At Kasa Guane we believe in positive tourism which is why we set up the registered social foundation Goals for Peace.
The foundation is run by a group of local and international volunteers and becoming a volunteer is a great way to have a positive impact on the people and places that you pass on your travels.
There are many ways to do this but at Kasa Guane we offer 2 main ways to volunteer:
1. Helping out at Goals for Peace; www.goalsforpeace.com
The main event that we run is every Saturday from 8am until 1pm with a group of around 80 boys and girls, from the ages of 5 – 16, in a neighbourhood in the north of Bucaramanga.
Every week the volunteers meet at Kasa Guane and go to the neighbourhood Olas 2 to cook lunch with the children, play football and run arts, craft and music activities.
As of September 2014 we are also teaching English to a smaller group of the same children every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We would like to run these classes more often so if you can teach English please get in contact.
There are many ways that you can help out and If you have any particular skills or talents that you would like to share with the children please let us know and we can arrange a session or workshop.
There is no cost or minimum time commitment, you can come and visit for a day or stay longer and get more involved.
2.Working at the hostal
The previous options are working with social projects helping the people of Bucaramanga, this option is you helping us. We are always looking for reliable, trustworthy and positive people to help us out in the hostel. This would be in exchange for free dormitory accomodation.
***** Due to Goals for Peace being a charitable foundation we cannot exchange free accomodation in the hostel for volunteering work at Goals for Peace.
If you would like to come and volunteer for a minimum of 4 weeks at Goals for Peace we will give you a discount on the price of your dormitory bed in Kasa Guane. *****