Help on our cacao farm, interact with our guests helping them have a unique experience here in Semil, Guatemala

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Guatemala

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    22/11/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Our remote farm is near a national park and river in a small village.

    Our cacao farm offers the only bean to bar chocolate tour using household appliances.

    Since 2012 we are showing guests how to make their own chocolate using our organic cacao nibs. Guests learn all about the health benefits, the history of cacao and how its's grown. After the tour you will be given fresh made chocolate to create your own chocolate candies. On our farm we have, depending on the season, 5 to 10 local workers cleaning and trimming the trees and harvesting our organic cacao. After the cacao gets harvested the beans get fermented and dried before using them for our chocolate products. We have one part time local girl working in the cacao kitchen and helping our volunteer.
    You find the farm located next to hotel facility with restaurant and bar which our guests and volunteers are welcome to use.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • 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

    Volunteering at our cacao farm will give the volunteer a chance to learn about Cacao "the food of the gods", interact with other travelers as well as working side by side with the local comunity. You will live in a very remote jungle setting.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a clean, energetic, cheerful, outgoing, health oriented person to be our chocolate volunteer. We expect to lead the chocolate tours (2-3h on guests request) and work with our cacao. (your own schedule).
    We are asking for a minimum stay of 3 month.
    - You will be paid a commission from each tour that you do.
    No experience needed, only a desire to learn. You will be given informational reading material as well as several hours of on hand practical training.

    Another position we offer is taking care of the garden, planting new plants, composting...

    The third volunteer position helping out at the front desk. Assisting our guests and visitors with their needs. Give them a warm welcome and make them a home.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will share one cabania with a handfull of the other volunteers. We offer free accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals incl. soft drinks a day.. Also discounts on all other drinks and meals, tours and activities we offer. We also have a kitchen for the volunteeers to prepare their own meal or just hang out with the other volunteers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Thnigs to do: visit the park of Semuc Champey, tubing down the Cahabon River, take a walk thrue our cacao plantation, we offer a outside gym and platground with Basketball, Bowling and more. You can play board games or just meditate do yoga or relax.
    To reach the cacao farm you will get picked up in Lanquin (10km away) we also have a daily transport to Lanquin at 7am.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 889737574564