Help us out with our organic chocolate farm, jungle lodge and tutoring our son

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  • Description

    Description

    We're looking for an enthusiastic, adventurous, sociable and creative person who is keen to experience work at a well established jungle lodge and chocolate farm on Isla Bastimentos in Bocas Del Toro.

    We have been running our small (4 cabin) lodge, 5 hectare chocolate farm and organic gardens for the past 10 years. We also work on a variety of programs in collaboration with the indigenous Ngobe community in which we live, including after school classes and tutoring for local children.

    This is what we need help with:

    Leading tours of our chocolate farm and help with the day-to-day running of the lodge. Our lodge has garnered a great reputation over the last decade, our standards are high and exemplary customer service is a must.

    Working with our young son and other children from the local indigenous community, to run after-school classes and tutoring.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    You'll be asked to put your hand to many varied duties including;

    conducting farm tours
    helping out with hosting guests at the lodge
    performing small maintenance tasks
    running errands

    Our 8 year old son attends the local school and is in 2nd grade. We need help to supplement his education with an hour or two each day of homeschooling. We also offer a homework/afterschool club for our son and 3- 4 local children. Our approach to learning is rooted in creativity, discovery based and experiential learning with a strong focus on the environment.

    We're also always in need of people with these particular skills;

    Social media/marketing/web design skills
    Carpentry
    Boat engine repair and maintenance

    There's always a new project in development at the lodge and farm and we may well be able to put your specific skills and interests to use.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll have a beautiful jungle home either in a one bedroom cabin or in a two bedroom house, shared with our long-term volunteer. Both have a bathroom and basic kitchen (with limited refrigeration). Please note that we are totally off the grid. Living here is not for the faint of heart or nature phobic - there are all kinds of bugs and critters, irritating but not deadly (no vipers!)

    Meals will be shared with guests when the lodge is in operation. We regularly close the lodge to guests in order to have time to work on projects on the farm. During these periods you'll be responsible for your own meals. You'll also be able to use much of the produce we grow on the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bastimentos is a stunning island in the Bocas Del Toro archipelago. Our farm can only be accessed by boat and you'll be able to enjoy living in a relatively remote and peaceful environment. You'll be immersed in nature, forge friendships with our local friends and neighbours and spend time with the diverse and interesting guests that stay with us at the lodge.

    You'll have a great many opportunities to explore the awesome forest and, when possible, will be able to hop on trips to the nearby beautiful beaches. There's great kayaking in our bay. You'll also be able to catch a ride into Bocas town (Isla Colon) when our boat makes the journey.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours per day


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Host ref number: 344793576224

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