Help get a community tourism program back up and running at a social enterprise on the beach in Guatemala



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  • Description


    We are a social enterprise based in a rural Guatemalan community on the Pacific coast. We sell products (bracelets, t-shirts, beach bags, yoga bags etc) and are about to get our tours in the national park (mangrove, turtle and salt farm tour, cooking class, bracelet making class and homestay) back up and running after the pandemic. Through the products and tours we are able to create employment opportunities in the community. We invest all profits in our education and projects and employ local staff. Since 2012, we have built a library, a secondary school, a computer lab and an organic garden. Through the library, we are able to reinforce children's reading and writing skills as well as give workshops about environmental sustainability, recycling etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    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

    - living in El Paredon, a beautiful coastal community situated in a national park.
    - working with a cross-cultural team
    - practice or improve Spanish/English language skills
    - learning about community and sustainable development or tourism
    - learning about local customs and traditions.

  • Help


    We look for volunteers with the following experiences or backgrounds:

    -TOURISM (manage and receive tourists in our shop, be a tour guide on our tours)

    - SALES AND MARKETING (help with keeping track of stock, inventory, orders. Develop and strengthen marketing strategy)
    - business administration (depending on the time of the year, help manage volunteer groups and whatever else needs doing)
    - management consultancy
    - accounting

    - FUNDRAISING (help us with grant writing, set up regular donations, crowdfunding)
    - communications (photography, videography, social media)


    **We are urgently looking for confident bilingual Spanish/English speaking volunteers who have good attention to detail and people skills to get our tours back and running after the pandemic.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Basic shared accommodation and lunches.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    What to do on your days off:
    - surfing
    - swimming in the river or ocean
    - fishing in the mangroves
    - paddle boarding in the mangroves
    - tanning
    - chilling
    - learn to make local food
    - kayaking
    - visit turtle feeding ground and salt farm
    - the turtle season is from August until December (for laying and hatching of the eggs)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 days/ week, 5hrs per day

Host ref number: 467722999255