Wizards needed to help with our NGO; based on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala



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    We are searching for talented individuals who want to work with a NGO (non-profit foundation) and our social development enterprises. We have recently converted our website to a Wordpress Content Management System, built an on-line store, and other projects relating to sustainable development and improving the lives of our local Mayan population through education. Our NGO is coming up on our 20th year anniversary, and much of our work is in anticipation of this milestone.
    You would be working with our young, professional, and energetic staff. Our Executive Director is from the USA, our Project Director is from Australia, and the balance of our staff are Cachiquel Mayan.
    Please visit our current website, Facebook profile, and our YouTube channel. This will give you a complete picture of our mission, where we are in our marketing and social media.

    Very specific short term goals for our next volunteer will be able to help improve our bounce rate, evaluate the effect of the navigation changes over the course of a couple of months and then implement new solutions, and improve our AdWords campaigns

    We will provide you a nice comfortable private room, private bath, and semi-shared kitchen. We can not promise to cook for you, but we will provide a food budget for you to purchase and cook your meals. Lunch meals can be provided on the days you are working, as we operate a Cafe as part of our social development programs.

    Hope to hear from you soon, Lee.

    Our location and where you will be living and playing during your spare time:
    This is a base camp for exploring Lake Atitlan Guatemala. Choose from different activities such as hiking the mountains surrounding the lake, kayak excursions or go on private tours by boat. You can find adventures that suits your interest and your own level of activity.

    We are happy to help you have an amazing experience. We give you the opportunity to have experiences that will let you learn about the Mayan culture and meet many of the locals . The Mayan people are very proud of their cultural past and they enjoy sharing their efforts to keep it alive and strong today. They would love to interact with you. One of the reason we started this is as a way of creating jobs for locals and supporting our non-profit. One of the big challenges of life in Guatemala is to improve the lives of the local people. The non profit is focused on improving the education and nutrition of the Mayan.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    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

    We provide accommodation and meals. In your spare time, you can participate in our adventure excursions that include kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and more. You will get emersion into the rich indigenous Mayan culture, experience an amazing natural environment, and team build with our local staff.

  • Help


    We need help promoting our NGO through social media, growing our social development enterprises, and more

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Private room, private bath, full kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Options for sightseeing and exploring our area are only limited by you imagination. All the adventure activities mentioned in the previous description, plus local indigenous markets, yoga, and mediation.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 338727783424

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