Cartagena Social Welfare Program

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Program Description

Volunteer 25-30 minutes away from Cartagena’s downtown in the lovely beach area of La Boquilla. Much of the local population is fishermen who reside in homes that are often basic. We have developed a multi-functioning youth center that provides a space for children to eat, play, and study. There are over 300 youth/children who come daily and they are provided with a safe space, monthly health checks, primary school classes, kindergarten, and free lunches. Our staff is working to prevent the child trafficking that occurs in the sex trade as a result of poor regions.

As a volunteer with this program, you will support all childcare needs, provide fascinating conversation, encourage education, and act as a tutor. We have children from the center who are toddlers all the way to teens around 15 years old. You will help in the kitchens, play in the playground, plan pre-school games and English lessons, and assist with feeding. We specifically focus on female vocational training, empowerment lectures, hygiene and health talks, and health education.

*The center closes from June 25 to July 15.


- Help out children who are at risk of child trafficking
- Provide education
- Engage in fun games and activities
- Arrange this program to suit your interests, travel, and time commitment
- Fundraise!


Project length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
Project dates: Year Round * Choose any date to arrive.
Arrival airport: Cartagena (CTG)
Accommodation: Local host family or private dorm room on-site
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Airlines: Avianca, Jet Blue, Spirit, Copa, American, United
Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Program starts and ends in Cartagena
Airport meet and greet in Cartagena. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 35-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work can be: 7:30am - 300pm with a break for lunch
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Program Locations

Cartagena, Colombia

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Program Details

A Broader View Volunteers Corp
  • Colombia: Cartagena
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
English, Spanish
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
2 Week: US$995 - 3-4 Weeks: US$1195 - 5-6 Weeks: US$1395 - 7-8 Weeks US$1640
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