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
On the following list you can read about the various possibilities for doing volunteer work. Please read carefully. 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 80 usd for 2 weeks volunteering, 130 usd for 1 months volunteering and 200 usd for 1 1/2 months volunteering. People staying 2 moths get free acc and free food as we explain before. Those prices include the accommodation in the volunteers house, and 3 meals a day. We ask 30 hours work weekly. I’d like to say that we really prefer volunteers staying 2 months as we explain before, but we open those possibilities because many travelers do not have much time and is a good opportunity for the interested people to save some money and learn something.