Help us build a sustainable centre for enterprise, creativity & learning in Guatemala

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Guatemala

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a Guatemalan native and a serial entrepreneur, currently working with a small team to develop an intentional sustainable centre for creativity and small enterprise. I am a photographer, pilot, creative, adventurer and business developer. I am the creative lead and innovator of this project and also lead on the architectural / build / site development objectives. I manage the on-site team and largely work either from the office on site or from home which is close by. My girlfriend Davinia, also a business creative and international person, is from the UK and works alongside me with her role focused on the project's general strategic development and enterprise and events aspects. We are both dynamic people interested in all things creativity, art, business and enterprise, nature and science. We enjoy sailing, diving, adventuring, exploring and the great outdoors.

    We are fun, dynamic, life-long learners and approach life as a series of experiences and opportunities for self-development and expansion. We are keen to host people that have the same kind of approach to life and who operate with integrity, transparency, kindness and who are well-grounded and well-rounded.

    Our project is located up in the hills overlooking the old Spanish colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala (the hub from which everything to experience in Guatemala can be accessed). The views from our project site are beautiful; we are surrounded by nature and volcanoes, and yet still just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Antigua and in close proximity to a typical Guatemalan countryside community.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located approximately a 50-minute drive away from Guatemala City, up in the hills on the outskirts of the attractive and vibrant city of Antigua; known for its Spanish language schools, rich history and architecture, and fun nightlife. Antigua is a hub for traveling in and around Guatemala and Central America and is the most eclectic and culturally active melting pot in the country for visitors.

    Volunteers will work among local native Guatemalans and among other Workawayers. They have a chance to work in and practice their Spanish, and indeed to learn about and interact with the real people of Guatemala and learn about their real lives (not what the media portrays!).

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently needing a volunteer to help with the following:

    - Digital Marketing, Communications, Content Writing & Social Media person. We need someone to help develop our website and to help create, manage and deliver content and campaigns across our social media accounts. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, video editing, creative writing and web design are the skills we need in a volunteer to help us with this.

    - Someone to help with the accommodation including managing bookings, greeting and assisting guests, house-keeping and overseeing the cleaning to a high standard.

    We are particularly keen to host Workawayers who are able to commit to stay longer-term (3 months or longer).

    We have a very high number of enquiries so please only write to us if you feel able to come and help us with one of the specific needs stated above, thank you! :)

    Due to the nature of the site and existing pets, we are unable to host children or pets.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    spanish, english, french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    4-bed dormitory shared with other volunteers and guests, with shower and kitchen facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As I said before, Antigua is the hub for travellers visiting Guatemala and Central America, so there are numerous activities and places to visit; Mayan ruins, cloud forests, active volcanos to watch or hike up, lakes, nature, remote Indian villages, local cooking lessons, weaving lessons, mountain biking, white water rafting, golf, hiking, surfing...etc...You can check the Lonely Planet website or multiple fb pages about Antigua Guatemala.

    Both Davinia and I manage messages that come through to us so either one of us might respond. If you think you can help us with one of the tasks we need volunteers for at the moment then please write to us and we look forward to hearing from you very much.

    Thanks for reading our profile!

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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




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