Wanted: Craftsmen to Build a Sustainable Cultural Centre
If you're looking to use your talents to travel the world, experience new cultures and make a difference, apply to our volunteer programme and help us restore a 150-year-old farmhouse into a vibrant cultural centre in the Andes.
It will later host an abundance of community, cultural, educational and tourism activities. The space will include a café/restaurant, a training/co-working space, office-space, eco-toilets and a studio-apartment.
What you offer
16 hours of help per week
Building & Repairing:
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
What you get
3 days off per week
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen:
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
Over 18 years old
Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs
What's not included
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
We ask for 4 hours of your time a day, 4 days a week. In exchange, we will provide you with a nutritious lunch 4days/week and exclusive volunteer accommodation to build bonds with like-minded, international travellers. You have free use of the kitchen to prepare other meals and a list of recommendations how to make the most of your time off.
The local community has generously offered the ‘Casa Comunal’ (village hall) as the volunteers’ living quarters. As it is a community building which often receives visitors, we ask for it to be kept clean and tidy - for which volunteers are responsible.
There are two dormitories with a total of 8 beds, bathroom (with hot water) and a kitchen used exclusively for volunteer use (apart from the odd community event). It’s clean and has all the basics to help you feel at home.
Activities & Shift
>>> TYPICAL WORKDAY OUTLINE <<<
Work Days: Monday to Thursday
- 7.45am: Collection of Tools/Equipment
- 8.00am: Group Check-in (with all volunteers and interns)
- 8.30am: Building Work on the Cultural Centre
- 12.30pm: Communal Lunch
- 1pm: Free Time
- 3pm - 5pm: English Class for Community (Thursdays, Optional)
>>> SKILLS <<<
We are specifically looking for volunteers with the following skill-set:
- General Building
- Plumbing & Water Filtration
>>> ATTITUDE <<<
It's often said that the people make the place. In creating a positive, environment, experience shows us that we're looking for people who have the following qualities:
- Interpersonal skills
- Cultural sensitivity
We have few 'rules'. However, we are looking for responsible, optimistic, and self-motivated volunteers who can take the initiative and work well in a diverse team.