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CONTACT INFO

8 Km de Tilarán camino hacia Nuevo Arenal, ruta 142, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Phone: (506) 2695-5050 0 (506) 8443-9198
Email: info@lakearenalhotel.com


                                                                LAKE ARENAL HOTEL & BREWERY 
                                                                       VOLUNTEER PROGRAM


Thank you
for your interest in our volunteer program! We are looking forward to receiving help with our many projects. All volunteers who are interested in joining our team must follow the same application process, which is detailed in this document.

But first…learn a little more about us!

This hotel was designed and built by Jean Paul, the owner, in 1992. Architecturally, he based himself on the Knossos Palace, located in Crete, Greece. The brewery was added to our grounds in 2011, making us Costa Rica’s 1st hotel and brewery of Costa Rica! Our grounds spread over 18 acres of land and we are so much more than the hotel and brewery!

Take a look at what we do:

- We build and customize green-living container houses. http://b-green.org
- We have a dairy farm, which provides us with cheese and milk
- We have a pig farm, which provides us with both methane gas (which we use for cooking) and fertilizer for farming.
- We cultivate seasonal foods and herbs in our organic gardens and hydroponic systems.
- We have one of the biggest outdoor skate parks in Costa Rica: Tilawa Skate Park!
- Our hotel amenities include: pool, jacuzzi, tennis court, gardens and resting areas.

We are a small community that loves nature! A lot of efforts were put towards reducing our carbon footprint and we always think-up new projects to be even more eco-friendly. One of our goals is to share these sustainability initiatives with the volunteers that come spend time with us. We like cooperating with different people who can share their ideas and knowledge with us!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER for one (or more) of our areas:
- Reception
- Cleaning
- Gardening
- Maintenance
- Kitchen
- Bar
- Brewery

To learn more about the available opportunities, please see the next page for specific details regarding each opportunity. Overall, we require a minimum of 5 hours/day, 5 days/week. In exchange, you will receive: free accommodation (in a dorm of 8 beds, shared with other volunteers), 1 free meal per day (lunch or dinner), free access to a fully equipped kitchen, access to all hotel amenities, access to our laundry service (1 time/week) and discounted meals, drinks & tours!

To apply towards one or more opportunities, please send your proposal via e-mail to veronica@lakearenalhotel.com. Use the subject line: Volunteer Proposal – <Your complete name>. We will then review your proposal (note that you can apply for more than one opportunity at a time) and you will receive a response within a few days if your candidature has been accepted and more details will be provided at that time.

OPPORTUNITIES

RECEPTION

JOB DESCRIPTION: Welcome clients, process client check-in and checkouts, social media work.
SCHEDULE 7am to 12pm or 4pm to 9pm
BENEFITS Free lunch or dinner // Invitation to staff party on Fridays.

CLEANING

JOB DESCRIPTION: Help with room and general cleaning.
SCHEDULE: 8am to 1pm
BENEFITS: Free lunch // invitation to staff party on Fridays.

Gardening

JOB DESCIPTION: Maintain gardens, potted plants and hydroponic system.
Collect fruits, vegetables and herbs.
SCHEDULE: 9 am to 2pm
BENEFITS: Free lunch // Invitation to staff party on Fridays.

Maintenance
DESCRIPTION: Restoration and deep cleaning projects.
SCHEDULE: 8am to 1pm
BENEFITS: Free lunch // Invitation to staff party on Fridays.

WEBSITE/Graphic design
DESCRIPTION: Help build and update 3 websites.
SCHEDULE: To be determined
BENEFITS: Free lunch or dinner // Free tours (some conditions apply) // Invitation to staff party on Fridays.

MUSICIAN
DESCRIPTION: Perform live music in our bar/restaurant.
Note: To apply for this opportunity, you must send us a video of you performing.
SCHEDULE: To be determined
BENEFITS Free lunch or dinner // Earn tips // Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Artist/painter
DESCRIPTION: Create murals, signs and other different creative projects.
Note: To apply for this opportunity, you must send us pictures of your art.
SCHEDULE: To be determined
BENEFITS: Free lunch or dinner // Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Videographer
DESCRIPTION: Create, edit and finalize videos.
Note: To apply for this opportunity, you must have all the necessary equipment and you must send us 3 of your video creations.
SCHEDULE: To be determined
BENEFITS Free lunch or dinner // Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Certified massage therapist
Offer your services to the hotel clients.
Note: To apply for this opportunity, you must have all the necessary equipment and provide details of your experience and certification(s).
SCHEDULE: To be determined
BENEFITS: Earn money for your services // Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Kitchen help

DESCRIPTION: The kitchen can always use an extra hand with cleaning, washing dishes, bringing the plates to the restaurant.
SCHEDULE: To be determined
Depending on the level of help needed, you may make a deal with the kitchen. For an extra meal, for example.


IMPORTANT: We will not accept any applicants for any of the waitressing/bartending opportunities via email. You must first work in any other position that are listed above for approximately 1 week before applying for these opportunities


Waitressing / BARTENDING OPPORTUNITIES

Morning waitress: assist with breakfast preparation, service and cleaning.
6am to 11am
Free lunch - Tips - Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Afternoon waitress: assist with service, cleaning and changing kegs.
SCHEDULE 11am to 4pm
BENEFITS: Free lunch or dinner, Tips, Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Evening waitress: assist with service, cleaning and changing kegs.
SCHEDULE 4pm to 9pm
BENEFITS Free lunch or dinner // TipS // Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Bartender: assist behind the bar and with service to tables if needed.
SCHEDULE To be determined
BENEFITS Free lunch or dinner // Tips // Invitation to Staff party on Fridays.

Want to earn some extra cash? Check these out:

Be a seller! Sell tours to earn commissions. Sell growlers and/or t-shirts to earn free beer. Sell one of our container houses or one of our properties earn a commission.

Be a Tour Guide! Give brewery and/or farm tours and earn tips

Let us know if you are interested!

Pura Vida!