Aldeas de Paz

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We promote the Culture of Peace through enriching cross-cultural exchange for people of all races and nationalities and we practice voluntary community service where we provide additional opportunities in educational, recreational and environmental fields and assist our local beneficiaries to develop their potential and improve their own lives.

We share the values of peace, justice and tolerance, fundamentally focusing on the preservation of indigenous cultures and the empowerment of young people while valuing local knowledge and working with cultural sensitivity. Our Volunteer and Internship opportunities are truly the microcosm of a world where people join together giving priority to improving life for humanity and promoting a Culture of Peace as a practical way to both prevent and resolve conflict.

Aldeas de Paz (ADP) promotes social justice and peace. We focus on the preservation of indigenous cultures and the empowerment of young, disadvantaged people through additional opportunities in educational, recreational and environmental fields. ADP promotes a Culture of Peace through enriching cross-cultural exchange and voluntary community service for people of all ages, races and nationalities.

Youth, community and Nature: Making a difference in the lives of children, helping the community and perserving the beautilful Venezuelan nature.

Riding with horses: You will be training and feeding the horses, while also using your knowledge to teach children how to ride and take care of a horse. 

Pemón indigenous exchange: Experience a very different culture and lifestyle by living and working with the friendly Pemón people

NGO management: Get an insight into the running of an NGO

Multimedia project: Help promote and create awareness by creating small videos 

Medicine and Healthcare: Experience a different way of running a medical center and expand your knowledge 

Santa Elena is the heart the Gran Sabana national park, Venezuela, the earth's oldest surface where prehistoric mountains are ecological islands with endemic species. A high plateau with wide open spaces, tropical forest, spectacular mountains, rivers and gorgeous waterfalls, home to the Pemón indigenous people is a great place to arrange adventure tours with a variety of destinations and exiting activities.

Located on a hill side on the edge of the small village, the Aldeas de Paz Guesthouse offers spectacular views of the valley below, the surrounding mountains and the wideness of the savannah. The village and its surroundings are very safe and generations of volunteers have been enjoying this wonderful setting. We also offer host family stay and independent accommodations in the village.

All our programs are ongoing throughout the whole year and volunteers may choose to work in any combination of various programs and as many days/hours they wish. Work side by side with locals, learn new skills, study Spanish, and immerse yourself in the Latin and indigenous culture! Check our webpage about how you can join us. Make new friends through this life changing experience!

Program Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • Enthusiastic and willing to learn, dedicating initiative and passion to the position
    • Friendliness, care, commitment and patience are important qualities
    • Spanish classes are provided
Organization Type:
NGO (Non-Governmental Organization)