Help us cook and be a part of an innovative education solution!

The Exchange

Maya Universe Academy is a social entrepreneurship project whose mission is to improve access to quality education to rural communities. It’s the only chain of free private schools where parents can pay in time instead of money by volunteering two days per month at the schools. Do you have a passion for food and cooking for others? Are you up for a challenge to prepare rewarding meals for our teaching staff, and agriculture and construction team?


30 hours of help per week

Cooking: Prepare meals for guests.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Pick Up: No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

You will be in charge of the volunteers' kitchen, managing the food and the place in order for the volunteers and staff members to enjoy rewarding meals.

Activities & Shift

You will be requested to choose the ingredients and cook lunch for the volunteers and staff members in the morning. You will help the hostel cooking lady preparing dinner for our 83 hostel kids. Friday afternoon and Saturday are free!


- You will not use any drugs. You will also be careful drinking alcoholic beverages, especially in public places. Drinking alcohol and smoking is prohibited during school hours and on school premises.
- The volunteer must have good health, liability-insurance. The volunteer will be liable for illness, an accident, robbery and such unforeseen matters.