Press Trip: Medellin, Colombia in November
Social impact travel startup accepting applications to host an influencer who will travel and volunteer with a diverse group of remote professionals in Medellin, Colombia for the month of November
Venture with Impact is offering to host an influencer as a guest in our volunteer/travel program in Medellin for the month of November in exchange for help in promoting the program and in creating engaging content. (Value of trip = $1,250 as indicated below in fee)
About Venture with Impact:
Ann Davis – world traveler, lady-boss, and brain cancer survivor – founded Venture with Impact, LLC (VWI) in 2016 with the mission to rewrite the narrative on remote work, including social impact as a key component. In the process, VWI also aims to expose professionals to new cultures, people, and ideas, so that they may become more informed and empathetic world citizens.
As evidenced by the rising trend of digital nomadism, or traveling the world while working remotely, many workers are abandoning their cubicles, drawn by a desire to maintain a career while nurturing an adventurous identity. At the same time, voluntourism, or volunteer tourism, is one of the fast-growing segments in the travel industry today. Davis, recognizing these trends, found a way to combine the desires for travel and volunteerism into a unique program that specifically caters to remote professionals.
While some organizations, such as Remote Year, exist to support digital nomads, VWI is unique in that it brings together diverse groups of professionals, provides them with everything they need to work remotely abroad, and offers them the opportunity to connect beyond work and give back to the local communities on a probono basis. Beyond connecting participants with volunteer partners that fit with their interests professional skills and schedules, VWI also plans cultural activities and weekend trips, allowing participants to dig deeper into the local culture and create bonds with their fellow ‘Venture Nomads’.
Following a successful project launch in Trujillo, VWI has announced Fall-Winter projects in digital nomad hotspots Medellin, Colombia and Chiang Mai Thailand. The program is currently accepting applications for new Venture Nomads for both the Colombian and the Thai programs.
Requirements for influencer:
-significant following on personal blog/social media
-desire to make an impact abroad and contribute to the growth of a growing social enterprise
-strong experience as a travel-writer
-videography experience is a plus
-media contacts considered a plus
-must be available for entire month of November and be willing to produce content on a daily/weekly basis for Venture with Impact
Press trip includes:
full integration into our program for remote professionals, accommodation with a diverse group of peers and a dedicated workspace (with internet) in Medellin, Colombia, placement with a local non-profit for skills-based volunteering, access to trips and cultural activities, support of in-country staff.
Press trip does not include:
flights, daily living expenses.
To apply, please send resume and portfolio or samples of work to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 17th. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.