Help us out at our ecological field station and organic farm in the Maya Mountains in Belize!

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Belize

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a hosting center, field station and organic farm in the Maya Mountains in Belize. We specialize in field biology and tropical conservation, alternative lifestyles (yoga, healthy eating, etc.), and organic farm projects. We are dedicated to the conservation of Belize’s natural and cultural heritage through scientific research, education, local capacity building, and community programming.

    On the farm end of things we aim to become a leading experimental organic farm in Belize. Our other goal is to feed the station with as many our own projdcts as we can, farm to table. demonstrating how organic farming using a variety of methods including permaculture concepts can work in the tropics.

    We are a registered not-for-profit society that operates a tourism facility located in the rainforest of Belize.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    All of our staff is Belizean and we live near a few little typical Belizean villages. You will get to feel the real jungle Belize. We receive many Belizean groups and guests at the station as well as many Belizean High School and University students working on a variety of community and conservation projects. Many of guests, interns and worksaways are from around the world, learn and share from a multitude of people and cultures.

  • Help

    Help

    *️️️*️️️*️️️We are currently particularly looking for artists to make the place all it could be, bringing more art to our place. This includes paintings of murals, trail signs, filling in of blank spaces and other artist that can find ingenous ways of using a combination of recyclables and jungle plants (wood, roots, lianas) to create sculpture, mosaic, etc. The station is a place of sharing and combination biology and art to make it what we intend it to be.

    *️️️*️️️*️️️We are also looking for more farm hands for our many farming projects.

    Serious enquiries only and we would ask a minumum of a 2 week stay.

    We have a variety of needs at the station, we welcome everyone to send us a email with your skills. Video editors, Yoga teachers, farmers, photographers, community program developers and much more. But we are currently looking to fill these positions:

    (Field components):

    Farmers: We are always looking for farm hands to work on our organic orchard, gardens, greenhouses and with livestock (laying chickens, roasting chickens, ducks). Depending on time of year, workaways may work with TREES farmers or may spend time working independantly on organised projects.

    Trail builders and maintenance: We have an extensive trail network at the station. We are always looking to increase our trail system, better our trails and keep them maintained. We are also adjacent to multiple wildlife reserves and our discussing with the local Forestry Department to develop trails within the reserves. Learn trail building, how to build stairs, water bars, etc.

    Yoga instructors: we are always looking for Yoga Instructors to give yoga classes and any other wellness lessons at the station for staff and for guests. Compensation for classes given to paying clients.

    (Community work)

    Participation with our community programming is welcomed and encouraged for volunteers as well. We offer a variety of classes each week to our community, including: English, computer lessons, arts & crafts, music, sports, educational biology workshops, movie nights and tutoring sessions. We like to offer yoga classes to our guests and community as well.

    Requirements:

    5 hours a day, 5 days per week

    Benefits:

    Free lodging in one of our shared cabins or thatch-roofed platform tents (tents, mattresses, and bedding provided).
    Access to our communal kitchen, bathrooms, and hot showers.
    Receive training by local experts.

    Meals provided

    Hang out in a friendly organic field station, learn a variety of different fields, work and live with locals.

    The internship center is located on a main highway where buses are readily accessible; the nearest towns are about a 45 min bus ride. The bus costs $1.50 US per direction. Groceries can be bought in the markets in town; the price of food in Belize works out to roughly $2.50 US/day/person.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️Volunteers are required to show proof of their own emergency travel medical insurance prior to or upon arrival at the center.

    Additional Information:

    We have four dogs & three cats
    We do not have air conditioning
    We do have Internet, however, due to weather conditions it can be unreliable at times
    We are located 45 minutes, by bus, from the nearest towns
    This is a volunteer position, you will not be paid for the hours.

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  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish & French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Dorm-style shared cabins or thatch-roofed platform tents (tents, mattresses, and bedding provided). May have to camp in thatch-roofed platforms when station in full.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Weekends are generally off for most workaway workers, interns and employees. May depend on groups present but generally workaways will have weekends off to travel in the country. We are 45 minutes by bus from the closest local towns (Dangriga, Belmopan). We are located in the middle of country, 45 minutes from Dangriga, 1 hour from Hopkins, 1.5 hours from Placencia, 2 hours from Belize City, 1.5 hours from San Ignacio and Maya ruins. We are also near a multitude Audubon Society parks and other parks such as Cockcombs. Ideal location to visit the country and even the Maya Ruins of Tikkal in Guatemala.

  • 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 hours a day 5 days a week

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