Teach, build and farm at our gender-responsive agriculture project in Guyana




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  • Description


    Hi There,

    I recently started a non-profit organization to create sustainable growth in Guyana, where I grew up in. We believe that in order to create sustainable growth, community involvement is needed. ADVP's mission is to create a community of advocates in Guyana, Canada and around the world to assist in helping Guyana reach its full potential.

    If you're looking to make a difference on your trip while having loads of adventures then this would be a great fit for you. We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life and with all sorts of skills.

    We'll need assistance with building our first communal area, offering educational workshops to for the community and setting up the farm.

    During the first stage of the project, we'll be camping on site with washroom facilities provided by community.

    Join our adventures!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    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

    Guyana is a unique country in South America. It is the only English speaking country on the continent, and its population is made up of Indian, African, Aboriginal and Chinese heritage, making it a very multicultural country. Guyana has had very few tourists and is relatively unknown in the world. Travellers will have the opportunity to have a big impact and truly authentic experience. Additionally, Guyana has 80% untouched rainforest as well as one of the largest single drop waterfalls, so there are lots of opportunities for trekking.

  • Help


    Travellers are initially helping with the set up of the farm, construction of the eco lodge and assisting with community out reach program for children and adults.

    We would also like to welcome travellers that would like to lead yoga and meditation classes for both locals and fellow travellers.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodations will be of a camping style type during the construction period of the lodge and you will be required to bring your own camping equipment. Bathroom facilities will be provided by the community during the first stage of the project.

    The village has a few local bars, restaurants and shopping areas, and is surrounded by natural forest, mountains and waterfalls.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    After arriving at the airport volunteers will need to take a taxi ride to Linden. From there they will take a boat ride over to Essequibo coast and then a taxi ride to Mahdia. Because we're located is in the rainforest - we can happily help you arrange transportation to our site.

    Alternatively: Volunteers can take a flight from the capital city, Georgetown to Mahdia. Flights are available for $26,000GYD

    As per getting around the village and neighbouring places, one may bike or take a taxi or mini bus.

    There will be lots of free time so we will be more than willing to organize trips to go the lakes, resorts, markets, and sights.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

The market
Capoey Lake - a 20-30 min bike ride away
Parika - the port

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