El Zopilote is a Permaculture Farm & Hostel located on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua. We have already in place a fully productive organic garden, an observatory tower, a water filtering system based on constructed wetland, a yoga outdoor studio and we produce our own organic food. Since there is always plenty to do here we always have our arms open for volunteers and we have different opportunities as Volunteering, Receptionist, Pizza Night Manager, Organic Shop Manager, General Assistant, Yoga teacher.
Come to see how an organic tropical farm functions from day to day. .We always seek to innovate and by helping and contributing in ongoing and/or new projects, you will experientially learn numerous skills.Please, any option you choose, fill up our ''FORM''
VOLUNTEERING AT '' EL ZOPILOTE ''
As a volunteer, you will learn the daily ins and outs of a tropical organic farm and acquire new skills working in the gardens, helping prepare some of the many natural products we sell in our shop, or lending an extra helping hand wherever it is needed. No more than one week minimum commitment is required. Volunteers has to pay the normal rent of the hostel and their food ( please check this website in ACCOMMODATIONS )
Additional opportunities are also available for those interested in staying a minimum of 2 months, in exchange for full room and board. These positions are listed below, along with general expectations and responsibilities.
OPTION 1 – Receptionist
Duties include welcoming and registering El Zopilote guests and assisting in the shop. Must be diligent, responsible and personable. 2 month minimum commitment required. Spanish and English speaker
OPTION 2 - Pizza Night Manager
Manage pizza nights at El Zopilote three nights a week, including receiving advance orders from guests and visitors, processing payment, and ensuring smooth delivery at the restaurant. This will only take a few hours of your day each time but will require that you be detail oriented, well organized and love working with people. 2 month minimum commitment required. Spanish and English speaker.
Option 3 - BuShop Manager
Manage the main El Zopilote shop ( The BuShop ) in the town of Madronal. including selling and organizing the products. Located in a large, yellow school bus near one of the farm exits, the shop gets lots of new visitors, so you will also be spreading the word about our farm to potential guests as the first “face of El Zopilote” they see. Please be well organized and personable. Preference is for a couple that will manage and live in the store. 2 month minimum commitment required. Languages: spanish and English
Option 4 - Yoga Teacher
Teach morning yoga classes to guests Monday through Friday. Style and length will be your choice, we just ask that you have previous teaching experience. Our yoga studio is located on a beautiful outdoor pavilion overlooking the garden and has a sound system for music, as needed. The rest is up to you! 2 month minimum commitment required. Lanuages: spanish and English
Option 5 - General Assistant
Your primary responsibility will be to help manage and supervise all volunteer activity in El Zopilote’s main garden, JARDIN DEL MUNDO. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the preparation and packaging of our natural homemade products, as well as daily errands at El Zopilote, as needed.Ideal candidate speaks Spanish and English and has previous experience working with tools (ie ax, machete, pick, shovel, etc.) preferably on a farm.Please apply one month in advance if interested, and include a photo along with relevant background information. 2 month minimum commitment required. Languages: Spanish and English