Eco Lodge & Waterfall Park Volunteers Wanted! in the valley of San Juan de Dios in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Volunteers!

    We are an Eco-Lodge, Retreat Centre & Waterfall Park in the making. We opened in July of 2018 and are looking for your help. We have hours of lovely mountain jungle hiking, and lots of water to play in, featuring an amazing private waterfall on site. In the future, we will operate more and more as a retreat center, and the atmosphere we seek to create with our staff and volunteers is a balance between feeling productive and peaceful, promoting reflection and personal growth.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We seek to foster a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment. This is a wonderful opportunity (for us all) to practice and learn from each other, notably (but not limited to) English, Spanish and French. Our Organic Master Gardener and builders are all Tico (local) and Spanish-only, and any of the interactions you have with locals in San Juan will be in Spanish and our place itself is officially bi-lingual.

    As language enthusiasts, if you are eager to practice your Spanish, French or English, we encourage that, here.

  • Help

    Help

    *️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING INTERN - STARTING SEPTEMBER - 2 MONTH MIN*️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️
    This awesome person would help us with social media marketing, promoting events online and in the community, and help with organizing small events (1-2 per month). Any payment is based on commission from the events and specific bookings, we offer all meals and accommodation.

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    Here are our regular volunteer positions:

    --Builders / Carpentry--
    We need help building new structures, furniture, etc. It is really helpful for us to have talented and self motivated volunteers who can build, create and design with little instruction.

    --Gardening / Landscaping--
    We always need help maintaining and expanding our vegetable garden, landscaping, trails, etc. If you have some permaculture knowledge, we would love to have you join us :) We are working towards growing more of our own food!

    --Cooking--
    We always need help with cooking meals, we eat all together as a family.

    --Cleaning--
    Cleaning needs to be done everyday. Detail oriented volunteers are perfect for this position :)

    If you have a passion for teaching yoga, meditation or any other offering we are open to you offering that to our guests and volunteers on a *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️pay what you can*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ basis. These sessions would be on top of your volunteer shift, should you choose to offer them :)

    Some building projects for 2019 include:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️hen house
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️laguna-style fish pond with pedestrian bridge
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️a viewing platform for the big waterfall
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️creation and maintenance of trails
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️improving swimming holes
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️plant, harvest and treat bamboo for construction
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️build/maintain greenhouse
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️natural rustic furniture
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️off-grid water system
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️micro-hydro electricity
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️cool, fun and interesting things!

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Have an idea or skill or passion you think we could benefit from that you don't see on the list above? Feel free to reach out. We're open to ideas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Rented House for Volunteers or Camping in the Eco Lodge, your choice!

    You’ll have access inside our Eco Lodge to: compost toilet, outdoor shower (or you're welcome to bathe in the waterfalls), laundry facility, breakfast, and a yoga deck. Our lodge is now open, and we'll be building new structures all the time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's so much to do and see!

    BEACHES / SURFING​
    WATERFALL TOURS
    REPTILANDIA
    ORGANIC FARMERS' MARKETS
    HOT SPRINGS
    ALTURAS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
    WHALE WATCHING
    ZIP LINE CANOPY TOURS
    WHITE WATER RAFTING
    CLIMB MOUNT CHIRRIPO

    As a Volunteer, you’re welcome to accompany us on supply trips to the neighboring towns and we will organize regular Group Outings on days off.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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