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FAQ

How to volunteer?

No experience is necessary to volunteer in some of our programs, just the willingness to learn and a commitment to participate. Volunteers have to be over 18 years old and commit to the project for the required time.

What are the participation requirements? 

  1. Be of legal age (over 18 years old for Colombia), participants under 18 must travel with their parentsor a responsible adult (with parents approval).
  2. Be in good physical and mental health to develop activities in open areas with people (including children and elderly).
  3. Don´t take any illegal substances or drugs. 
  4. Have travel and medical insurance during program participation.
  5. Don´t have any kind of legal background issues in Colombia or  any other country.
  6. Have the commitment to start and participate during the agreed dates.
  7. Be willing to participate in activities that require both physical labor and team work.
  8. A positive attitude is necessary as you will be working with disabled people, elderly or children.
  9. Present required documents.
  10. Get required vaccination.
  11. Confirm participation at least 4 weeks prior to start date. 

 Steps for application?

Send a mail attaching application form filled in

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Confirm participation 4 weeks prior participation


How long do volunteers participate?

Volunteers participate from 3 weeks up to 6 months, with possibilities to extend their participation period. Longer participations are very helpful in community development programs as well as administration management. Misión Gaia is recruiting volunteers able to commit to a minimum of 3 weeks of service.  Volunteers with more experience at Misión Gaia are most likely to be offered a leadership position, provided they have demonstrated responsibility, strong work ethic and teamwork skills during their service.  Longer terms of service also allow volunteers to learn more skills in a variety of areas, which facilitates the effective transfer of knowledge to newer volunteers. Longer participation periods also permit volunteers or Interns to have a rich understanding of local communities.

How can I make a donation?

All donations are well received to increase the positive impact we have in communities. We encourage volunteers or interns planning to work with Misión Gaia to fundraise independently before their arrival.  The work we do has always been enabled by donations from volunteers, local business and friends. We recommend you to visit the Donate page for more information.  

We also receive other donations such as books, art materials, sports materials, bikes, skate boards, balls, tools, laptops and office stuff.

If you have any ideas you can bring to give the most durig your participation, please let us now trough voluntario@misiongaia.org.

I cannot afford participation costs. What can I do?

There are opportunities available to support your volunteer service through grants offered by charitable and non-profit organizations. If you find new resources and like to share them for future volunteers, please let us know.

 

What is a typical day at Misión Gaia{s Projects?

Activities will change depending on the area of work, specific project and community. Normally time spent in the project is from 5 to 6 hours per day. Schedules are different for every project, normally programs include activities 5 or 6 days a week, from 4 to 6 hours per day.

 

Where I will stay

We offer options for staying that could change between 11 and 16 US dollars comlombian pesos. Ir changes depending on the privacy and services required for the volunteer.

How does the food work?

Food is responsibility of the volunteer. In most of the placements we offer kitchen facilities and special discounts in some of the local restaurants .


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