Driver and Handyman/Maintenance Assistant

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The Exchange

The main job of this position is driving the hotel car for reservations, tours and errands as well as a general handyman around the hotel. Valid drivers license is required and must be comfortable driving on dirt roads that can be muddy and slippery. We offer free accommodation and 3 meals a day incl. soft drinks. Also discounts on all other drinks and meals, tours and activities. A volunteer kitchen is available to prepare your own meals.

What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

What you get

1 day off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Discounts on Restaurants: Get discounts at nearby restaurants.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Live in a remote location in the Guatemalan jungle. Minimum 4 month commitment required. Valid drivers license required. Must be comfortable driving with guests in the car and driving on difficult terrain (mud, rocks, etc.).

Activities & Shift

Drive to town in the morning to transport departing gusets. Drive for the daily tour to Semuc Champey tour and afternoon tubing. Provide general maintenance in hotel such as changing propane tanks, minor plumbing and electrical issues, and other miscellaneous maintenance issues.