Volunteer Abroad in Coastal Colombia!

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ORGANIZATION: Manos a la Obra Colombia


Volunteer as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in a public school in Coastal Colombia. Manos a la Obra is a USA based volunteer organization that sends native English speakers to Coastal Colombia to teach English. The volunteer term goes from July to November and the school provides a flexible teaching schedule that gives you plenty of time to explore the country. If you're interested, please reach out, I'd love to tell you more about the town and the opportunity.

What you get:

Home stay with a private room

3 meals a day

Airport pickup/drop off

What you give:

Help Colombian teachers with pronuniciation and expanding on your home culture. No Spanish is required

There are no fees associated with this volunteer opportunity, however the volunteer is responsible for their own airfare.

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About Manos a la Obra Colombia


Clinton Way Dr, Waterford, MI 48328, US

Mission Statement

Empowering communities through education, our international non-profit foundation is dedicated to fostering cross-cultural exchange and enhancing opportunities for the youth of Puerto Colombia, Colombia. Through our volunteer-driven initiatives, we aim to bridge language barriers and promote English literacy, equipping students with invaluable skills for personal and professional growth. Committed to sustainable development, we strive to create a brighter future by nurturing a love for learning and empowering individuals to reach their full potential.


My connection with Colombia started as an ESL volunteer in Puerto Colombia as well. I fell in love with the culture and the country. During my volunteer term I made life-long friendships with the people I met and especially the principal of the school I volunteered at. I wanted to create a foundation to benefit Puerto Colombia exclusively and that's how Manos a la Obra was born.

I lived in Colombia from 2011 until 2016 and have traveled back and forth extensively since then. In my last trip, I worked a lot with the principal of Javier Cisneros school in Puerto Colombia and formed Manos a la Obra Colombia. My goal is to send one volunteer this year and continue by sending 3 in 2025.

The goal will be to transform the community of Puerto Colombia.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, International


We'll work with your schedule.


Puerto Colombia, 081001Colombia



  • General Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • You must be a native English speaker. Teaching experience is a plus but not required.

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