Scaling up to impact our beautiful town positively in Jericó, Antioquia, Colombia.

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Colombia

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    Last activity

    19/11/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Jorge and Jessica, tourism and social entrepreneurs from Colombia and England. We are currently running a hostel and starting a new awesome project that we are in love. Our hostel is a Community Based Tourism Project. We help and give a hand to locals in the region with extra projects including improving their English, mentoring entrepreneurs to develop their business and have a ethical trading project with coffee farmers. This considerably improve the quality of life for the community. Currently, we are 4 employees: The Venue Manager, Staff manager, cleaner and Social Media Manager.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Staying in Jericó goes beyond the imagination. A great experience, learning from the farmers and locals, knowledge in Graphic Design, Marketing, Branding and the hospitality industry are a big plus for those open minded and nice travellers. Local contact is key.

    We do this:
    -Teach English to locals
    -Mentor chocolate maker entrepreneur
    -Develop a coffee brand for the farmers.

    You could learn:
    -painting and decoration
    -building
    -hospitality skills
    -Social media Marketing
    -local tourism

  • Help

    Help

    Hi, We are a team of traveller entrepreneurs starting up a nice and cosy Hostel in Jericó, Antioquia, Colombia. We have been working on several projects including developing a new rural hostel 2 km outside the town, a coffee brand, teaching English to locals and working with a chocolate business.
    We need volunteers to give us a hand with reception, construction, decoration, graphic design, photography, web design, English Lessons and digital media. Also, we are developing a coffee brand to take back the dignity to coffee farmers paying them way better than other companies and giving them back a part of the profits.
    In the hostel, volunteers have the opportunity to learn about tourism, Spanish, Digital Marketing, Content Creation and many many others. Our hostel is known for creating solutions based on reviews from customers, so we have a lot of projects in different areas every week.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English and Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the hostel, the accommodation is in private rooms when there are couples or in dormitories if they are sole travelers. There is a hammock area, reading lounge, patio, garden, balcony and is only 3 blocks away from the main Square of the village.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Opened over a year ago, we've had plenty of good experiences where the volunteers fell in love with Jericó and wanted to stay for longer. We've given the opportunity to travellers to develop their skills and contribute with the education for locals.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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