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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Web Developer
Help develop and maintain websites.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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The Experience

We need to improve our solar energy equipment in our ecolodge in the jungle in Guatemala. We need a solar energy expert to design and install our solar energy system for the entire ecolodge. The person interested in applying to this volunteering needs to have experience in similar projects.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 25 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

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7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

United States

I stayed in Antigua and volunteered at the new Hostel Tinka. I helped to develop the menu and cook new items that would be on the menu. It was a great time the staff was very friendly and Sebastian was very kind. They had some delays with the opening of the place, so I am sure next time it would be even better. I would encourage anyone to go because Sebastian is very nice and communicative and Antigua is a beautiful city I loved being there.

Aug/14/2017

Costa Rica

It was an awsome experience, the place, the people, the work were amazing. I learnt a lot and enjoyed every minute in El Sombrero Ecolodge.

Jun/11/2017

Mexico

The place looks like paradise! Food is really good you'll get home-made bread and tortillas everyday. People in Guatemala are very sweet and friendly. Gabriella and her sons are very interesting people, she knows a lot about archeology/culture/boats/botanic/ lots of things, I had great conversations!! <3

Mar/08/2017

Argentina

Ha salido todo muy bien, hemos pasado un tiempo increíble y el lugar es bellísimo. No hemos tenido ningún problema con nada, realmente una experiencia muy bonita con personas muy agradables para conocer y conversar. Lo que más nos gustó fue el lugar, con su naturaleza, su biodiversidad, tranquilidad, realmente pasamos un hermoso momento en yaxha, muchas gracias por todo.

Dec/03/2017

Argentina

En el sombrero nos recibieron muy bien, el personal es muy amable y nos hizo sentir como en casa. El lugar tiene increíble flora y fauna, y las ruinas arqueológicas de yaxha y topoxte, a las que entramos como invitados de cortesía son imponentes. Las construcciones son muy vistosas. Recomendable llevar repelente para los mosquitos.

Nov/10/2017

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Hosted by Sebastian

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