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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. About 50% of our guests are Guatemalan, so speaking Spanish is an important skill to have. We have had yoga classes for years, but have recently completed construction on a large enclosed yoga studio, and offer classes twice a day (when possible) to guests and walk ins.
Helping with Tourists
Helpers can practice their Spanish everyday plus learn from other travelers and staff about where to go and travel.
RECEPTION VOLUNTEER NEEDED IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019
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!!) and some customer service experience(Required!!), and be able to take initiative. Helpers get a free private room , free food and internet and cheap drinks plus a share of tips each month. Duties include doing bills and inventory, making drinks, checking guests in and out, taking reservations via phone and email, and socializing with guests in the evening. Helpers should be comfortable helping in a team environment.
We are looking for helpers that are here to enjoy the lodge 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!!
The lodge can be pretty mellow during the week, but gets quite busy on the weekends, so helper need to be ready for either scenario.
6 weeks minimum time commitment is required...most volunteers stay much longer and we get many return volunteers which we think is a good sign!
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
Maximum 5 hours/day, 5 days/week
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