Fantastic opportunity to volunteer and help in a remote part of the jungles of Orinoco River Delta, Venezuela

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Venezuela

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a hospitality family business founded in 1991 by a couple with a dream. A Palestinian immigrant and a Venezuelan. We are located in a remote part of the Orinoco River Delta, and we host travelers from all over Venezuela and the world who want to come and experience a unique time in nature.


    "Roaring howler monkeys welcome the dawn. Piranhas clamp onto anything that bleeds. Screaming clouds of parrots gather at dusk, and weaving bats gobble insects under the blush of a million stars. For wildlife-viewing on the water's edge.

    A deep-green labyrinth of islands, channels and mangrove swamps engulfing nearly 30,000 sq km – the size of Belgium – this is one of the world's great river deltas and a mesmerizing region to explore. Mixed forest blankets most of the land, which includes a variety of palms. Of these, the moriche palm is the most typical and important, as it is the traditional staple food for the delta's inhabitants, the Warao people, and provides material for their crafts, tools, wine and houses."

    - Lonely Planet

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    An incredible cultural experience interacting with nature, travelers, and the Warao indigenous community.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers - Only Serious applicants please.


    Please READ CAREFULLY: Applications with no attention to the following 4 points, WILL NOT be considered.

    *️️️ Clearly indicate dates available. At the beginning of your mail.
    *️️️ Your Facebook or Instagram address if available. Copy and paste the exact address, please. If you don't have one, please inform us.
    *️️️ Minimum stay, 1 month, could be negotiable.
    * Fluent or moderate English
    * Preferrably some Spanish, so you can communicate with our local team. Let us know your level of expertise.
    * Is willing to live in harmony with nature. We are in the middle of the jungle, away from any sort of civilization. There are mosquitoes at night, there is no AC or hot water.


    How to get here:
    - International arrival to Caracas Airport.
    - From Caracas take a flight to Maturín or Puerto Ordaz (about $50, we can help you book it)
    - From Maturín or Puerto Ordaz we can help you arrange land and river transport to the Lodge


    What we offer:
    We offer interested Workawayers from all over the world an opportunity to join our team at our Jungle Lodge. We have a wide range of activities you can participate in.

    - Three meals a day. Meals are usually based on: rice, eggs, cornflour, cheese, plantains, black or kidney beans, and vegetables. We occasionally serve chicken, meat, and fish. We can adapt to your diet as long as it is reasonably within our capabilities and budget.

    - We provide you with a private cabin in our garden with a private bathroom. You will occasionally have to share your cabin with other team members of the same gender if space becomes limited. Sharing will be for a maximum of 1 to 3 nights at a time. You will have your own space almost 100% of the time, as it is very rare that space will become limited.

    - Work activities can vary but are not limited to the following: Bartending, tour guiding, housekeeping, painting, gardening, animal care (We have a parrot, 4 dogs, and 2 cats).

    - You will be interacting with guests from all over Venezuela and the world.

    - You will have plenty of free time to read, hang around in a hammock, take an afternoon or an early morning kayak ride. Life is slow in the Delta.

    - This is a photographer's paradise.

    - Great place for swimming and kayaking, and simply relaxing and enjoying nature.

    - Satellite internet is available for a few hours every day, usually after 5pm. It is not very fast, but it is enough to send emails, use WhatsApp, and light use of social media.

    - Our staff are very friendly and has been working with workwayers for the last 6 years. Nature Lives Here.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Beautiful jungle style cabins with private bath, See photos.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    An incredible cultural experience interacting with nature and the Warao Indians Tribe.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week maximum




























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