Help with small rural tourism in Panama Oeste, Panama City, Cocle and Los Santos

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Panama

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    This project began in 2009 with a 52 HAS project in a small town in Olá, Coclé. Currently we have expanded to other parts in San Carlos ( Panama Oeste Province), Cambutal and Guanico ( Los Santos Province) and additional projects in Olá ( Las Mesitas waterfall)

    In these Projects 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 also venturing in rural tracks of land for nature lovers and another thematic park in Los Santos.

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


    Our projects hire local hand labor and we emphazise team working and full respect of our enviroment.

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    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

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: 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 have a 3 bedroom two bathrooms 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 most days there is only one.

    The house electricity runs on solar power and we have cellphone signal,No TV or 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, San Carlos, Santa Clara Aguadulce, Olá). 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

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 328961592834