Want to be a volunteer?


The main function of this area is to support the reconstruction of the social fabric of organisations and communities defending human rights through the facilitation of exchange spaces with local NGOs and peasant communities, indigenous reservations and community councils through differential tools for protection and psychosocial support. It also supports the strengthening of the PBI Colombia team through a psychosocial understanding of the Colombian context and the sharing of differential tools for its management.

  • Deadline for receipt of applications: 29 September 2021
  • Interview dates: between 5 and 6 October 2021
  • Start date: January 2022, with training from November 2021 (see terms and conditions of the position).

Please send your completed application form together with your CV (maximum 3 pages) by the above deadline to the following email address: arts3@pbicolombia.net with the subject: “ARTS AREA MANAGER: (name and surname)”.

This position is only for persons who meet the requirements of the German Civil Peace Service (SCP), which is funding the position. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be considered. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Read (in Spanish) more here.


PBI’s Colombia Project receives funding from around 25 European and North American entities; the fundraising target for 2021 – 2022 is around 800,000 Euros. The central objective of the position is to secure income for the financial stability of the project.

To apply:

Consult the Terms of Reference in Spanish here

  • Deadline to receive applications: 7 September 2021
  • Interview dates: between 9 and 10 September 2021
  • Starting date: immediate

Please send your completed application form together with your CV (maximum 3 pages) by the indicated deadline to the following e-mail address: fundraiser2@pbicolombia.net with the subject: “FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR: (name and surname)”.


PBI-Colombia is looking for volunteers who have previously been PBI-Colombia Volunteers in any of our Field Teams/Sub-Teams, to support us as part of one of our current Teams for the next few months.

This call is ONLY for people who have previously volunteered with PBI-Colombia.

The requested period of support is ideally for 6 months: between the months of October 2021 (if possible, from the end of September) and March 2022.

However, there is some flexibility with regard to the dates. Therefore, in case you are interested and available to offer us a support around the dates proposed (something like starting around the end of September, October, or even November), and/or the impossibility of a commitment for the whole 6 months (maybe for 4 or 5), we would still like to receive your proposal, and we can study it together.

Read more information in Spanish here.


PBI Colombia opens the call for applications for the January 2022 Training/Selection Meeting (estimated date: 8-15 January, but will be reconfirmed during the interview process), which we hope will take place in Spain.

The call will be open for applications until 12 September 2021. All applications, with the 3 required references, received by that date will be taken into account for this training and selection process, from which the people selected as volunteers will be incorporated into the Field Teams in Colombia at the end of February 2022, and subsequently also at different moments of incorporation that will be opened in the project.

See more specific information at:



For more information in Spanish see our site.

All field volunteers in the PBI Colombia project must be able to work competently in Spanish (spoken and written levels will be assessed throughout the application process). Accordingly, the application process is in Spanish.

Learn more about being a field volunteer with PBI:

Working as an international observer for PBI Colombia offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of international human rights. The volunteer will work in one of the teams in Bogotá, Barrancabermeja or Urabá, accompanying human rights defenders and communities who are being threatened because of their legitimate work in support of justice and peace.

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2 thoughts on “Want to be a volunteer?”

  1. Hello, I read through the activities of the PBI and have applied for the recruitment of volunteers since last year (2017) but didn’t receive a response. Please can you notify me if there’s any current vacancy in the organization…

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