Serranía del Perijá

There is much work to do and we welcome helping hands!   We invite you to volunteer with us and help support our ecotourism project in Sierra de Perija!    

What you offer us

30 Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with us, working up to 6 hours each day, 5 days per week.


In the Serranía del Perijá we have several ongoing projects for the reforestation of our mountains, be part of this experience and help us make the mountains breathe again as they did before.


Ongoing work to improve facilities with our family home stays accommodation.


Help building new trails so our guests can see even more of our wildlife and explore more easily.

Teach English

Support with teaching English at our schools in both La Victoria and Estados Unidos and with our local community guides

Organic Garden

Help in one of our organic gardens to provide fresh vegetables for our guests

What we offer you

2 Days off per week

Time off for yourself relaxing, birding and exploring the forest or you can head to the nearby town of Valledupar which is 2 hours away, the official birthplace of vallenato music, a charming town with a small well preserved colonial center and a bustling nightlife.

Family Stay or Coffee Farm Stay

Depending on where you are based for your volunteer work with us and what you would prefer accommodation will be in one of our family home stays or in one of our coffee farms.

3 Meals per day

We can accommodate vegetarians and other special dietary requirements


You are our guest, and our community teams are here to help and support you at any point you need during your stay.

The experience

Our project is still in its early stages and we need help in a number of areas like opening up new trails through the forest, teaching English, reforestation projects and improving the accommodation provided so we can offer an even better service for our visitors.  Sometimes volunteers will focus on a specific project, but often they carry out a variety of tasks depending on where the need is.

We request a minimum stay of 2 weeks for our volunteers.  If you are only able to visit us for a few days but would like to volunteer, we would be very happy to organise a shorter volunteering program, but the daily cost will usually be higher.  

We ask that our volunteers are people who are both willing to give and receive.


During your time with us as a volunteer you will have a number of options as to where you can stay. Depending on what you prefer and what your program is you can stay as a guest at one of the coffee farms, where you have the option of staying either in the main house in one of the bedrooms in the house, or you could take the more traditional option of a hammock below shelter and beneath a mosquito net, or alternatively camping is also offered for anyone who would like to.

Several families within the community offer the chance for volunteers to stay with them as a home stay.   All the accommodation options provided by us, from staying in a room in one of the coffee farms to camping, to staying in a hammock offer bathroom facilities and if you require kitchen facilities too.