Farming and Beekeeping Support needed

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Experience Colombian life in a traditional village
Gain Spanish skills by living with a host family and exchange culture with locals
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Keep good memories of your experiences with your fellow participants
Visit Cartagena, Medellín,Bogotá,Boyaca,Santander, Villa de Leyva, San Antonio del Tequendama and more beautiful countryside places.
Volunteer with us and help the farmers to harvest their products and keep farming alive. Choose to work on a Sugar Cane Farm / Coffee Farm / Beekeeping or General Farming This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

Farmers in this area are struggling a lot with no human resources to help with the daily task to keep farming alive, farmers are losing their only income due to not being able to sow and harvest their crops or to process them on time, this is causing the farmers to stop farming and abandon their farms instead.

The solution for this big issue is with the helping hand of a volunteer, who will help with all agricultural tasks involved in the  processing of products such as sugar cane (Panela) and coffee.

Beekeepers are needed, some farmers are beekeepers but they still beekeeping in a very artisanal way with very old techniques learned from their ancestors, so there is not real thinking about the bees or the environment but honey.

With the help of volunteers we aim to create consciousness about the bee safe keeping, increasing of beehives and colonies, supervision, new healthy spaces, and to teach about all products they can made from bees. And most important how their environment and crops will benefit from this.

In a sugar cane farm or a Coffee Farm: a volunteer will help with the cleaning of the land, planting and crop growing, fertilization, harvesting, transporting in mules the cropsof sugar cane to the “Trapiche” or grinder to process the product into Panela in the same farm then packaging,  or taking the coffee beans to the “beneficiadero” to be washed, skinned, selected, dry, and packed to send them to the next process of coffee production. Although there is always something to do in the farm all year round the harvesting season are from Apr-May and Oct-Nov.

Volunteers will also help with some research to create new products, increase the production and market them.  To help to educate local people into becoming self-sufficient and use ecological techniques to improve the quality of crops and farming living standards. 

No previous experience is needed and a can do attitude and motivation will be really appreciated. Volunteers will have the opportunity to share experiences with farmers and their families and will play a big role to empower communities into stay together and keep farming alive.


Journée Typique

- Walking to the Coffee or Sugar Cane farm

- Some days it will be an early start as it is very hot here. 

- Volunteers in this project will be working 6 hours per day. 

- Volunteers will be helping the farmers with their daily activities described above
- Lunch will be at noon 
- Afternoon for sightseeing- traveling or helping with other projects

Activités de Loisir

The La Mesa town offer a variety of activities as it is surrounded by Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls. Volunteers can visit the : The Orquid Sanctuary at the Tequendama region, The Waterfall La Monja, Hill Walking to the La Cruz Peak, Trekking by the River Apulo, Bird Watching, and small towns around La Mesa like Anapoima, San Antonio del Tequendama, Mesitas del Colegio and The Tequendama Waterfall. The cercanity to the Capital City of Bogota offer the opportunity to visit Museums, restaurants, bars and discos. For the weekends we offer organised tours to go caving or visiting other Colombian Counties like Santander or Boyaca which offer a lot more to do like visiting waterfalls, lakes, caves, extreme sports. Other volunteers have managed to visit the Tayrona Park in Santa Martha, Cartagena, The Caño Cristales in The Macarena, Palm Trees farms in Armenia, Coffee and Sugar Cane farms around. . There is plenty to do in here, also we are blessed with hot climate. So be prepared.

Escalade
Randonnée
Musée /
Opéra
Safari /
Zoo
Tourisme
Des sports
Natation
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler espagnol (niveau de base)
Documents Requis
CV, Insurance, vaccinations et photocopy of visa.
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Any relevant experience related to farming and or Food engineering to create new products, best way to improve the quality of crops, Eco practices and how to become self-sufficient.Marketing. Exports and Beekeping definitely will help.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 08:00 - 12:00

Services inclus

Services de Volunteer in Colombia

What the fees pay for: 

Donations for the project site and 24/7 support from the coordinators. 

Accommodation in a single room if fewer than 6 volunteers or a twin bedroom only two per room if more than 6 at once. 

Food: 2 meals M-F. 1 on Saturday, 0 Sunday. 

1 local tour, Orientation, and first-day guide to the project site.

Internet,

Laundry, 

Fresh fruits from the gardens.

Pick up from Airport.

Administration costs are included

Transfert de l'aéroport El Dorado International Airport

We will provide pick-up at the El Dorado Bogota airport. Please try to book your arrival on an even day as we can not drive on an odd day in Bogotá.

Logement

The living accommodation is located at VIC headquarters in the Paraiso Village, the bungalow is in a small country house and it is shared with the coordinator who lives in the annexed main house. It is surrounded by Mountains and a River and can hold up to 7 volunteers at the same time.

We offer 3 single bedrooms. Single rooms only if requested or less than 6 volunteers at one time. 

We also have a twin room for only two volunteers. And, a double bedroom for a couple or a single volunteer if needed. 

Bed linen is provided, but volunteers will buy their own toiletries.

Common areas with the coordinator are the Gardens, dining room, and kitchen. Although the volunteer's house has a small sitting area.

The Bungalow rooms are well-decorated, with a desk, lamp, electricity, and hot and cold share shower in two share toilets.

For the hot climate and the countryside, volunteers need to be prepared: with very light and long sleeves shirts and trousers at all times,
repellent, sun creams, hat, and torch to walk in the evening to the accommodation site if the volunteers decide to come late, bring only dark clothe as we do the laundry with cold water, and be open-minded to see little country animals like crickets, spiders, mosquitos, many birds, dust...and more.

Please bring videos and books for your entertainment the area is very quiet and tranquil.

Famille d'accueil
Aliments & Boissons

Meals provided are home cook food. Traditional dishes from Colombia.

Breakfast: egg, hot chocolate or coffee, juice or cereal, toast.

Lunch/dinner: a home-cooked meal that includes: vegetables, rice or pasta, salad, juice or water, soup, meat or chicken.

Any extra food is not included in the price. 

Sometimes volunteer decides to eat out at restaurants these meals are not included in the price.

As we only provide 2 meals per day from Monday to Friday, volunteers can make use of the kitchen and BBQ facilities in the evening or at the weekends if preferred but will need to buy stuff to cook. 

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est El Dorado International Airport (BOG) à Bogota. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Colombie.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Colombie te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Colombie, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Colombie.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Arrivals will be every Sat/Sunday to Start on Monday. Please try to book the arrival on an even day as we can not drive on an odd day in Bogotá.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
4 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
4 sem (durée min.)
$984
6 sem
$1 392
8 sem
$1 800
12 sem (durée max.)
$2 616
Coût moyen
$232 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Volunteer in Colombia t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
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Farming and Beekeeping Support needed

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$232/week

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