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Unique volunteer adventure in the jungle of Ometepe island, Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua
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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome!

    On a magical island between two volcanoes we are manifesting our dream project. The land is providing us with 2.5 hectares where we plant, build, live and preserve nature.

    Ometepe is located in the middle of lake Cocibolca, and thanks to its twin volcanoes Concepcion and Maderas it is a biodiversity reserve. This wonderful paradise island is a great place to live adventure in the jungle, see howler monkeys, socialize, connect with nature – and most of all connecting back to yourself.

    Our permaculture farm is right at the foothills of the Maderas volcano and only a 5 min walk away from the lake. A part of our land is still wild and we want to preserve it. We are offering a Bed & Breakfast at the moment, and soon also Yoga classes & small events on our movement platform which is currently still in construction.

    We are looking for support in the following areas to develop the beauty of our project:
    Long term (3-4 months)
    - Volunteer Team Lead

    Mid-term (minimum stay 4 weeks)
    - Hands-on support in gardening, permaculture, construction work & daily workflow
    - Yoga- / Meditation Teacher, sharing class once or twice per day
    - Content production / Photographer, recording and editing events, workshops & the daily workflow
    - Social Media, managing our social media profile (community management & content production)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to learn about Nicaraguan culture, to interact with local people and to share your skills as we support an educational program for the local youth.

    We are working on an educational garden tour, so the possibilities to learn about nature and permaculture are infinite.

    We embrace co-creation – our movement deck is the perfect place to try yourself as a workshop host. Of course we welcome any kind of cooperation and co-creation, so feel free to share your superpower with us & the community.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for two enthusiastic and responsible
    // Team Leads //
    to support us long term with the following tasks:

    - organizing morning meetings
    - structurizing the workflow
    - building the link between our local team & the volunteer
    - keeping an overview
    - being available for questions
    - reporting
    - welcoming new volunteers on board

    Requirements
    ☀ bring experience as a team lead
    ☀ have an easy smile
    ☀ fluid in english & basic spanish
    ☀ having a basic understanding of gardening or permaculture
    ☀ being motivated & responsible
    ☀ ability to handle stressful moments
    ☀ minimum stay: 3 months
    ☀ understand and align with our vision, mission & values

    And of course we are looking for
    // Volunteers //
    to join our powerful team in the daily workflow:

    - Hands-on support in permaculture, gardening, construction work & daily workflow
    - Yoga- / Meditation Teacher, sharing class once or twice per day
    - Content production / Photographer, recording and editing events, workshops & the daily workflow
    - Social Media, managing our social media profile (community management & content production)

    Requirements
    ☀ be experienced in one the above needs
    ☀ have an easy smile
    ☀ fluid in english & basic spanish
    ☀ bring a sense of responsibility & liability
    ☀ minimum stay: 4 weeks
    ☀ understand and align with our vision, mission & values

    Working Hours:
    Mo - Fr, 4 hours per day I 08.30 - 12.30

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are offering a spacious tent including a comfortable mattress and bedding.
    A sanitary block, including bamboo showers and compost toilet will be shared with the volunteer team.
    Our Restaurant is offering a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday.
    On the weekends you can either cook in the volunteer kitchen on the campsite, or explore the island and it's restaurants as well as the local market.

    What’s more:
    - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 5 days per week (Mo-Fr)
    - Access to the fruit we harvest on the land
    - Access to a private locker
    - Filtered drinking water right from the volcano
    - Internet access
    - Intercultural atmosphere
    - Yoga & meditation classes

    Feel free to discover the Island by going on an adventure in the neighborhood: kayaking, horse riding, hiking, arts and crafts sessions, and many more.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ometepe is a major tourist destination in Nicaragua. Public transportation is available – the bus stops right in front of the Finca. We are happy to provide you the contact to our local friend & driver if you’d like support on your journey.
    The Island offers many adventures and places to visit such as Ojo de agua, Chalco verde, San Ramon waterfalls and the farmers market on saturdays.
    A bus connection to Santa Cruiz, Balgue and Merida is available.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Mo - Fr, 4 hours per day I 08.30 - 12.30

Host ref number: 193194954882

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