Volunteer in a Jungle river lodge and help us with our daily tasks near Livingston, Guatemala

Country

Guatemala

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    08/06/2022

 
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there!
    We live in a beautiful place in Guatemala between Livingston and Rio Dulce. Our place is a combination of 5 little bungalows, marina and a small restaurant.

    We closed our door 4 years ago as we had to go back to Canada to have our kids there. Now that two boys are old enough, we are back and are getting ready to open our place for tourism again.

    We are looking for volunteers who are not party animals as this place is in a quiet little village in the middle of the river rio dulce. No stores around. Local small restaurants across our place.

    We invite fun and conscientious people to help us do that. Give us 5 hours a day and we will provide you with bed and food (family style).
    The help is very basic, some shopping, greeting clients when or if they show up, play with our kids (2 and 3 year olds), helping in the kitchen, keeping the place clean, but most important keeping our kids busy while we are busy with other stuff.

    We have kayaks that you will be able to use to explore nearby bay's, soak in agua caliente hot springs, visit hot sulphur cave, unlimited swimming in the river and if you enjoy sailing you can join us as we sail almost every evening.

    We are in the progress of setting up activities like day sailing, kayaking, hiking tours and anything entertaining and attractive for tourist to see our region and we welcome input into these activities as well.

    Our first language is english, but for the volunteer to speak spanish as well is a plus.
    This would also help a lot for the volunteer to interact with our local community who are very welcoming and consist of spanish descendants and ki chi indians.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange with the local community and the opportunity to spend time in a most beautiful natural environments, kayaking and sailing on the river and lake. Its a remote place with a certain amount of comfort that will challenge some, its tranquil and peaceful.
    Our local community consist of the Mayan descendants named ki chi.
    There are ways of visiting and interacting with our neighbors and there are some, must do, hikes to get to know some of the local customs.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a vibrant enthusiastic person to help with all the daily tasks, this goes from cleaning the rooms, helping wherever a hand is needed to interaction with our kids, guest and animals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A spacious wooden Cabin on poles at the shores of the river with bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are kayaks you can use to explore the river, as well a regular run to Livingston in our river boat, the nearest village. We have horses, sailboats and kayaks and a generally genuine atmosphere to be active or relaxed. So there is always something to do.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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