Minga House Foundation is non-profit organization founded to host & facilitate community service and/or internship roles by international volunteers in the beautiful Colombian Coffee Region. Our training facility and professional bilingual staff will ensure you have a safe & fun educational experience!
Minga House is a non-profit Colombian foundation dedicated to the service learning engagement between foreign volunteers and our Colombian Coffee Region Communities through collectively solving real-life community challenges. Some roles are structured internships/externships and other roles are flexible volunteering spots. There is no better way to learn a new culture and to practice your Spanish than to immerse yourself into a well-defined role integrated into the community. Upon hearing your interest and understanding your professional background we are able to place you into the right volunteering and/or internship opportunities either within Minga House or with one of our local partner organizations. You may serve in a single site and/or combine 2 or more sites for an agreed-upon amount of time. Our professional bilingual staff will ensure you are SAFE, LEARNING, and having FUN!
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! Minga House Foundation has teamed up with FundMyTravel so that participants can make their very own fundraising pages online. This way, you have a creative platform to communicate personal messages, keep your audience engaged with your travel plans, and collect the funding to help make this experience a possibility.
With a simplified payment system, participants collect funds right to their secure PayPal or WePay account. There is a solid team of experienced travelers and professionals at FundMyTravel, who are here to offer campaigners support, including insights for fundraising success. You can check out a few tips below before clicking the button above, to get started!
Just like travel, fundraising is about an exchange - so whether you send them post cards, create a video-diary, start a blog, or grow a photo gallery - make sure to share these things with your networks in exchange for their donations and online support! You can check out more unique and creative ideas on our Fundraising Toolkit.
Using Social Media, writing Personal Emails and sharing consistent Updates on your campaign are essential steps for reaching that fundraising goal. You can plan the most inspiring trip, upload a video about it, and complete your campaign with profile details, but it won't make a difference unless you tell everyone where to find it!
Be sure to thank any and everyone who contributes to your campaign either through funding, shares, or even just likes. Be sure to acknowledge your supporters through Facebook and Twitter shout-outs, fun and engaging videos, individual emails or messages, hand-written letters and they are more likely to spread the word on your campaign efforts.