Hands-on helpers welcome to our NGO in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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    24/06/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a non-profit NGO and legally constituted in Quintana Roo Mexico for 10 years, our interest is to leave a mark on this planet, so our trajectory is based on activities in favor of the environment. Our main lines of action are education and public policies, we have achieved the approval of laws and regulations for animal welfare, as well as inter-institutional alliances and with the Government. We are located in the Mexican Caribbean in a tourist destination called Playa del Carmen, which is internationally recognized for the beauty of its beaches and cosmopolitan population; We are leading a project for the rescue and conservation of a natural space located in the coastal area of ​​the city, where we promote activities focused on the environment, education, culture and health. In this space you will be able to enjoy the Caribbean Sea and the beauty of this place full of vegetation together with locals as well as with volunteers from various parts of the world, you will learn about local traditions and culture; If you like contact with nature and living in front of the sea this is the right place for you! We work to make this place self-sustaining, we have a vegetarian kitchen and recreational activities that you can enjoy as part of our community, such as: camping, yoga, music, dancing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, among others. . We offer rustic accommodation in exchange for 5 hours of volunteering, we have dry toilets and community showers; we use sunlight so we ask to take care of the connection of electronic devices. The history of this place is very peculiar and although we cannot offer the comforts of a hotel or hostel, you can fall in love with this place due to the natural beauty that surrounds it. It is a paradise where numerous species of animals and protected plants also coexist, you can enjoy beautiful sunrises and starry nights; Due to the characteristics of this space, we have received the visit of several schools and organizations dedicated to research as well as tourists and the local community. We invite you to be part of our community and leave your mark!
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    Somos una ONG sin fines de lucro y legalmente constituida en Quintana Roo México desde hace 10 años, nuestro interés es dejar huella en este planeta por lo que nuestra trayectoria se basa en actividades en pro del medio ambiente. Nuestros ejes principales de acción son la educación y políticas públicas, hemos logrado la aprobación de leyes y reglamentos para el bienestar animal, así como alianzas interinstitucionales y con Gobierno. Nos encontramos en el Caribe Mexicano en un destino turístico llamado Playa del Carmen, el cuál es reconocido internacionalmente por la belleza de sus playas y población cosmopolita; estamos liderando un proyecto destinado al rescate y conservación de un espacio natural ubicado en la zona costera de la ciudad, donde promovemos actividades enfocadas al medio ambiente, educación, cultura y salud. En este espacio podrás disfrutar del Mar Caribe y la belleza de este lugar lleno de vegetación junto con locales así como con voluntarios provenientes de varias partes del mundo, conocerás acerca de las tradiciones y cultura local; si te gusta el contacto con la naturaleza y vivir frente al mar este es el sitio adecuado para ti! Trabajamos para hacer este lugar autosustentable, contamos con una cocina vegetariana y actividades recreativas que podrás disfrutar como parte de nuestra comunidad, tales como: camping, yoga, canto, música, baile, kayak, paddle board, snorkel, entre otras. Ofrecemos alojamiento rústico a cambio de 5 horas de voluntariado, contamos con baños secos y regaderas comunitarias; utilizamos luz solar por lo que pedimos cuidar la conexión de aparatos electrónicos. La historia de este lugar es muy peculiar y aunque no podemos ofrecer las comodidades de un hotel, te puedes enamorar de este lugar ante la belleza natural que lo rodea. Es un paraíso donde además cohabitan numerosas especies de animales y plantas protegidas como el manglar, puedes disfrutar de bellos amaneceres y noches estrelladas; debido a las características de este espacio, hemos recibido la visita de varias escuelas y organizaciones dedicadas a la investigación así como de turistas y comunidad local. Te invitamos a ser parte de nuestra comunidad y dejar tu huella!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Workawayers can learn from general topics either in terms of maintenance and conservation of the place, to more specific knowledge through training workshops for the protection of the environment, as well as activities focused on physical health such as nutrition talks, yoga, singing, music, photography, etc.
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    Pueden aprender desde temas generales ya sea en el mantenimiento y conservación del lugar, hasta conocimientos más específicos a través de talleres de capacitación para la protección del medio ambiente, así como de actividades enfocadas a la salud física como pláticas de nutrición, yoga, acroyoga, capoeira, canto, música, fotografía, etc.

  • Help

    Help

    In this first quarter we are looking for the following profiles for volunteers.

    -With experience in water sports, specifically Sea Kayak and Paddle board. Someone who can lead tourist excursions, repair with fiberglass, know rescue and first aid and can keep an inventory and administrative control on income produced by tourist activities.

    -Experience in human resources, to coordinate the work of the Volunteers.

    -Someone with experience in location SECURITY, resourcefulness and creativity to solve vulnerable areas on our land.

    -Someone with experience in social media and marketing and producing videos .

    -Spa therapist, masseuse or related, to activate our spa, in the middle of a beautiful forest, 50 meters from the beach.

    -Horticulturist or permaculturer who can stay for more than 1 month, preferably with knowledge of aquaponics, our long-term goal is to get closer to food sovereignty or at least produce part of our food.

    -Someone who can work with kids.

    - Persons who like to work in environmental activities like nurseries, orchads, compost and waste management

    If you have any skill or are a teacher of a discipline that is consistent with our objectives, we will support if you have a viable idea of ​​your own social business while you stay with us.

    We are also looking for artists to come and be creative to design and help with the decoration and ambiance of the place!

    Please specify in the subject of the message in which of these areas you are interested

    Welcome people with the philosophy of sharing.
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    En este primer trimestre estamos en busca de los siguientes perfiles para voluntarios..

    -Con Experiencia en deportes náuticos, específicamente Kayak de mar y Paddle board. Alguien que pueda liderar excursiones de turistas, reparar con fibra de vidrio, sepa de salvamento y primeros auxilios y pueda llevar un control de inventarios y administrativo sobre ingresos producidos por las actividades turísticas.

    -Experiencia en recursos humanos, para coordinar las labores de los Voluntarios.

    -Alguien con experiencia en SEGURIDAD de locaciones, recursividad y creatividad para solucionar áreas vulnerables en nuestro terreno.

    -Alguien con experiencia en Redes sociales, marketing, creación de videos.

    -Terapeuta de Spa, masajista o afín, para activar nuestro spa, en medio de un bello bosque de Uvas de mar, a 50 mts de la playa.

    -Horticultor o permacultor que pueda permanecer mas de 1 mes, con conocimientos preferiblemente sobre aquaponia, nuestro objetivo a largo plazo es acercarnos a la soberanía alimentaria o al menos producir parte de nuestra comida.

    -Alguien con experiencia en Psicopedagogía a través de actividades con niños

    - Personas que les guste el medio ambiente a través del trabajo de campo en un vivero, composta y gestión de residuos

    Si cuentas con alguna habilidad o eres maestro de alguna disciplina que sea acorde a nuestros objetivos, apoyaremos si cuentas con una idea viable de negocio social propio mientras se hospeden con nosotros.

    ¡También estamos buscando artistas que vengan y sean creativos para diseñar y ayudar con la decoración y ambientación del lugar!

    Por favor especifica en el título del mensaje, en cuál de las áreas mencionadas estás interesado para poder canalizar mejor tu solicitud.

    Bienvenidas las personas con la filosofía de compartir.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    They are very rustic and austere apartments that only have one bed, some rooms have ocean views and others with jungle views, we have dry bathrooms, showers and communal kitchen, as well as hammocks, palapa, volleyball court, cinema on the beach and terraces with beautiful ocean views to see the dreamy sunrise and sunset.
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    Son departamentos muy rústicos y austeros que cuentan únicamente con una cama, algunas habitaciones tienen vista al mar y otras con vista a la selva, contamos con baños secos, duchas y cocina comunitaria, además de zona de hamacas, palapa, cancha de volleyball, cine en la playa y terrazas con hermosa vista al mar para ver el amanecer y atardeceres de ensueño.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located just 10 minutes from the city center and a few steps from the famous 5th avenue, which is the heart of Playa del Carmen where you can enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Nearby you can find shops, pharmacies, places for food supply, restaurants, bars, etc. Just 10 minutes walking you can reach an open cenote, in the area you can find other cenotes as well as theme parks such as Xcaret. Towards the South is 60 minutes Tulum known for its famous archaeological zone and 60 kms. towards the North the city of Cancun and Isla Mujeres famous for their beaches of the characteristic turquoise blue of the Caribbean Sea; to the east is Cozumel and therefore practically "Playa del Carmen" is considered the heart of the Riviera Maya.
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    Estamos ubicados a tan sólo 10 minutos del Centro de la ciudad y a unos pasos de la famosa 5ta avenida, que es el corazón de Playa del Carmen donde se disfruta de un ambiente cosmopolita. Muy cerca se pueden encontrar tiendas, farmacias, lugares para el abastecimiento de alimentos, restaurantes, bares, etc. A tan sólo 10 minutos caminando se puede llegar a un cenote abierto, en la zona se pueden encontrar otros cenotes así como parques temáticos como Xcaret. Hacia el Sur se encuentra a 60 minutos Tulum conocido por su famosa zona arqueológica y 60 kms. hacia el Norte la ciudad de Cancún e Isla Mujeres famosas por sus playas del característico azul turquesa del Mar Caribe; al este se encuentra Cozumel y por ello prácticamente "Playa del Carmen" es considerado el corazón de la Riviera Maya.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 624779986811