El Zopilote is a farm inspired by the principles of Permaculture and at the same time a hostel and guest house. In both fields a lot of work is necessary to run, maintain and develop the project so volunteers are more than welcome. There is always so much to do that the opportunities for all kinds of volunteer work are not lacking. To name a few: Manager on pizza nights, manager of the organic shop, gardener, yoga teacher, runner. By participating in the project you will enrich us with your experience and ideas while at the same time acquiring new capacities and skills for yourself. We usually employ 10/12 volunteers.
FREE FOOD AND FREE ACCOMMODATION VOLUNTEERING (MINIMUM 2 MONTHS STAY)
If you interested the best way to work here is to show up at the reception desk with 2 months time and speak with the volunteer coordinator, because we really prefer to speak with the people in person (not by email or Skype). Is important for the aspiring volunteers to see in person the place where is going to live for 2 months and if we fit together.
If you are interested but you cannot show up at the reception, please fill in the form on the bottom of the page, but remember that our suggestion is to be here to speak with us. We ask you to enroll at least one month prior to your visit and to attach a recent photograph and a list of your skills, past experience and know how.
To learn new skills and languages takes time, we therefore DO NOT ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS FOR A PERIOD OF LESS THAN TWO MONTHS. During your time as a volunteer you will receive free board and lodging, if, however, you should decide to interrupt your volunteer services before the 2 months we will charge you following the normal prices of the hostel
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE 2 MONTHS TIME, BUT YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER
As many people want to volunteer here but they do not have 2 months time, we introduce new deals: we ask 150 usd for 2 weeks volunteering sleeping in a Hammock with mosquito net, and 210 usd for 2 week volunteering sleeping in a Dormitory with mosquito net. Those prices include the accommodation in a hammock or dormitory bed both with mosquito net and 3 meals a day ( breakfast you can choose what you want , and at lunch and dinner there is the volunteers menu). People choosing this option will work in different area of the farm and we will try to teach more things we can. Is a good opportunity for people interested in learning how a tropical farm/hostel is working and how to be sustainable .