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

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  • Description

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    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 :-)

    Available positions:
    We need Housekeeping & Handyman volunteers for November, December, January and onward+++
    Staff Manager / Reception for a 3 month commitment. Must have Manager experience. January, February & March
    1 position for a qualified mural artist, any month of the year.
    2 carpenters to build a picnic table & lounge chairs, any month of the year.
    We fill our available volunteering positions very fast so please respond quickly to our messages or you might 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 ask if we are interested in opening up a position for it.

    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 hardworking.
    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, its 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.

    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.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We sometimes also need builders, plumbers, electricians, handymen, mechanics, tattoo artist.
    We are also interested in reviewing CPR, First Aid and Wilderness First Responder skills if anyone is interested in sharing their knowledge. Note: You must have taken certified classes yourself and have proof to share these skills with us.
    This is not a full time position, probably only 1 or 2 days.
    Basic survival instructors (fire starting, shelter building, wilderness survival), first responder and CPR instructors (i.e. for the next Zombie Apocalypse). If anyone wants to join our team and has experience with any of the skills listed above please let me know. You do not need to be an instructor or a professional.
    This is not a full time position, probably only 3 to 5 days, the other days in your month will be helping with Handyman or/and Housekeeping or another skill we can find useful.

    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:
    We have a dorm only for staff, with a closet, dressers, bathroom, shower & refrigerator. The room only sleeps 6 volunteers at most.
    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 1 or 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 a hostel/house would need, 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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer:
    -A very comfortable pillow top bed in a staff only dorm. 2 bunkbeds and 1 extra bed = 5 beds total. Private bathroom.
    -Free breakfast. Breakfast 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.
    -Discounts in Yoga, Standup Paddle and Surfing classes with our favorite instructors. Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and surfing classes when we have workaway instructors willing to teach any of these during their free time.
    -Free drinking water, surfboards, internet (wifi), laundry, kitchen, pool, TV and board games, Netflix.

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

    What do you get for volunteering with us?
    1) We supply a very comfortable pillow top mattress bed in a staff only dorm which has its own bathroom and fridge.
    2) Use of our laundry facilities.
    3) Purified drinking water
    4) High speed Wifi
    5) Internet TV - Netflix, youtube and most other movie streaming sites
    6) Books/Library
    7) Board Games
    8) Free Yoga Classes in the mornings starting September 1st 2019

  • 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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    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Close international airport (MZT)
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