Help out at our active ecological field station/hosting centre in Belize

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a registered not-for-profit society that operates a tourism facility located in the rainforest of Belize. We are dedicated to the conservation of Belize’s natural and cultural heritage through scientific research, education, local capacity building, and community programming. We are a hosting center, field station and organic farm. We specialize with field biology, aternative lifestyles (yoga, etc.), and agroforestry projects.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently looking for a database creator, farmer (mainly for pruning lime trees), and trail makers. We are always looking for yoga instructors to give yoga classes at the station for staff and for guests. Participation with our community programming is welcomed and encouraged for volunteers as well. We offer a variety of classes each week to our community, including: English, computer lessons, arts & crafts, music, sports, educational biology workshops, movie nights and tutoring sessions. We like to offer yoga classes to our guests and community as well.

    We have a variety of needs at the station, we welcome everyone to send us a email with your skills. Depending on the position, some work can be done at home and live at the station for free for determined amount of time.

    Requirements:
    5 hours a day, 5 days per week

    Benefits:
    Free lodging in one of our shared cabins or thatch-roofed platform tents (tents, mattresses, and bedding provided)
    Access to our communal kitchen, bathrooms, and hot showers
    Free Wifi
    Receive training by local experts
    Hang out in a friendly organic field station

    Note: Meals from our kitchen may be included depending on skills and times of year. Alternatively, food can be purchased and prepared by volunteers in the communal kitchen, which is well-equipped with a fridge, coffee maker, toaster, food storage areas, stove, cookware, dishware, and silverware. The internship center is located on a main highway where buses are readily accessible; the nearest towns are about a 45 min bus ride. The bus costs $1.50 US per direction. Groceries can be bought in the markets in town; the price of food in Belize works out to roughly $2.50 US/day/person.

    Volunteers are required to show proof of their own emergency travel medical insurance prior to or upon arrival at the center.

    Additional Information:
    We prohibit the use of drugs
    We have two dogs & three cats
    We do not have air conditioning
    We do have Internet, however, due to weather conditions it can be unreliable at times
    We are located 45 minutes, by bus, from the nearest towns
    This is a volunteer position, you will not be paid for the hours.
    Contact:
    If this seems like a good fit for you, contact Vanessa, Mat or Hannah. Please make sure to write skills offered “ski"

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish & French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Dorm-style shared cabins or thatch-roofed platform tents (tents, mattresses, and bedding provided)

  • 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?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    All of our staff is Belizean and we live near a few little typical Belizean villages. Get to feel the real Belize.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    Why does workaway.info allow listings of hosts who charge money?

    In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer's stay.  (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
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