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AFS Colombia offers you various opportunities to work with elderly people in different cities in Colombia. Often the elderly come from poorer backgrounds and are often left without families that take care of them. The mission is to serve the residents in the last phase of their life by providing them a loving and good care and you can help. Your activities include occupation of the residents in form of different activities (paint, play games, walks etc.), physical activities and therapy, as well as everyday care and assistance. You will support the local staff as well in its daily routine such as doing beds, wash dishes, fold laundry, go to the market.

For this kind of projects, you need to be dedicated and extremely caring and interested in helping the elderly and providing them with a good and dignified atmosphere.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual
  • Program highlights
    • Local contact person
    • Spanish classes (if the stay is longer than 6 month)

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours