Help us on a tropical beach and surfing paradise in Mazatlan, Mexico

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  • Description

    Description

    Winning :-) with well over 200+ reviews we must be a fun place to volunteer at.

    Please read our entire profile and follow instructions on what your first message should contain. It shows us that you read our profile, can follow instructions and it saves us time asking the normal questions then waiting for your response.
    :-) Thank you so much :-)

    !!! looking for last minute housekeeping and handyman volunteers !!!

    Available positions:
    * Housekeeping & Handyman volunteers for March and onward+++
    * Reception = 3 month commitment & you must have team leading experience as well as decent Spanish to answer the phone, respond to messages on facebook and emails. This position will also include some help with cleaning or other things when there are no guest to check in or messages to respond to.
    * 2 carpenters to build new beds and fun stuff too.
    * 1 Gardener to help plan and landscape our back yard. Someone with knowledge of what plants to use in what environments and what fertilizers each plant needs. This position will also include some help with cleaning or other things when there isn't gardening work to be done.
    * 1 position for a qualified mural artist. Paint, tile and concrete mural projects await.
    We fill our available volunteering positions very fast so please respond quickly to our messages or you will miss out.

    Sometimes we have availability for a builder, tattoo artist, chef or other specialize skills, please message us with a detailed list of your skills in these areas and hopefully we'll have availability for you.

    IN YOUR FIRST MESSAGE TO US PLEASE:
    1) Pick a position
    2) List your past experiences with that position or skill and explain why you are qualified for it.
    3) Please include the rough dates you would be interested in volunteering for. (1 month commitment)
    4) Ensure you respond in English, if you speak Spanish then that's great but we need to know your English is good enough to communicate with our guests, staff and management.

    About us:
    If you want to try to have as much fun as possible then this is the place for you. We are looking for people that like to enjoy life, want to invite guest to do fun things in their time off & are dependable and hard working.
    Since workaway is a cultural exchange we want to share some of Mexico's authentic recipes and enjoy its traditional holidays with you So if you'd like to learn how to make some Mexican dishes or tasty margaritas from scratch let us know and we'd love to show you.
    You can enjoy beach/surfing days, kayaking to the islands, hiking the islands, fishing, trying all the amazing cheap & fresh seafood the city offers, pool parties, nights out dancing, drinking and fun nights staying in playing board games, poker night, card games, movie night, trivia night, roll your own sushi or pizza part nights, we've just built a wood fired pizza oven
    The more fun you're having the more fun our guest have and that's our goal.
    Learn and practice Spanish, it's Mexico so there is normally some Spanish speakers in the hostel. There are also 3 Spanish schools in the neighborhood.
    Learn to cook Mexican meals and make fresh salsas with us.
    Learn how to make the best margaritas from scratch.
    Learn about the history of Mazatlan Mexico.
    Experience all the amazing cheap and fresh seafood restaurants all over the city. In my opinion Mazatlan is the Sea Food capital of Mexico.
    Run, walk, skate or bike ride down the longest Malecon (Promenade) in the world and enjoy the beautiful ocean views all along the way. Its an amazing place to watch the sunsets (along with our rooftop terrace).
    Experience and learn about the many different and colorful Mexican holidays.
    Meet and make friends with people from all over the world.
    So please choose us to spend your time with and experience all the culture Mazatlan Mexico has to offer.
    We hope you'll consider us in your search for a place to volunteer & make your home during your stay in Mexico.
    Thanks for reading all of this and we hope you have a great day :-)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn or practice Spanish.
    Learn to cook Mexican meals and salsas with us.
    Learn how to make the best margaritas.
    Learn about the history of Mazatlan Mexico.
    Experience all the amazing cheap and fresh seafood restaurants all over the city.
    Run, walk, bike ride down the longest Malacon (Promenade) in the world and enjoy its beautiful ocean views all along the way.
    There is a skateboard park and some downhill roads for long-boarding too.
    Experience and learn about the many different and colorful Mexican holidays.
    Make friends with people from all over the world.

  • Help

    Help

    About the Housekeeping position:
    5 days on, 2 days off. Working 5 hours a day or less depending on what needs to be done and how fast you get it done (correctly).
    For morning and night checks we will rotate staff, thats where one volunteer will check the house for dirty sinks & counters, empty the trashcans, and just check that everything is presentable at 7:30 am along with setting up breakfast for the guest to cook. Then at 9 pm another check of the house and watering plants on plant days. It normally should take under 30 mins.
    10 am to 2 pm is cleaning the bathrooms, kitchens, making beds, sweeping and moping. Then the rest of the day is yours :-)

    For the Handyman position:
    Normal repairs for a hostel/house might include: painting, fixing a running toilet, leaky sink, sagging screen door, replacing a door handle. There will also be larger projects we'll want to build like a new picnic table and lounge chairs for the rooftop terrace, a water mister for the lounge chairs, a cool outdoor bed for lounging, designing a bathroom/shower with new tiles and lots of plants to give it an outdoor nature feel. Building a 6 foot tall Jenga game, there are always fun projects going on to keep you day from becoming repetitive.


    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️All of the positions apart from the cleaning will not always be very busy, you may be required to help the other volunteers with additional tasks within the hostel. We start out by training all our staff how to clean the house so they can help out when other staff have days off etc. *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️all staff will be required to do the daily cleaning at some stage during their time with us*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a staff only dorm room, with a closet, dressers, bathroom, shower & refrigerator. The room only sleeps 6 volunteers at most.
    -A comfortable pillow top bed.
    -A free breakfast that will change between, pancakes and bananas or eggs with vegetables. We might be adding a few other breakfasts too like egg breakfast pizza, quiche, egg and veggie muffins, etc. All breakfasts include coffee.

    The hostel is a super fun place located in Mazatlan Mexico. Its only 10 minutes from the beach.

    What else do we offer our volunteers?
    1) Free use of our laundry facilities.
    2) Purified drinking water
    3) High speed Wifi
    4) Internet TV - Netflix, youtube and most other movie streaming sites
    5) Books/Library
    6) Board Games

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of things to do in Mazatlan, as well, that you will enjoy:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Huge, expansive golden-sand beaches, plus small hidden ones
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️El Malecón: one of the longest boardwalks in the world. At 21 kilometers or 13 miles long it's perfect for exercise: bicycling, biking, running, walking, & roller-blading.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Deep sea fishing: marlin, sailfish, swordfish, wahoo, dorado, tuna, bonita and shark
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Bird watching, hiking and picnicking: at Estero del Yugo nature preserve on the north end of town
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️La Noria Tequila Factory- tours and a great a zip line
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Blue Agave Tequila Tour - the famous La Vinata Tequila Factory east of Mazatlan
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Amazing surfing. Quick Silver held their international surfing competition there in 2011 as well as their REEF Surf Competition in 2013.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Boogie boarding at any of the beaches
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Turtle egg laying tours from August to November each year
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Whale watching research expeditions from December 15th through April 15th
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Dolphin & Porpoise watching boat trips
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Horseback riding beach adventures
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Aquarium and bird show
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    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Waterpark: Mazagua Waterpark is perfect for a fun day in the sun.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Movies: Movie theaters in Mazatlán are cheap- averaging $3 US. Movies in Spanish & English or subtitled in English.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Bowling: Space Bowling, on the north end of town near Marina El Cid, has laser-light bowling at night.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Boxing: Held on Friday nights about once every month, downtown in the Cancha German Evers.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Paintball: At Master Gotcha. Check their Facebook page for specials.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ATV adventures: Take a ATV tour around Mazatlan & its beaches or just rent one yourself and go wherever you want.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Kayaking: Spend a day kayaking on our beautiful ocean, taking in the different islands our Pacific offers.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Parasailing: Enjoy the amazing views of Mazatlan and its island from the ocean. This makes for great pictures.
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    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Island tours: Deer Island (Isla de Venados) & Stone Island (Isla de la Piedra)
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    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Golfing: 27-hole, 18-hole & 9-hole championship golf courses
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