Learn about community and sustainable development helping at a social enterprise on the beach in Guatemala

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Guatemala

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We are a social enterprise based in a rural Guatemalan community on the Pacific coast. We sell products (bracelets, t-shirts, beach bags, yoga bags etc) as well as tours in the national park (mangrove, turtle and salt farm tour, cooking class, bracelet making class and homestay). All of our products and tours are locally made and led which enables us to create employment opportunities in the community. With the profit we are able to invest in education and environmental projects and employ local staff. Since 2012, we have built a library, a secondary school, a computer lab and an organic garden. Through the library, we are able to reinforce children's reading and writing skills as well as give workshops about environmental sustainability, recycling etc. We also provide free English lessons to all of the local staff and all of the children enrolled in school.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Sonstige Arbeiten
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Hilfe mit Touristen
    Karitative Arbeiten
    Sprachen praktizieren
    Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
    Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
    Unterrichten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    benefits:
    - living in El Paredon, a beautiful coastal community situated in a national park.
    - working with a cross-cultural team
    - practice or improve Spanish/English language skills
    - learning about community and sustainable development or tourism
    - learning about local customs and traditions.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We look for volunteers with the following experiences or backgrounds:
    - EDUCATION (help our education manager with managing of library, organic garden or other projects; give environmental workshops and prepare activities with the children; write English curriculum or library curriculum)
    - teaching (has to be in spanish)
    - teaching English as a second language
    - construction (ex: build a recycling centre; depends on what projects need doing at the time)
    - gardening (organic garden maintenance)
    - FUNDRAISING (help us with grant writing, set up regular donations, crowdfunding)
    - communications (photography, videography, social media)
    - SALES AND MARKETING (help with keeping track of stock, inventory, orders. Develop and strengthen marketing strategy)
    - business administration (depending on the time of the year, help manage volunteer groups and whatever else needs doing)
    - management consultancy
    - accounting
    -TOURISM (manage and receive tourists in our shop, be a tour guide on our tours) -
    - GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ COMMUNICATION EXPERT

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, Spanish, French

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Basic shared accommodation and lunches.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    What to do on your days off:
    - surfing
    - swimming in the river or ocean
    - fishing in the mangroves
    - paddle boarding in the mangroves
    - tanning
    - chilling
    - learn to make local food
    - kayaking
    - visit turtle feeding ground and salt farm
    - the turtle season is from August until December (for laying and hatching of the eggs)

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    eine(n)

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    5 days/ week, 5hrs per day




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