Eco Farm Worker

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Gain Spanish fluency by immersing yourself in local culture
Learn more about the ancient Mayan culture
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Explore a country that is famous for its rich biodiversity and interesting culture
Open your horizon while making a life changing experience
In this wonderful project you work very close with the local as the farm operates as a community center where especially women and children can learn and persoanlly grow. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+
This wonderful volunteer project is much more than just a farm. The ecological Farm was created in 2017 and since then operates as a place that values sustainability, healthy living, community work, ancient Mayan traditions and environmental protection. It beautifully combines aspects of ancient Mayan culture with the challenges of modern society. Approximately 25 people work at the ecological Farm and the doors are open to the habitants of San Felipe de Jesús, Antigua and surrounding communities.

Community members can learn more about the Mayan cultivation techniques, actively participate or use it on their own small farm. The rich harvest of the Farm is sold in the farm shop and cafeteria. Volunteers interested in learning more about Mayan culture are t the right place here.

Of course, there are also animals on the Eco Farm and dogs, ducks, geese, rabbits, chickens, roosters, pigeons and chompipes (turkeys) find a home on the farm.

In addition to the sustainable production of fruit and vegetables and the care of the animals, the ecological Farm serves as a community center. Especially children and women, find a place to develop personally and physically. Interesting workshops are offered on topics such as construction, crafts, arts, games, sports, yoga, permaculture, photography, cooking, healthy food, entrepreneurship, English classes, dance, recycling, first aid, survival techniques, astronomy, etc.

The aim is to provide women and children with skills and practical knowledge for daily life in a simple and dynamic way, so that they can be more independent. A clear focus is on environmental education - a major challenge in our time.

Children are encouraged to connect with themselves through wonderful holistic, dynamic and artistic activities, where they can enjoy nature, play freely, flourish and learn for life. There are also fun activities such as soccer, volleyball, rock climbing, capoeira and an area for yoga and meditation.

Journée Typique

Volunteers can work in a wide range of activities according to their interests and skills, as well as the current need of the project. 
Among the work areas are:

Working on the farm:
Cultivation, planting, sowing and harvesting as well as caring for and feeding of the animals that live on the farm.

Helping with workshops:
Volunteers with appropriate skills and knowledge can give workshops in yoga, crafts/crafts, arts, sports activities, English classes, etc.

Construction:
Ecological building is carried out on the farm as prototype constructions. Various materials are used, such as bamboo, wood and ecological bricks. The constructions are currently all being erected on the permises of the farm. However, the aim is to use this construction method in other areas or in our own community in the near future.

Carpentry:
Manufacture of chairs, tables, shelves, children's games, toys, planters, animal enclosures and repair work.

Kitchen/Cooking:
Cooking classes and workshops for the women and children of the community with a strong focus on healthy nutrition. Vegetables, herbs and fruit grown in the area are used. Also, hygiene standards in the kitchen, the handling of food and basic rules in kitchen organization are taught.
The large farm kitchen also produces products for the farm shop and on-site cafeteria. The products are mainly vegan or vegetarian.

Eco Fashion:
Heard about upcycling? Learn how to make something new out of old. Garments such as bags, purses, accessories, blouses, hats, dresses are made with used clothing. The women make alterations to the clothes to give them a new use. For example, an old pair of trousers can be converted into a bag, and an old pair of jeans into a purse. Sewing workshops are offered for the children and women of the community to learn an occupation. This allows them to earn an income by selling their products.

Volunteers can work on a half day schedule from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or on a full day schedule until about 5 pm in the afternoon. 


Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Activités de Loisir

The ecological Farm is located in the community of San Felipe de Jesus, just 5 minutes from Antigua. San Felipe de Jesus is known for the church "Iglesia de San Felipe de Jesús", one of the most distinctive churches in all of Guatemala. This temple has beautiful colors, its central bell tower stands out with its bells and clock. This colorful church looks like it stepped out of a children's book.

Antigua is a beautiful colonial town in the south of Guatemala about an hour from the capital, Guatemala City, and surrounded by perfectly shaped volcanoes. Antigua is one of the most visited places in Central America. The city is famous for its Spanish colonial buildings, picturesque courtyards, interesting markets, beautiful churches and a colorful labyrinth of streets. The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage since 1979. Antigua is located in the highlands of Guatemala at about 1,600 meters above sea level.

Antigua has an abundance of tour operators and agencies that offer exciting tours to all parts of the country. Whether you want to get to know the jungle, the Mayan culture, the Pacific coast or you are looking for cultural activities, in Antigua you are guaranteed to find someone who organizes exactly what you are looking for.

Antigua has an average daily temperature of 20 °C all year round, while the nights are quite cool. The rainy season is from June to October, the dry season from November to May.
Randonnée
Équitation
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Tourisme
Des sports
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler espagnol (niveau moyen)
Vérification des Antécédents Criminels
nécessaire
Documents Requis
CV, Copy of Passport et Criminal Record Check
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 08:30 - 15:00

Services inclus

Services de South America Inside
Our volunteer work on the Ecological Farm in Guatemala includes:
  • Single room in Homestay (full board from Monday to Saturday)
  • Professional English-speaking advice
  • Translation of your application documents
  • Elaboration of your internal application profile
  • Volunteer Work Placement in Guatemala
  • English-speaking in-country support
  • Welcome meeting in Antigua
  • Escort to the volunteer project on the first day
  • Handbook Guatemala
  • Intercultural guideline
  • Certificate of participation
  • Information regarding suitable travel insurance
  • 24/7 emergency number
Logement
An important aspect of our volunteer opportunities in Guatemala is full cultural immersion. Volunteers live in carefully selected homestays in the close-by city of Antigua. At your homestay and volunteer project you can learn about the local customs, taste authentic meals, and experience the daily life of a family in Guatemala. You will quickly realize how much your Spanish skills improve every day.

You will be provided with a single room, while the bathroom can be private or shared.
Famille d'accueil Chambre simple
Aliments & Boissons
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided, except sundays. 
Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est La Aurora International Airport (GUA) à Guatemala City. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Guatemala.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Guatemala te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Guatemala, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Guatemala.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

The project is up and running year round with flexible start and end dates.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$790
3 sem
$925
4 sem
$1 060
5 sem
$1 195
6 sem
$1 330
7 sem
$1 465
12 sem (durée max.)
$2 140
Coût moyen
$287 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. South America Inside t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
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Eco Farm Worker

In this wonderful project you work very close with the local as the farm operates as a community center where especially women and children can learn and persoanlly grow.

$287/week

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