Let's Go Volunteer
You would be helping hard working Colombians to help the Elderly, Single Mothers and the Homeless in a variety of programs all based in beautiful and safe Ibague, Colombia....
Interested in volunteering with a grassroots organization? You would be helping our hard working and dedicated staff improving the lives of disadvantaged Colombians. All
A rewarding volunteering opportunity
Submitted by JesseJamesA - Miami, Fl | October 24, 2013
Let's Go Volunteer/Manos Amigas comes from a place of love. Immediately you can see exactly where the money you pay goes: feeding children, buying them supplies and paying the local help. The foundation has a few core areas and also works with other charitable organizations in Ibague in order to provide volunteers with a variety of options to make a difference.
The Colombians associated with the foundation are hospitable, fun and love to plan trips around the area with volunteers. And as you probably know, Colombia has plenty of natural and historical beauty to see.
I know of three volunteers personally that have been back to volunteer multiple times.
Common sense goes a long way in Colombia. There are dangerous areas and it is important to listen to the advice of the locals, especially the people who work for the foundation (Berenice, Yamile, etc) Basically if you go looking for trouble you can find it. If you keep your nose clean (no pun intended) you'll be fine.
Also, not a lot of English speakers in this city. The more Spanish you know, the richer the experience.