Eco Farm Worker

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opgericht in 2003
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High­lights

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:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
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.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

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.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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.
Wandelen
Paardrijden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Bezienswaardigheden
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Spaans (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
CV, Copy of Passport en Criminal Record Check
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:30 - 15:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door 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
Accomodatie
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.
Gastfamilie Slaapkamer (Enkel)
Eten & Drank
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided, except sundays. 
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Guatemala.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Guatemala biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Guatemala dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Guatemala.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

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

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$790
3 weken
$925
4 weken
$1.060
5 weken
$1.195
6 weken
$1.330
7 weken
$1.465
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$2.140
Gemiddelde kosten
$287 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. South America Inside zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door South America Inside gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als South America Inside jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door South America Inside

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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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