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**BILINGUAL RECEPTION VOLUNTEER/YOGA TEACHERS needed in mid/late June for at least 6 weeks.
A mountain lodge that can sleep 35-40 guests, plus has walk in traffic (mostly locals) in the restaurant. We are located 20 minutes by car from Antigua, Guatemala in a small village called El Hato. We have a full restaurant and bar, we are very well known for our home cooking (largely vegetarian) and we boast one of the best volcano views in Guatemala. People come here to enjoy nature, hike, relax in a hammock, eat amazing food, and escape from the city. Many of our guests are Guatemalan, so speaking Spanish is an important skill to have. We have a large enclosed yoga studio, and offer daily yoga classes to guests and walk ins. ***Please note that we do not need a volunteer that JUST teaches yoga, but need helpers that can do both***
Helpers can practice their Spanish everyday plus learn from other travelers and local staff about where to go and travel. We employ 15 local workers in the kitchen and hotel grounds, so volunteers can chat with them during their stay. We also help support the local school with supplies, and financial assistance for infrastructure projects.
Reception helpers should have a social and flexible personality, be at least 21 years old, have good communication skills in English and and at least an intermediate level of Spanish (NOT NEGOTIABLE, sorry!!). Helpers must have in-person customer service experience (hotel, bar or restaurant) , and be able to take initiative. Helpers get a free room , free food and internet and cheap drinks plus a share of tips each month. Duties include checking guests in and out of the hotel and restaurant, answering emails and phone calls, and generally socializing and being available to guests during your exchange hours. Helpers should be comfortable working in a team environment, as there are always at least 3 or 4 other volunteers here. Helpers MUST be able to multitask as there are oftentimes a few things going on at once.
We are looking for helpers that are here to enjoy the lodge, the great outdoors and what we have to offer (hiking, sauna, games, yoga, other guests & staff, etc) as opposed to sitting and staring at their device during their off hours. We have wifi, but also have an amazing view, and we think that's more exciting!!
COUPLES ARE WELCOME, as long as they can work independently from each other. If one of the couple has any handyman/construction experience, we could put them to work doing that as well!
***We are looking for a reception volunteers that are ALSO qualified yoga teachers and could help lead our daily morning yoga classes. This is an extra source of income for the yoga teacher and is scheduled outside of the reception hours needed.
We ask for a minimum time commitment of 6 weeks (not negotiable) as it takes at least a few weeks to learn the duties of the reception position.
A WhatsApp interview will be arranged with potential volunteers to go over details and answer questions.
Private or shared room
If helpers have other skills such as being yoga teachers, carpenters, masseuses, or anything along those lines, there are opportunities.
There is great hiking around, wonderful views, hammocks to relax in, and we are very close to Antigua.
Helpers can take the bus to Antigua (about 20 minute drive away) on market days, or join an existing guest shuttle to get back and forth to Antigua.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours/day, 5 days/week-speak to us for exact hours
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