Contribute to the growth and program development of our centre in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    What we are asking of the workers is to work five days a week and the other days to get tired. They can work a few hours and then rest. We need help with Don Carlos and Francisca in the maintenance of the hostel. That cleaning of the Garden and inside the Center. If they speak English their job is to help receive guests from another country, get data and information about the guests . On the other hand the schools are looking for school supplies. The volunteer needs to look for organizations or donors that can give books, notebooks, pencils, rules and etc. After getting donors you have to plan the delivery to the Mateo II school. These schools supplies are used to help the kids in school as for the Marjorie's of them are poor. At last what we offer to be here is a room and a kitchen to prepare food. The food run at the volunteer's expense.

    Lo que estamos pediendo de los trabajadores es trabajar cinco días de la semana y los otros días cansar. Pueden trabajar algunas horas y después cansar. Necesitamos ayuda con Don Carlos y Francisca en el mantenimiento de hostel. Eso limpieza del Jardín y dentro del Centro. Si hablan inglés su trabajo es ayudar a recibir huéspedes de otro país, conseguir datos y información sobre los huéspedes. Por otro lado las escuelas están buscando útiles escolares. El voluntario necesita buscar organizaciones o donadores que pueden dar libros, cuadernos, lápices, reglas y etc. Después de conseguir donadores hay que planificar la entrega a la escuela Mateo II. Estes utensilios son por los estudiantes para el uso en la escuela, algunas son pobres y no tienen. Por fin lo que ofrecemos para estar aquí es una habitación y una cocina para preparar alimentos. La comida correr por la cuenta del voluntario.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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

    Volunteers who come here will have the opportunity to learn much about the history and culture here in Santiago Atitlan. For example, there are many chances to learn some of the Tz'utujil language, get to know local artisans, musicians, and teachers that frequent here, share some time with local families, visit different towns around the lake, and of course share wonderful food.

    Los voluntarios que viene a este lugra tendran la oportunidad de compartir y lograr las siguientes experiencias:

    1. Aprender idioma nativa de la comunidad
    2. Algunos trabajos ocupacional de la cultura tzutujil
    3. Conocer algunos amistades artistas, musicos, maestros y otros
    4. visita de algunos pueblos a la orilla del lago con gastos compartidos
    5. Conocimiento sobre la religion cristiana
    6. Conocimiento e intercambio de experiencia de la medicina ancestral (natural) de ambas partes

  • Help


    As mentioned the work many consists of maintaining the garden and area clean of the hostel. Also if there is time we would like to see if we can get permission from the administration to teach English for a few hours in one of the local schools.

    Como se mencionó, el trabajo consiste en mantener el jardín y el área limpia del hostal. Además, si hay tiempo, nos gustaría ver si podemos obtener el permiso del administrador para enseñar inglés durante algunas horas en una de las escuelas locales.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, a little English

  • Accommodation


    The two volunteers share a room which has kitchen facilities, wifi, hot showers, and purified water for drinking. Food is not included in this Workaway but produce is very cheap at the market. The volunteers are expected to maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and their living space, and we ask that you only use the kitchen between the hours of 7:30 am and 9:00 pm. The hostel has a huge garden and backyard with a barbecue area and path down to the lake. There is a basketball and soccer court, and the hostel is just a five minute walk from the town centre and a ten minute walk to a great swimming spot.
    The hostel doors closes at 10.00pm; if a late night entry is necessary, advise beforehand.

    Los dos voluntarios comparten una habitación que tiene instalaciones de cocina, wifi, agua caliente y agua pura. La comida no está incluida en este Workaway, pero la comida es muy barata en el mercado. Se espera que los voluntarios mantengan la limpieza de la cocina y su espacio vital, y le pedimos que solo use la cocina entre las 7:30 a.m. y las 9:00 p.m. El hostal tiene un gran jardín y patio enfrente con una zona de barbacoa (churrasquera) y camino hacia el lago. Hay una cancha de baloncesto y fútbol, y el hostal se encuentra a solo cinco minutos a pie del centro de la ciudad y a diez minutos a pie de un gran lugar para nadar.
    Las puertas del hostal cierran a las 22:00; si es necesaria una entrada tarde en la noche, avísele de antemano.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Santiago Atitlan is a safe and walkable town situated right on Lake Atitlan with stunning views of San Pedro Volcano. In the afternoons or on weekends you can go hiking, kayaking, swimming or do other outdoor activities. You can easily take day trips to any of the towns on the lake such as San Pedro, San Marcos or Panajachel. There is a lot of Mayan history in this town and it's a great opportunity to experience indigenous Guatemalan culture.

    We are located about 4 hours from Antigua. If you are coming from Guatemala City, there are direct buses to Sanitago Atitlan that depart every hour from Centro de Mayoreo.

    Santiago Atitlan es una ciudad segura y transitable situada en el Lago de Atitlán con impresionantes vistas del Volcán de San Pedro. Por las tardes o los fines de semana puede practicar senderismo, kayak, natación o hacer otras actividades al aire libre. Usted puede tomar excursiones de un día a cualquiera de las ciudades en el lago como San Pedro, San Marcos o Panajachel. Hay mucha historia maya en esta ciudad y es una gran oportunidad para experimentar la cultura indígena guatemalteca.

    Estamos ubicados a unas 4 horas de Antigua. Si vienes de la ciudad de Guatemala, hay autobuses directos a Sanitago Atitlán que salen cada hora desde el Centro de Mayoreo.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 Days a week and 2 hours each day.

Host ref number: 884718623845