Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Program at Fungi Academy has three styles of involvement with varying degrees of commitment, responsibilities, and areas of focus. Every new volunteer starts as an Explorer  with the possibility to become a Leader after completing the first month. Our Core Team will assess together with you if you are suitable for that position. After continuous deep involvement over at least half a year and taking over a certain role in the team a permanent residency can be considered.

Explorer

Daily Contribution

50Q*

Working Hours

5h per day 5 days per week

Minimum Commitment

1 month

Skill needed

- Positive attitude
- Strong work ethic
- Open mind
- High physical mobility

Tasks

- Cooking
- Housekeeping
- executing physical projects in construction, permaculture, laboratory or social media/writing

Basic Compensation

- 3 vegetarian meals a day
- Lodging
- Mentoring

Lodging

Camping, dorm or communal area

Rewards

- Participation in one of the weekly Mushroom Workshop
- Receive mentoring and teaching
- Experience living in an intentional community

Leader

Daily Contribution

40Q* in second month
30Q* in third month

Working hours

5h per day 5 days per week

Minimum Commitment

2 months

Skills Needed

- Working knowledge in an area we actively need (see below)

Tasks

- Cooking
- Housekeeping
- Executing project in a designated field (construction, marketing, kitchen permaculture or laboratory)

Basic Compensation

- 3 vegetarian meals a day
- Lodging
- Mentoring

Lodging

Dorm, semi-private lodging if available

Reward

- Experience and learn to lead groups and meetings
- Expand your skill set in different areas
- Opportunity to teach in workshops and courses

Resident

Daily Contribution

None

Working Hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum Commitment

6 months+

Skills Needed

- Continuous commitment to the project

Tasks

- Ensure sustainability of the long term vision
- Evolve the strategic plan for the community
- Lead a designated area in the community

Basic Compensation

- 3 vegetarian meals a day
- Lodging
- Mentoring

Lodging

Private Lodging

Reward

- Income from the courses
- Learn about community and project management
- Be part of a flourishing start-up

*Shared Communal Costs include accommodation, food (2 communal meals per day + access to the food to prepare are third meal and cook on the weekends), internet, electricity, gas for cooking and everything else we share communally. Fungi Academy community is not for profit and no part of the Shared Communal Costs is going to anyone’s pocket, ever! The only way we can sustainable be open for you to live here is if we all share the communal costs.

If at any point of your stay you feel like you need more time off, then you can become a Guest for a day or few.

 

We are currently looking for

people who are trained in the following areas:

  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Videographing
  • Web Writing
  • Social Media (experience in Facebook and Instagram, creation of memes, posts and newsletter)
  • Permaculture/Landscaping (experience in tropical climate with strong rainy and dry seasons)
  • Project and Volunteer Management
  • Kitchen Management

Interested in Volunteering at Fungi Academy?

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Things to bring

  • Lots of Love for Mushrooms
  • Your own food for snacking
  • A torch for night time
  • Mosquito repellent if you’re sensitive, there are not too many around
  • ORGANIC shampoo, soap.., all our waste water goes into nature
  • Hiking shoes/boots in rainy season
  • Enough money to pay for your whole stay in cash (Quetzales)
  • Please don’t bring any unnecessary trash, we are a no-waste project and recycle everything

The first 2 weeks is a trial period and are not refundable. This is really important for you and also for us to feel out if we can collaborate together.

Please arrive on a Sunday, so we can start the week together on Monday with a Morning Circle and a tour of the property.

If you have special skills to offer but don’t have sufficient funds we are always open to find different solutions. Please contact us anyways. We can also give discounts to people from low income countries on a case-by-case basis.