Work trade opportunity in Costa Rica for eco fans
Rancho Margot is a family enterprise and eco-lodge focused on sustainable business operation and living in Costa Rica. With a staff of 45 people, an average of 8 rotating volunteers and upwards of 10,000 annual visitors, the hotel operation is based on an unique permaculture design as a closed loop, and natural resources conservation. Rancho Margot’s commitment includes a Community-based program in order to provide more opportunities for the children and youth of our community through an “After School Program”. The eco-lodge located in a lush lakeside valley between rain and cloud forests in a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve.
The Volunteer Work Exchange program at Rancho Margot allows responsible individuals to work six days each week, for six hours each day in exchange for full room and board. All volunteers get one day off each week. The type of work that volunteers are asked to do varies greatly depending on the priorities of the Ranch as well as the skills and experience of each volunteer.
Volunteers needed in the following fields
Must be capable of strenuous labor. Tasks in our produce farm include watering the plants each morning, preparing beds, creating new gardens, spreading compost, planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting plants. You will be working with shovels, machetes, hoes, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, pruners, and knife sharpeners.
General maintenance and grounds keeping
This can include taking care of the gardens, cleaning the paths around the hotel, power-washing, cleaning the reception area, cleaning the bar and restaurant area, cleaning the lake area, raking leaves, mowing lawns, chopping wood, and more.
Working with our housekeeping staff includes cleaning the rooms and bungalows where guests stay, washing the walls, furniture, and mattresses, cleaning bathrooms, changing sheets, and doing laundry
- Yoga Instructors (must be certified)
- Community service (some Spanish required)
- Chefs, Sous Chefs
- Bakers and/or Skilled Pastry Chefs
- Skilled Butchers & Cheese-Makers
- Construction & Carpentry
You need to submit a 2 minute video where you’d answerthe questions below:
- Why do you want to come to Rancho Margot?
- Give a short introduction to your unique set of skills and how you feel they will be a benefit to the ranch.
- Tell a story about an adventure you have been on. What do you feel you gained from the experience?
Upload your video to youtube as a private link and send it along with your application!
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