Help with small rural tourism in Panama City and Coclé province.

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Panama

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  • Description

    Description

    We have an agrotouristic small Enterprise that opened in 2009. We run a 520,000 M2 agriculture farm in Olá Coclé, about 2.5 hours from Panama city.

    In this Project we manage a small zoo, exotic fruits plantations ( guava and persian lemon), cottages for visitors, farm animals as well as a sheep herd for educational purposes.

    We are actively involved in recycling and enviromental issues within the schools and colleges in Panama, specially Panama city, Coclé and Los Santos provinces.

    Currently we are trying to expand our activities to include as many students as possible since our major goal is to create a great change and positive impact in the communities surrounding our projects .

    Our Project is located in a mountain community in the country, very safe and secluded. Our staff is currently 8 persons, 2 of which are volunteers from Germany that help us in the many tasks and challenges.

    We are close to several National parks, nice clean rivers and waterfalls, forests and mountain range. We also have a busy Schedule that involves multiple and varied elements of work and we are continously looking for new challenges and opportunities to expand and share our experiences.

    You must be aware that we do pride in hard work and this involves a lot of physical activitiy. During the weekends you are free to explore the surrounding towns and cities and we will include you in as many trips to the other projects as possible but it is very important to understand that you have to like the idea of being in nature most of the time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Hard work, understanding of a rural latin american lifestyle and some other skills related to living in a foreign country, Spanish is always dependable on the stress you put in your study.

  • Help

    Help

    In some cases we need a charismatic, easygoing person that understands our Mission and share it with school principals, college professors and students and the educational system in Panama. We firmly believe that they will benefit with a first hand experience with nature and will change their attitude and respect for wildlife and flora.

    Our volunteers can choose to :

    *️️️️️️Help to take care of our exotic and farm animals and explain this to visitors.

    *️️️️️️Visit school, universities, colleges and government institutions to invite them to participate in our recycling and enviromental programs.

    *️️️️️️ Visit and talk to local goverenment officials to make them aware of the projects. This might include teaching and helping people change their attitudes and knowledge about nature and wildlife in general.

    *️️️️️️ Prepare activities that will enhance participation of the community in our Project. These might include participating in school and city fairs, elaborating presentations on community meetings, lectures, visits to other similar projects, radio and TV talks and preparing events at their own initiative but under our supervisión.

    *️️️️️️ Share their experience with as many people as possible.

    *️️️️️️ Travelling to different sites where we are planning our expansion ( Parque Nacional Cerro Hoya, Parque Nacional Omar Torrijos and Cambutal, Los Santos province.)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a 3 bedroom two bathroom guest house. The house has a big bohío with hammocks and a terrace overlooking the river. It is completely safe and comfortable.

    You can decide to share a room of have one for yourself. Each room has its own closet and several beds. Usually there are 2 to 4 people at the house but in some days there is only one.

    The house electricity runs on solar power and we have cellphone signal, Cable TV but no internet signal on the premises. The Project is located 35 minutes from Aguadulce, a small industrial city and 45 minutes from Penonomé, the province capital.

    The house views are available at our Facebook pages and website.

    In special ocassions when you need to come to Panama city we will provide you with a very comfortable room in El Cangrejo Neighborhood, queen size bed with AC, Cable and your own bathroom. This will be used when visiting our potential visitors or doing some office work such as updating the Facebook pages or helping the accounting Clerk clarify the production and inventory numbers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can decide to stay in any of the close cities ( Penonomé, Aguadulce, Olá or Chitré). There are so many and different places to visit that this will require a whole special section. Transportation is available with our own vehicle or by means of public buses but might be restricted late at night.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Guest house
Our guesthouse is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom, solar powered cottage in the middle of the Project.

Host ref number: 328961592834