Oaxaca, Mexico

5.0
(24 reviews)24

Help us with Social Media and Content to spread the importance of Cacao in the world, in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico!

Immerse yourself in the local culture
14 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
13 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

20h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Content Writer
Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
Photography
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
1 week

The Experience

Film or Photography the importance of cacao in the elaboration of chocolate, covering the history from its origin, anthropology and growth process of the cacao plantations. Help spreading in social networks, the rescue and support to the agricultural market to enlarge the plantations of endemic cacao. Shot the most interesting world processes of chocolate making.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English and Beginner Spanish
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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24 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Chocolate Bean To Bar

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 14 Immersing in the local culture
  • 13 Meeting locals
  • 10 Practicing Spanish
  • 10 Get in touch with nature
  • 8 Learning about sustainability
  • 8 Meeting international travelers

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 2 15. Life on land
  • 2 17. Partnerships for the goals

Puerto Rico

5

Isaac is so kind and chill with a passion for cocoa that is infectious. This is a good choice if you want a truly local experience and any food/plant nerds who are interested in the fascinating cocoa process. Learning about the fermentation was so cool and it was unique experience to stay with Isaac at his place. Allow lots of time for communication (over WhatsApp is best) as Isaac is busy and the time you come determines what you will be doing whether harvesting or fermenting. The coast of Oaxaca is hot and buggy, so come prepared, but the nearby beaches and local food are soooo worth it.

6 months ago

Italy

5

SUPER RECOMMENDED !!! What I had read in other reviews is completely true! When you finish your stay at Isaac's, you leave knowing not only that you have had a once in a lifetime experience, but that you have met a friend. it was the best part of my trip around Mexico and the work he is doing with such a precious and history-rich raw material is incredible!

8 months ago

Germany

5

I stayed with Isaac for a week and what can I say? It was a blast. He is an amazing host and he made my time in Puerto Angel super special by taking me to local spots, restaurants, beaches and Partys. Actually it didn't feel like work, more like staying with a friend. My tasks regarding the pictures for his Social Media were super chill and I could also learn a lot about cacao and meet local producers. I would highly recommend volunteering at the host. :)

about 1 year ago

Germany

5

Isaac is a very warm and welcoming person who cares about the people coming to his project. He let us stay with him and at the cocoa farm. The latter was a real highlight as we experienced nature really closely, especially when flying the drone there. He did everything to make us feel good and after getting to know him better became a real friend. Would recommend staying with him and hope we stay in contact, mate :)

over 1 year ago

Germany

5

Thanks Isaac for this great experience - the best of both worlds (social media & cocoa). It has truly been amazing to learn about cocoa and going to the farm together. We stayed 3 days in the nature with the family that plants the cocoa beans and 1 week in Zipolite with Isaac. The nature location is breathtaking as it is in the highlands with the most beautiful river (could be compared to a natural whirlpool). We traveled as a couple and Isaac made it very easy for us and let us have flexible working hours. At the same time we spent time with the 3 of us and explored the area on his motorbike.

over 1 year ago

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