Medellin Free City Guide

Volunteering in Medellin

There is not a well developed volunteering scene in Medellin. However there is one very accessible volunteering program for foreigners which is the registered foundation Angeles de Medellin. They are based high up in the mountains and support a poor and displaced community by providing education, dental care and medical services. Marcos, an American, has been running the program for the past eight years.

You can volunteer on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. As such, it’s the most flexible volunteering program in Medellin. They only ask for a very small, one-time donation and to register. The daily meeting point is the Acevedo metro station – from there, you take the Metro Cable with the other volunteers to the very last stop and then get on a bus to reach the Angeles de Medellin community center. To find out more, you can join their facebook group linked above.

Volunteering in Medellin
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5 Comments on “Volunteering in Medellin”

    1. Hi Sue,

      If you’d like to volunteer with the Angeles de Medellin click on the link in the info and Marcos who runs the foundation will give you the information you need. If you come other deserving organisations in your research please share with us, we’d love to include more.

  1. Hello!

    I will be traveling to Medellin on November 4th (very soon) and I will be there for 1 month. Unfortunately, my Spanish is not very good, however, I will be taking Spanish classes while I am there. I would like to get more information on what kind of programs you have there and what kind of help you need. I would love to help out the community in any way that I can while I am there.

    Please feel free to message me on Whatsapp at 1-800-803-331-3278 as well!

    I look forward to talking with you!

  2. I agree with everything that Nora said in the above comment – I am also interested in volunteering and would like to ask you to message me on WhatsApp in Panama at 507 6644 4911

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