Volunteer

VOLUNTEER AT IMAP

Through our volunteer program, you can offer a helping hand for IMAP’s ongoing projects on-site and within the communities while learning and sharing experiences about permaculture. Generally, volunteers’ time is shared between daily activities geared toward maintenance and improvement of the permaculture centre, and IMAP’s ongoing projects.

Long term volunteers (six months or more) will have the opportunity to get more involved in IMAP’s operations and community life, through work in team meetings, seed fairs, and local events.

On-site tasks include

  • Maintenance and improvement of gardens, nurseries and gardens
  • Construction of new infrastructure, bio-construction and construction using recycled materials (buildings, solar showers, terraces, paths)
  • Sustainable  technology projects (eg. solar ovens)
  • Documentation (inventory and labeling of plant species)
  • Seed bank support (germination tests, seed catalogue,  packing of seeds for sale, selection and preparation of seeds)

We also seek volunteers with knowledge of and experience in

  • Social media
  • Marketing & sales
  • Fundraising

volunteer tomato plantWhat we require of volunteers

  • Minimum 1 month commitment, or an alternative schedule as negotiated with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Intermediate conversational Spanish
  • Independent, self-motivated, open-minded, inventive and resourceful attitude
  • Interest in working with local communities
  • Committed to the environment

Costs

Your contribution is very important – it goes toward supporting IMAP’s operations and keeping the volunteer program self-sufficient (not depending on external financing).

Staying At IMAP 

  • In an ecological guesthouse – Q 65 per night (see housing options here)
  • One week Q 50 per night
  • One Month Q 40 per night
  • Camping (tent not included) – Q 35 per night

Homestays 

Q 55 per night + Q15 per meal
Interested in volunteering at IMAP? Please send us your IMAP volunteer application form and your current CV at imapvisitantes@gmail.com.