turtle monitoring, plant seeds, build plant nursery, prepare sensibilisation actions, work on monitoring tools, work on communication tools, ……) 

12h30 : Lunch time 

14h : Work with a local organization in environmental projects (Depending on the season : turtle monitoring, plant seeds, build plant nursery, prepare sensibilisation actions, work on monitoring tools, work on communication tools, ……) 

17h : Free time 

Free-time activities

Visit the local islands, go snorkeling or scuba diving, canoeing in the mangroves, beach walks, discover local music and beach parties 

Diving/
Snorkling
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
An online evaluation with our psychologist which costs 43 euros
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No specific skills requires but a love for the environment and an open mind. Team work and multicultural skills are a must.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by LifeTime Projects
  • Your LifeTime Projects membership (mandatory);
  • A personalized and quality project;
  • Personalized preparations for the departure;
  • Organization and supervision of your project 24/7;
  • A guided tour of the village;
  • Housing with equipped kitchen;
  • Food (breakfast and lunch + pocket money for dinners at a local restaurant or home cooking);
  • Medical and liability insurance for European volunteers.
  • A donation to the project 
Accommodation
You will live in a 

guest house for volunteers. You may have to share a room with one or more other volunteers. A living room and kitchen are shared as well as outdoor living space (a terrace and garden). Washing is done by the neighbor, when there is running water (water shortages are frequent in Rincón del Mar !). 

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Vegetarian and other dietary requirements available upon request

Volunteers take turns to prepare breakfast (from local fruit and produce)

Lunch is provided and you can cook your own dinner or try out a local restaurant (prices vary from 3000 pesos to 35000 pesos) 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Rafael Nunez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena. 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

Arrival to Rincon del Mar is usually through Cartagena and then a local bus to San Onofre (2 hours) and a motorbike to Rincon del Mar (30 minutes). 

Please do not bring suitcases but only backpacks as the last bit of your trip to Rincon Del Mar will probably be on a motorbike. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 10 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$1,244
4 weeks
$1,395
5 weeks
$1,544
6 weeks
$1,695
7 weeks
$1,846
8 weeks
$1,997
10 weeks (max. stay)
$2,297
Average fees
$322 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. LifeTime Projects 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 LifeTime Projects during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Protect the local environment through beach clean ups, mangrove reforestation, monitoring turtles, and participate in environmental classes for children.

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