Help at a beautiful mountain lodge outside of Antigua, Guatemala

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Guatemala

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    Last activity

    10/05/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    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. Due to Covid, and a lack of international tourism, the majority of our guests are Guatemalan, so speaking Spanish is an important skill to have. We have a large enclosed yoga studio, and offer classes on weekends to guests and walk ins.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Hospitality/Tourism

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    RECEPTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW!!

    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 doing bills and inventory, checking guests in and out of the hotel and restaurant, taking reservations via phone and email, and socializing with guests in the evening. 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!!

    ****We are also looking for a reception volunteer that is a certified yoga teacher that can lead weekend yoga classes. This is in addition to the time at reception but is also additional income. ****

    A skype or Whatsapp interview will be arranged with potential volunteers to go over details and answer questions.
    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private or shared room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours/day, 5 days/week-speak to us for exact hours

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