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Welcome to one of the best hidden paradises of Mexico. A four generations organic and biodynamic coffee and cacao plantation near the volcanic lands of the Tacana very close to Guatemala.
The farm is more than 200 hec conserving all the native flora and fauna of the region.
Ceibas, mango, banana and papaya trees are everywhere here and there is also a UMA (environmental unit) with deers and peacocks. It's a biologist paradise, we also produce organic honey and much more.
There is a Foundation created to follow up the education and social development innitiatives for the community so there are lots of opportunities.
We are also looking for someone with experience in waste management in rural areas!
Harvest time is over but we are looking forward to continue our community food orchard! We will invite mainly women to lead this project and to provide their families with healthy and quality goods.
I'm Sara, the consultant for the Foundation. My passion for green life and my concern for future generations got me into teaching here. I grew up here in Chiapas then moved around Mexico. I had been a volunteer myself for the last 10 years. I was a teacher in India in three different years and states, Nepal, China, Turkey, Greece and Nicaragua. I love languages and I try to practice some ..
I'm also into meditation, vegetarianism, cats, geometry, singing, dancing and music. I had been lucky to see lots of places around the world and trust me on this ... THIS is on the top of the list.
Bienvenido! La plantación de café es un lugar único inmerso en un bosque tropical / selva tropical con paisajes maravillosos y una escuela donde todo puede suceder.
La Fundación tiene un proyecto social de varios años y estamos trabajando para mejorar la oferta educativa para los hijos de los trabajadores agrícolas.
Si te gusta la vida tropical, aislado, campo, contemplativo, ¡adelante caminante!
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Deep breath, just walking around the plantation it is a great experience to hear all the birds, feel the shade of millenial trees and smell the original fragance of the earth.
If you love coffee, this is the place to learn a looot, the same for cacao.
You can of course practice your spanish and singing skills with the children.
There is need for volunteers into teaching in the school but also in the agricultural field. The public school welcome children from age 0 to 13 so there are several activities. From sports, art, science, English and computers.
The community has about 30 families, so women and men are also interested in several workshops like carpentry or netting, English or handcrafts.
There are several building projects going on. Eco houses, sport court, children's games, there is a lot of bambu in the region.
We also have a small hostel where we host tourist who are interested in the coffee production and nature. It is a very small scale activity but you could help with that too.
It would be a good idea to have some intermediate spanish in your pocket. At the school I can translate but if you want to help in the farm with no spanish it would be complicated...
This place is a very isolated farm far from shops or other city facilities so be sure to bring any special item for your stay and more important be sure you are comfortable in places like this by yourself. Volunteers and everyone else have the afternoon free so be prepared with books, long walks, sunset staring and contemplative activities.
Right now, we are giving priority to volunteers into education. We need some experienced volunteers that had worked with children and teens ages 10 to 15. Please write in you message about your previous experiences.
We'll advice volunteers to stay 3 or 4 weeks minimum.
Spanish, English, French
The school has a teachers' room with kitchen and private toilets. The breakfast and lunch usually is prepared by the school during the weekdays. Weekends and dinners would be individual cooked by you but we will provide local items for you.
There is no hot shower but you can heat some water in a bucket.
We can only host and provide for ONE volunteer. Please understand, we can olny handle time and activities for one person. Thanks.
Volunteers would be delighted to stay in the nature. Transport is not the easiest thing, there are a few minivans going to Tapachula (big city) but you'll have to walk around 30 min to get it.
People here walk everywhere. There are a couple of small villages around that are also coffee plantations where you can see other people but it is still quite rural.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week