Assistants needed at the youth center and center for people with special needs. There is a short of staff to support children in this community.
A typical Day is as follow
Start at 9 am, Receive the children, start the activities according with the schedule at the Video room, playful room, IT room, gardening or class room. Lunch will be 1 pm to 2 pm. Then afternoon activities will be from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The La Mesa town offer a variety of activities as it is surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls. 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. The Orquid Sanctuary at the Tequendama region and small towns around La Mesa. There is plenty to do in here, also we are blessed with hot climate. So be prepared.
We will pick volunteers up from The Bogota el Dorado Airport.
Living accommodation is in a share bungalow for up to 10 volunteers at the LPDLM headquarters in San Javier Village.
Single rooms only if request or less than 6 volunteers at one time.
Only two volunteers per room share a bunk bed
Bed linen is provided.
Volunteers will need to buy toiletries.
Common areas will be at the main house.
The Bungalow rooms are well decorated. With desk, Lamp, electricity, hot and cold share shower,two share toilets.
Unfortunately, the internet connection at the host family's house is not always stable. But you can go to the main town center of La Mesa to connect to the internet very easily. Is only 20 minutes by minibus.
For hot climate and the country side volunteers need to be prepared: with very light and long sleeves shirts and trousers at all times
Repellent, Sun Creams, Hat, torch to walk in the evening to the accommodation site if the volunteers decide coming late.
Meals provided are home cook food. Traditional dishes from Colombia. Drinks are provided but we suggest volunteers to buy their own water bottles as it is very hot in La Mesa. So they need to be hydratated at all times.
Medical/Premedical assistance needed to help at the La Mesa Hospital and improve the inhabitant´s quality of life. We have a shortage of qualified staff.
Volunteer with us and help the coffee and sugar cane farmers to harvest their products and keep alive farming in this community.
Teaching children will improve their aims and goals in life. By teaching new skills and a new language volunteers are making a big difference for them