volunteer in island paradise in Panama

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    The hotel is located about 5 minutes from the mainland on a small boat where there is a small fishing village. We are a 3 star hotel with 15 rooms located on a mostly undeveloped large Pacific island. Our restaurant is open all day 7 days a week and since there is pretty much nothing else on the island, the guests rely on us for all meals.

    We are located off the beaten path but not by much, and we are very accessible to the international adventure traveler. The majority of guests are European but we get a fair amount of South Americans and North Americans as well as Panamanians and other Central Americans. Our high season starts at Christmas and runs until Easter.
    During the off season we have a lots of maintenance projects ranging from painting, carpentry, gardening and boat repair. Besides that we have our everyday routines of guest check-in/out, cleaning rooms, answering questions about activities and tours as well as helping guests with transportation needs for their departure and continued travel. Sometimes volunteers work alone and other times in a team of two or more to tackle projects.

    To be a volunteer here you must speak English and Spanish and commit to helping out for a one month minimum. Please do not write me if you do not speak Spanish and cannot stay for one month.
    Other languages are helpful like French, Dutch, German and Italian, but English and Spanish are very important.

    I offer room and board in exchange for 4 to 5 hours of work daily six days a week. Sometimes it will be 4 to 5 hours straight and other times it is split shift of 2/3 hours in the morning and 2/3 hours in the afternoon or evening.
    A good fun attitude, flexibility, honesty and good work ethic is a must. The area we are in is a unique, chill and very special place. You won't be disappointed unless you need t.v. and a Starbucks. We do have Wifi on the property but it is more like 23/6 instead of 24/7.

    Presently I am looking for maintenance helpers for painting and carpentry, also cleaning help.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks for looking!


  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    I am looking for fun, honest, trustworthy and outgoing people-people that must speak Spanish and English. Other languages (French, Italian, German)a plus too. Work includes everything and anything you would do to run a maintain a small hotel. Including, but not limited to showing potential guest their rooms, checking them in, answering questions and also sometimes helping to clean rooms and keeping the property looking good. I also want people with maintenance skills as well because sometimes we have to change a light bulb :). Up until mid-December we do maintenance such as painting, remodeling, trail cleaning, gardening, small to medium sized construction projects and more. From that point, mid-December and on its all about taking care of the tourists and everything related to running our restaurant, hotel and island tours, but maintenance and projects still go on as well.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English

  • Accommodation


    Accommodations for volunteers range from a dorm room to shared rooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will work in a relaxed atmosphere in an idyllic place. We have various projects and things to do to keep it interesting.

  • 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

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Max 25 hours Super easy, fun work helping run a small hotel in a very chill, laidback and beautiful locations

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