Sustainable project in the Mayan land of Yucatán, Mexico



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  • Description


    We are an organization dedicated to supporting indigenous communities and their lands, through projects for the conservation of natural and cultural heritage and traditional ecological knowledge.
    We has been working for 2 years now with the Mayan community of Yalcobá (near Valladolid) on agroecological support projects and the reintroduction of native bees.
    We also works on an experimental center in the heart of the forest around permaculture, forestry, eco-tourism, eco-construction and sustainable living.

    You can send us a message if you want more information about us.

    Somos una organización mexicana sin fines de lucro dedicada a apoyar a las comunidades indígenas y sus tierras, a través de proyectos para la conservación del patrimonio natural y cultural y el conocimiento ecológico tradicional.
    Trabajamos desde hace 2 años con la comunidad maya de Yalcobá (cerca de Valladolid) en proyectos de apoyo agroecológico y reintroducción de abejas nativas.
    Además trabajamos en un centro experimental en el corazón del bosque en torno a la permacultura, la silvicultura, el ecoturismo, la ecoconstrucción y la vida sostenible.

    Para más información, no dudes a enviarnos un mensaje.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    We offer you an exceptional opportunity to discover the Yucatec Mayan culture, its actors as well as the richness of its cultural and environmental heritage.

    You will be fully integrated into our process and participate in our mission to support the local Mayan community of Yalcobá. Through this objective, you will be able to learn more about this culture, by participating in activities with the locals and by exchanging with them. The connection between several worlds and several ways of life is a basis for personal and collective enrichment.
    You will also be led to learn more about the themes of agroecology, forest gardening, eco-construction and ecosystem preservation.

    On your part, we will be very interested in new perspectives on our projects, new ideas capable of being materialized according to the capacities of each one and to be part of a network sharing the same vision of the world.


    Te ofrecemos una oportunidad excepcional para descubrir la cultura maya yucateca, sus actores así como la riqueza de su patrimonio cultural y ambiental.

    Estará completamente integrado en nuestro proceso y participará en nuestra misión de apoyar a la comunidad maya local de Yalcobá. A través de este objetivo, podrás conocer más sobre esta cultura, participando en actividades con los lugareños e intercambiando con ellos. La conexión entre varios mundos y varias formas de vida es una base para el enriquecimiento personal y colectivo.
    También se lo guiará a aprender más sobre los temas de agroecología, jardinería forestal, construcción ecológica y preservación de ecosistemas.

    Por su parte, estaremos muy interesados ​​en nuevas perspectivas sobre nuestros proyectos, nuevas ideas capaces de materializarse según las capacidades de cada uno y formar parte de una red compartiendo una misma visión del mundo.

  • Help


    We are a team of 3 young and motivated people, who are looking for volunteers to support us in the development of our projects.

    The missions will be diverse and varied and will depend on the skills that each can offer. We remain open to ideas and new proposals. Here are some examples :
    - Field work and landscape enhancement
    - Support and monitoring tasks of non-profit projects
    - Research and rapid inventories of local flora
    - Graphical artwork and communication

    Other tasks may also be assigned to the volunteer depending on his skills and knowledge.


    Somos un equipo de 3 personas jóvenes y motivadas, que buscamos voluntarios que nos apoyen en el desarrollo de nuestros proyectos.

    Las misiones serán diversas y variadas y dependerán de las habilidades que cada uno pueda ofrecer. Seguimos abiertos a ideas y nuevas propuestas. Aquí hay unos ejemplos :
    - Trabajo de campo y mejora del paisaje
    - Tareas de soporte y seguimiento de proyectos sin ánimo de lucro
    - Investigación e inventarios rápidos de la flora local.
    - Arte gráfico y comunicación.

    También se pueden asignar otras tareas al voluntario en función de sus habilidades y conocimientos.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in Valladolid as well as in the pilot center of the organization. Both got a private room.
    Transport support.


    Alojamiento en Valladolid así como en el centro piloto de la organización.
    Apoyo al transporte.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since the offices of the organization are in Valladolid, the volunteer would be to alternating between Valladolid and the experimental center in the forest.
    Fluent Spanish is strongly recommended.


    Dado que las oficinas de la organization están en Valladolid, el voluntario estaría alternando entre Valladolid y el centro experimental en la selva.
    Se recomienda encarecidamente hablar español con fluidez.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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