Playa Viva Volunteer Application - Season 12
Please complete form per instructions below. If you have any comments or questions, please include in the "Why You" section below. If you are applying as a group (2 or more people), please indicated this also in the "Why You" section and be sure to indicate if you are "all or none" or if it is OK for one of you to be accepted and the other(s) not.
Our previous volunteers have published both a Manual and and Orientation Guide for Volunteers which will be provided to you after you submit this application and you have been selected for an interview. This will answer many questions you have about volunteering. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.
Name (or names if applying as a couple)
Enter first name and last name
Best email address where you can be reached
Skype Address and Whatsapp Number
Interviews are scheduled via Skype or Whatsapp. Please include both your Skype address and phone number for Whatsapp.
How did you hear about volunteering at Playa Viva?
Select from options below or enter 'Other'.
Playa Viva website
General Web Search/Google
Referral by friend or family
Spanish Speaking Abilities
List from 0-5, where 0 is No Spanish, 1 is Beginner, 2 is Early-Intermediate, 3 is Intermediate, 4 is Upper Intermediate/Advanced, 5 is Fluent/Native Speaker
Fluent or Native Speaker
Based on housing requirements we place males and females in separate rooms so we need to know where to place you and make sure we have enough space. Playa Viva does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, or age when selecting volunteers.
Applicants must be at least 18 years or older to apply. Similar to our question on gender, we like to have an idea of how best to accommodate you in shared housing. Playa Viva does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, or age when selecting volunteers.
Location - Where are you currently located
Country, State and City as applicable
Are you currently volunteering, if so, doing what kind of work and where?
Start Date (either 15th or 1st of the month)
Please let us know the earliest date you are available to start to volunteer with us. To stagger volunteers and have them overlap in work areas and provide knowledge transfer, we ask that volunteers start in middle or the beginning of each month.
We REQUIRE A MINIMUM STAY OF 3 MONTHS. Please let us know the last date you plan to or would like to stay with us. We do allow some volunteers with HIGHLY SPECIALIZED SKILLS to say less than 3 months. See skills section below. Please also note that we often give priority to those who can stay longer than 3 months.
Specific Volunteer Position
We have narrowed down the volunteer positions to a few key roles that add significant value to the local ecology and community. Please pick from the list below ONLY if it suites your particular skills and interest. If you have a specific skill s other than the 5 items listed below, please choose other and specify in the next set of questions.
Turtle Sanctuary Coordinator or Volunteer
English (ESL) Teacher
Permaculture and Farm to Table
Community Activities (sports, art, dance usually with children)
Animal Welfare (involves fundraising and community organizing)
Please briefly why you would be the right addition to our volunteer team
Background, Education, Training and Special Skills
Please list relevant background, education, training and/or special skills obtained that would qualify you for the type of work you are looking to perform at Playa Viva.
Best time for Skype/Whatsapp Interview - Allow 30-40min
After we receive your application, we'll schedule a short call to discuss your application. Volunteer interviews are conducted during working hours (CDT) 9am-5pm M-F. Please write the date and time you are available. If not available during working hours, please note a date and time that works for you.
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