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Volunteer Programs FAQs

What fees are involved?

If you are looking to gain experience in an interesting field, it might be difficult to get this privilege for free. If you were to simply apply to get paid to do the same job, you might find it very difficult to get accepted and it may take many months to sort out both for a position and for a working visa. Also, volunteers and interns who pay to do these jobs provide a very much needed income and services to the NGO, often allowing them to continue and expand their work. You will become an invaluable asset to the NGO during your time here.

Volunteer fee is a combination of: the Project Fee and the Placement Fee. The Project Fee covers the project costs for making sure you are safe and well looked after, kept busy and making a difference to the area of focus of the project. La Montaña adds no commission to any project. We instead ask for a placement fee of U$150 to cover our costs for promoting the project and providing volunteer support during the time spent with us. You will also need to cover the cost of your flights, visas (if required), health insurance and vaccinations. You should also have a small budget for personal spending, sightseeing and buying souvenirs.

Do volunteers have more benefits?

Yes, volunteers get some special offers and discounts, you need to contact us to check updated information.

Do La Montaña students have a discount in other services?

Yes, volunteers taking Spanish courses at La Montaña only pay U$100

Do I need to speak Spanish for volunteering?

Yes. Intermediate or upper Spanish level is required for most of our volunteer programs. You can test your Spanish here Because the first contact with your volunteering envirnoment is very important, we recommend you take at least 2 weeks Spanish lessons to brush up before starting their work.

Do I get a certificate after volunteering?

Yes, you will get a certificate including all the information about your performance. If you need a tailor-made certificate, we can adapt our certificate according to your needs.