• Get Involved

    We are now looking for dedicated volunteers to help us in local markets and the HC office!

  • Share Your Stories

    Our market volunteers will represent Human Connections in local markets and share their powerful experiences with potential tour guests.

  • Gain Valuable Experience

    Our Administrative Assistants will acquire valuable experience in data entry and working with a small, dynamic team.

VOLUNTEERING WITH HUMAN CONNECTIONS

Thank you for taking the time to visit our volunteer portal! Volunteering with Human Connections allows you to connect with the community of Bucerías and contribute towards sustainable development in the area. Volunteers will gain valuable experience learning about social enterprises and will make significant contributions to the growth of Human Connections. By understanding how we implement our core values of sustainability and responsible tourism into our programs, you will become an expert in all things Human Connections and develop your own perspective on tourism and the exchange of cultures.

We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application!

CURRENT OPENINGS

Market Coordinator

Our Market Coordinators make it possible for HC to have stands at local farmer’s markets. They coordinate HC Ambassadors to ensure each stand is properly staffed and has all needed materials and support.

A Strong Candidate will:

  • Have experience with Human Connections and/or volunteering before
  • Be able to either set up or close the booth on market days
  • Have interest in international development and/or community building
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months of volunteering
  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about our mission and eager to learn/help.

We’d be really excited to have someone who:

  • Has experience living in or around Bucerías
  • Knows how to operate a smartphone
  • Has access to their own form of transportation
  • Has experience in public relations, human resources or communications
  • Is flexible with scheduling shifts and taking on multiple projects/assignments
  • Can volunteer in the market the whole season

HC Ambassador

HC Ambassadors will be our official spokesman/ spokeswoman on behalf of Human Connections. They will engage with our tour guests to promote Human Connections’ mission and programs in local markets.

A Strong Candidate Will:

  • Have an interest in learning about cultural development and community involvement
  • Speak English
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be an enthusiastic individual who is a passionate speaker and eager to share Human Connections’ mission with potential tour guests in market spaces.
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months of volunteering

We’d be really excited to have someone who:

  • Speaks Spanish
  • Is available to consistently work at least one shift during the whole high season ( Late November- April)
  • Has access to their own form of transportation

HC Administrative Assistant

Our HC Administrative assistants will take on the role of assisting our HC staff team in the office with administrative tasks. They will gain valuable experience in data entry, organization and working with a small dynamic team.

A Strong Candidate will:

  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Be interested in working in a multicultural environment
  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about our mission and eager to learn/help.
  • Have an interest in international development and/or community building
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months of  volunteering

We’d be really excited to have someone who:

  • Can support us in our office at least once a week over the course of the whole high season (November-April)
  • Is bilingual

Testimonials

“Working at Human Connections has been a life-changing experience. Having the chance to be a small part of this amazing team throughout these few years has given me the opportunity to work with a team of truly inspiring professionals. Working here has also made me much more perceptive to the necessities of my own community and better prepared to strategize actions that aim to benefit everyone involved in a project. The Human Connections community, which includes staff and local partners, is committed to a sustainable model of tourism which values I believe are essential for promoting positive and responsible economic and social progress. I feel extremely lucky to continue to be in touch with the team of Human Connections, and forever grateful for the many lessons, professional and personal, that I learn as I continue to be inspired by their work.”

Nadyieli González OrtizStudent Volunteeer

“Volunteering with Human Connections has had such a profound influence on my life.   It has given me the opportunity to witness the positive effects they are having on the lives of so many in the local community as well as to see the new insight gained by visitors who participate in the cultural day tour. Go beyond being just another tourist to this beautiful corner of the world. Volunteer with Human Connections and connect to both the local community and to other like-minded ex-pats. You will truly make a difference while having fun! ”

Marge SotomayorMarket Volunteer

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