Volunteers are highly appreciated in La Florida. As a volunteer, you can get your hands dirty helping out in the fields and in the everyday work in the community, working from 8am -1pm. Help is needed in the collective plantations as well as in the various projects run in the community. The Community is also very grateful for any special skill, idea or project initiative you may wish to share with them. All volunteer work is coordinated by the Coordinator of Work in the Ecotourism Committee.
Please note that the volunteer work is likely to change according to the season and the needs of the Community.
Both visitors and volunteers live the large Casa Grande, the home of the former landowner. The over 100-year old house is rustic, but definitely not without charm! You may choose to live in a dorm or a private bedroom.
Eating with the local families you will get to truly know the community. In their homes you will share their meals as well as their experience, while practicing your Spanish skills. The families are well accustomed to visitors, and for example vegetarian food is easily available. The food consists of typical local dishes and the women take pride in using the natural resources grown in the Community. For the families preparing meals for visitors is an important additional income.
For groups of 8 or more, the Ecotourism Project offers the option of a Group Menu. The group can choose their personal menu from a list of dishes available. The food will be prepared in the Community Kitchen in the Casa Grande by the women from the village.
Visiting La Florida, you have the option to cook your own meals. The Community Kitchen is at your use, and kitchen utilities can be rented for 5Q a day. Some basic food supplies can be found in the community; however, it is recommendable to make most of your shopping in the closest town of Colomba.