Hi all! Are you planning to come to beautiful Merida ? Or do you love it so much and want to stay longer? I am looking for a couple of friendly volunteers to help me set up a small Spanish school in the centre of the city. The Spanish school is primarily aimed at the travelling community, and so this is a great opportunity to give something back.
After traveling and living abroad for 6 years I'm back in Mexico with this project a low cost school and a cultural space. Have done workaway myself in Europe and Asia and I would love to share this new experience with friendly volunteers.
Help with Computers / internet
In addition to learning or developing existing skills, I can show you some of the local bars, cafes, eating establishments and other hidden gems often frequented by locals. We can also practice your spanish if you are interested. Im always happy to swap stories over a few drinks, together and with other volunteers. Additionally, this is a chance to give something back to the travelling community, who will benefit from this new school.
I am mainly looking for help with the following tasks:
- Website design & SEO
- Designing and create advertising flyers, pamphlets
- Create new content (photos, short videos)
- Develop social media strategies
Spanish, English, Italian and some German
I can offer you twin-room accommodation in a large, well-ventilated house. The house is in a safe area and within easy walking distance of the city centre - just a couple of blocks from the beautiful Paseo de Montejo.
The house has a pool and pool-side hammocks to cool-off and chill during your time off, as well as a large flat-screen TV & Netflix, free Wi-Fi and a table tennis table. Cafes, convenience stores and supermarkets are within walking distance.
Stuff for breakfast will be provided, such as bread, jam, cereals, tea, hot chocolate and sometimes quesadillas. Although I can occassionally offer some cooking, due to the amount of work on this new project I may not always have the time. However, you are welcome to use the kitchen to cook your own meals.
Merida has a lot to offer, you can visit one of the many cafes here and try delicious blends of coffee. Or for an authentic experience, visit one of the many local "cantinas", and try local and delicious Yucatan cuisine for extremely reasonable prices. If you want to explore further afield, Merida has excellent transport connections to nearby ruins (such as Uxmal, Kabah), beaches such as Celestun to spot one of the largest colony of flamingos and wildlife spots , as well as a number of nearby haciendas, Mayan towns, and cenotes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week