Support Women and Girl's Rights and Empowerment

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Coördinator | Christina
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Engage in complex social issues such as gender equality and sex trafficking with a grassroots perspective by working alongside impactful, local organizations.
Gain Spanish fluency by living with a host family and working alongside Spanish-speaking professionals.
Experience Cartagena's vibrant Caribbean culture, full of music, dance, and delicious fried treats.
Participate in the many activities available in Cartagena, from yoga, kite surfing and salsa, to international film festivals and concerts.
Enjoy 24/7 local support from Domino Volunteers staff, available to ensure you have the most fulfilling and enjoyable volunteer experience possible.
Work with grassroots organizations dedicated to womens and girl's empowerment via after-school extracurriculars, job preparation, health classes and community engagement. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 20+
Machismo culture is thriving in much of Cartagena, and in certain areas women and girls are especially prone to sexual tourism, informal work and lack of education in general. In many poor areas, young girls grow up lacking a safe learning environment with positive female role models, seeing or experiencing gender-based violence, and believing that a woman's body is more valuable than her brains. 

Based on the your skills and interests, along with the project's current needs, Domino Volunteers will connect you to a local project fighting to empower women and girls through workshops about their rights, health, caring for their families, finding formal work, and in general gaining a safe community where they can gain self confidence and real life skills. The projects we work with are each locally run, focused on values-based education, and will include a diverse team of social workers, psychologists, teachers and/or health care professionals dedicated to supporting the women or girls. Additionally, our local partners typically organize events for families, women as well as men in the neighborhood in which they work, along with the broader Cartagena community. Through this holistic, community-based model, our girl's rights project partners are proving to be true catalysts for positive change in Cartagena. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

What's a typical day of volunteering like in Cartagena? 

Volunteers will be placed at a project based on their profile and local foundation's most pressing needs. Volunteers will work with the foundation either in the morning (8 am - noon) or afternoon (1 pm - 5 pm). 

After enjoying a traditional meal with your host family (volunteers have the option of 2 meals with their host families), take public transportation to the foundation (about a 20 minute trip). At the foundation, volunteers will work alongside teachers, social workers, and psychologist to support activities and educational workshops for the girls. Typical responsibilities may include (depending on the exact project we match you with, based on your profile): 
  • Participating in abuse prevention and human rights workshops
  • Tutoring girls and helping with homework
  • Participating in arts & crafts projects, dancing, singing, music and other extracurricular activities
  • Help to organize community events such as presentations, workshops, marches, etc. 
  • Go on door-to-door family visits to either discuss the program or it’s current campaigns.
  • Assisting in workshops about healthy eating (for women and their families) and nutrition 
  • Helping pregnant or new moms to learn about caring for their babies
  • Helping adult women learn new skills like sewing, arts and crafts or cooking so that they will be more likely to find formal employment. 
When not at the foundation, volunteers may want to use their free time to take Spanish classes with our expert local teachers, take part in some of the many exercise groups and classes available, join a local salsa class, or explore this diverse in exciting city. Or, if you prefer to stay busy 24/7 during your time in Cartagena, we can help connect you to a morning volunteer project as well. The choice is yours!


There's a wide range of activities available for volunteers in Cartagena. A few of the most popular free time activities include: 

  • Affordable Spanish classes with an expert local teacher  
  • Dance classes (Salsa, Champeta, Zumba, Cumbia, etc.) 
  • Visit local museums, art galleries, etc. 
  • Bike around the picturesque historic city 
  • Snorkeling or Scuba Diving (get certified with our local partners!) 
  • Boxing classes 
  • Gym memberships 
  • Attend many local events or exhibitions going on 
  • Relax at the many boutique cafes in Cartagena 
  • Spend the day at one of the many beaches throughout Cartagena  
  • Explore the nearby Rosario Islands  
  • Travel to nearby sites, such as Tayrona National Park, Mompox or Minca 



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 20 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Spaans (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
Vereiste documenten
Passport Copy, health insurance en plane ticket
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 12:00 - 18:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Domino Volunteers

We offer volunteers a package of services, which includes areas where we have found that volunteers in Cartagena need the most support. We normally place volunteers to live (and eat) with a host-family, as it can be very difficult to find a safe, affordable, comfortable, and well-located place to live. Below is more detailed information about what we normally offer:

  • Prior to your arrival, we will complete a full evaluation of your profile and connect you with a projects in Cartagena that best matches with your timeframe, Spanish level, interests, and abilities. 

  • Homestay placement with a local family. Includes a private room with AC at night, wifi, laundry, and 2 delicious meals per day / 7 days per week (optional). Our home-stays are located in the safest areas and near the historic center. We send full details and photos of the homestay 4 weeks prior to your arrival.

  • 2 meals per day (generally breakfast and lunch) with your host-family. Volunteers eat very well, and fresh food is common. Host families are usually able to accommodate dietary preferences (vegetarian, lactose intolerance, etc), but please let us know about any food requirements you have. 

  • Airport pick-up and transportation to your home-stay

  • Information pack with maps, supplies, contacts, and Volunteer Manual. We will also sit with you and give you a full orientation upon arrival. 

  • Cell phone with local number and credit

  • We will take you to the project on your first day to make sure you know how transportation works and details about the project, its site(s) and staff. We will also help you make a schedule based on your goals and time-frame.

  • Connections to cultural and recreational activities (Spanish classes, other volunteer projects, English Conversation Club, cultural events, sports, etc.)

  • 24-hour in-country support

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Rafael Nunez International Airport

A Domino Volunteers staff member will wait for volunteer at the local airport, and provide transportation to your host family. 


Our volunteers stay in safe neighborhoods conveniently located near the touristic center. Volunteers stay in homes with local families dedicated to our mission of immersive, meaningful cultural exchange. Volunteers will stay in a private room, with AC at night, strong wifi and laundry machines available.

Eten & Drank
Volunteers will be served 2 delicious meals per day / 7 days per week with host family. Meals are home cooked, and feature traditional dishes. Adaptations are possible for vegetarians or those with any other eating restrictions.
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Rafael Nunez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Colombia.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Colombia biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Colombia dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Colombia.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Upon arrival, a Domino Volunteers will greet you at the airport and bring you to your host family (which we strategically make sure is both located near the historic center and easy transportation to your volunteer site). We provide each volunteer with an updated Volunteer Manuel, full of useful information on living in Cartagena, such as volunteer tips, transportation information, expected cultural differences, etc. A Domino Volunteers team member will then help orient you to your new neighborhood: Where is the closest grocery store? What are the best transportation options? We will also provide you with several maps with our top recommended sites in the city, a cell phone with minutes,  a Spanish-English dictionary, and a complimentary notebook. 

One of our team members will also accompany you on your first day at the foundation. We will meet you at or near your host family's location, take public transportation together to the foundation, and help introduce you to the staff and foundation activities. We accompany volunteers to their assigned project on the first day, so that they feel comfortable, have a proper orientation to the project, have a translator on hand if necessary, and can feel assured that we are there to support them in their volunteer work. While a Domino Volunteers team member won't be working with volunteers each day at the project, we are available 24/7 for any questions or concerns, and maintain constant communication with the foundation as well. 

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4 - 24 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
5 weken
6 weken
7 weken
9 weken
11 weken
24 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$322 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Domino Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Domino Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Domino Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Domino Volunteers

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