Create pallet furniture, yoga, murals and social media content in Merida, Mexico

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Mexico

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    27/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi all! This is José
    Are you planning to come to beautiful Merida ? Or do you love it so much and want to stay longer? I am looking for couple of friendly volunteers to help me with my small Spanish School in the city centre. The Spanish school is primarily aimed at the travelling community, and so this is a great opportunity to give something back.

    After traveling and living abroad for 7 years in Europe and Asia, always had the best experiences doing workaway myself. I'm back in Mexico with this project a low cost Spanish School and a cultural space. and I would love to share this new experience with friendly volunteers to give something back for all what people and hosts have offered to me.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In addition to learning or developing existing skills, I can show you some of the local bars, cafes, eating establishments and other hidden gems often frequented by locals. We can also practice your Spanish and I can provide you Spanish books and learning material to improve your Spanish if you are interested.
    Discounts on our courses if you were interested in taking some classes.
    Im always happy to swap stories over a few drinks, together and with other volunteers. Additionally, this is a chance to give something back to the travelling community, who benefits from this School.

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently looking for enthusiastic, friendly and open-minded travellers that want to spend minimum 2 weeks in beautiful Merida. This project is perfect for those who have been travelling for long period and need a break of moving from hostel to hostel every 2 days. Or for those that are just starting a trip and ant to have a full immersion in the mexican culture.

    In the beginning of July we will be moving our school to a new and better space, where we can have more capacity and be able to host more activities for students and the general public. In the new space we can offer a new experience, offering breakfasts, yoga classes in the mornings and afternoons, host quiz nights, among others.

    UPDATE
    Due to the current global contingency, our school has been closed since mid-March and we hope to have the possibility of reopening for August or mid-August and to resume our activities for students and the general public with the respective hygiene measures. However help will be needed from July.

    Due to the distribution of the room (double bed) in the accommodation that we offer at the moment, a couple is ideal for help with these jobs.

    We are mainly looking for help with the following tasks:

    Help between July and August 2020

    Help build wooden furniture:
    We love to recycle and be creative and that beyond making furniture we seek that our new space has a history and create new memories. We will be making pallet furniture for our juice bar areas, customer tables, and classroom tables, all from recycled pallets.
    Help will be needed to varnish, assemble, and paint furniture.

    Painting murals
    In the new breakfast area on our rooftop we have some walls that we would love to paint some beautiful and interesting murals that give more life to our space.


    Yoga Instructor:

    We are starting (March 2020) this new service to the community in our School offering two sessions of Yoga one in the morning 7am and one in the evening 7pm Monday to Friday and we are looking for a friendly, happy and open minded instructor to guide the sessions for people of all levels.
    The area where Yoga is held is a rooftop terrace.


    Social Media:
    - Create new content (photos, short videos)
    - Keep updated instagram stories

    Normally the working hours are in the morning, but there can be flexibility to manage your hours, with previous notice we will arrange the hours.

    Once the new space reopens, about beginning or mid August a single person or couples are welcome to apply for:

    Social Media:
    - Create new content (photos, short videos)
    - Keep updated instagram stories

    General Tasks:
    We always need one or couple of people to help us with the daily general tasks, such as interacting with students, socializing with them, take them for walks, to parks, bars, cultural activities, etc. Activities depend on amount of students and other jobs.

    Flyering: Mainly taking flyers to hostels. cafes, touristic spots and sometimes in the city.

    Although cleaning is not the main job, your help can be requested occasionally. Just to mention some of the other general tasks that can vary, running small errands. and pick up laundry.

    Since there can be a lot of interaction with people, social people would perfectly fit .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For July, August and September we offer a private room with a double bed, with wifi internet, access to the bathroom from the room, closet and fans.

    The room is in the same space where the school is, the school will not open until August so you will have the house practically for you except for when we find ourselves working there.

    It has a kitchen, refrigerator and hot plates for cooking. The house is in a safe area and within easy walking distance of the city centre - just a couple of blocks from the beautiful Paseo de Montejo.


    We have couple of mountain bikes that can be always borrowed to explore the city.

    Stuff for breakfast will be provided, such as bread, jam, cereals, tea. More complete breakfast will be offer at our schoo once our breakfast space opens.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Merida has a lot to offer, you can visit one of the many cafes here and try delicious blends of coffee. Or for an authentic experience, visit one of the many local "cantinas", and try local and delicious Yucatan cuisine for extremely reasonable prices. If you want to explore further afield, Merida has excellent transport connections to nearby ruins (such as Uxmal, Kabah), beaches such as Celestun to spot one of the largest colony of flamingos and wildlife spots , as well as a number of nearby haciendas, Mayan towns, and cenotes.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Lizette the teacher with students.

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