Welcome to your Colombian family...
In addition to connecting people with social projects, Domino Volunteers also offers the service of coordinating your accommodation with a local host family. This optional program feature is ideal for people who would like to:
Immerse in local culture and become friends with local, sincerely kind families. We connect you to genuinely caring and welcoming families who want to help you get to know their culture and city.
Maximize your opportunity to practice and improve your Spanish language skills.
Feel secure, staying in safe neighborhoods conveniently located to the historic center. We make sure to place you in safe, upper-class neighborhoods close to the city center and with convenient transportation options to your assigned volunteer projects.
Eat delicious, fresh, and traditional food, with your dietary preferences always taken into account. Most people tell us that they eat better with host families than they do back at home!
Enjoy the convenience of having our team organize all the details of your stay before arriving, allowing you to focus on volunteering and enjoying your time in Cartagena. Our services are ones that you would pay for anyways without our help, but through Dominio Volunteers the process is easier, safer, better organized, and of greater quality.
Accommodation includes all modern amenities: private room, wifi, laundry, fan/air-conditioning, closet, etc.
The following is the list of services included for volunteers who choose our Host Family Program Option, based on what we have found most volunteers need in order to get set up and feel competent in Cartagena.
Evaluation and personalized connection to a project prior to your arrival. Please review our Project Connection page to learn more about how we ensure you are connected to the right project.
Airport pick-up and transportation to your home-stay.
Information pack with maps, supplies, contacts, and volunteer manual to help you to be more aware and competent.
Cell phone with local number and credit.
Homestay placement with a local family that is safe, comfortable and well-located (located in and around the historic city center and with easy access to transportation to the volunteer project).
2 delicious and fresh meals at your host-family accommodation (usually breakfast and lunch)
Orientation to a project, sites, staff, plus help making a schedule based on the project’s needs and your goals, time-frame, Spanish level, and skills.
Connections to cultural and recreational activities (Spanish classes, other volunteer projects, dance classes, cultural events, tours...)
24-hour in country support.