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Playa Viva does NOT discriminate based on age, gender, sexual preference, race, religious beliefs, political affiliation or other characteristics. We welcome all who can genuinely and positively contribute to improving the local community, ecology and ecosystem.
Volunteers to Playa Viva social impact endeavors, permaculture garden, the local turtle sanctuary and other activities are housed in the nearby (3km from Playa Viva) community of Juluchuca, Guerrero, Mexico. This is a small village with a population of no more than 600 people. It is a safe town but you should take normal precautions as you would traveling anywhere. Playa Viva cannot insure your health and security while serving as a volunteer and you will be required to sign a waiver during your volunteer engagement.
We offer 2 meals a day to volunteers that coincide with the meal time of Playa Viva employees. "Almuerzo" is traditionally at 9-10AM (late breakfast) and then "Comida" or late lunch is served at 2-3PM. You will be invited about once per week (or more depending on the type of work you are doing and the occupancy and guest types at Playa Viva) to join the Playa Viva guests for meals in the main dining room. When invited, you are invited in order to share your experience as a volunteer with the guests to create a realistic and positive experience for the guest and hopefully to have the guests engage deeper with the local community. Julia Garcia, the General Manager of Playa Viva, will be the person in charge of inviting you to join meals with guests.
Volunteers should keep in mind that guests are paying for their stay at Playa Viva and thus deserve the full and unobstructed use of facilities during their stay. As a volunteer, we hope and expect that you will engage with guests in order to provide the guests with a deeper experience through their interaction with the local ecosystem with you as their guide. You are only limited in the use of Playa Viva facilities in that we are all here in support of the Playa Viva guests. The beach, trails, etc. are obviously always available for your use. When a group reserves the entire property of Playa Viva for a private event/stay we are even more sensitive of that parties rights to total privacy of the location. Please check with Julia on status of guests and privacy.