Green New World: Volunteer as an Internship Coordinator
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Green New World
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Finca Nuevo Mundo
Green New World’s educational research center, Finca Nuevo Mundo is being developed in the valley of Tzununa close to the shores of Lake Atitlan in the Highlands of Guatemala to experiment and showcase regenerative and sustainable living models while restoring harmony with nature. Our models integrate principles and designs from numerous fields such as permaculture, biophilic design, holistic sciences, biomimicry and appropriate technology with focus on shelter, water, energy, food and zero waste systems.
We are currently building a Carbon Negative Net Zero model home known as the House Of PeacE aka HOPE which is an experimental prototype to develop autonomous regenerative residential buildings. The structure consists of a cluster of four interwoven domes out of Superadobe also known as Earthbags that form a peace symbol. HOPE integrates a holistic water system with a rain catchment, a water recycling system where every drop of water is used 4 times, natural grey-water filters, a hybrid renewable energy system and a sewage recycling system to make biogas while capturing atmospheric carbon dioxide and converting it to organic fertilizer and soil amendments. For more information please visit www.greennewworld.org/HouseOfPeace.html.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Green New World offers four Internship Programs in Natural Building, Permaculture, Appropriate Technology and Specialty Polyculture Coffee. The programs are intended to provide skills, knowledge and experience with exposure to experimental techniques.
We seek a friendly and responsible volunteer as an internship coordinator that will tend to the needs of interns and provide them guidance and support during their one month stay. We ask for a three month minimum commitment.
We offer a great opportunity to experience and learn sustainable living in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. We provide food, lodging, access to the polyculture food forest, sauna and exposure to the amazing people our project attracts! For those willing to stay beyond 3 months we offer a stipend.