School of Santa Anita

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Come and volunteer in Santa Anita.We are always looking for people to come help around the community.

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Why not come and volunteer in Santa Anita?

We are looking for people to come help around the community:

  • work the communal land
  • work with families in their plots
  • teach English in our schools
  • help in the office
  • do whatever needs to be done!

Read below what one volunteer has to say about his experience in Santa Anita.

Michael helping out the community My name is Michael Skillicorn from New Salem, MA and I have been living in the community Santa Anita la Unión for 4 months.  One week from today, I will be leaving to head home.

What can I say about Santa Anita and about my time there?  To begin with, I can tell about when I first arrived to the community, speaking very little Spanish and with out a clue of what to expect.  I showed up on the first day, walking through the center of the small village with my massive backpack and found the Casa Grande which is where visitors stay.  I talked with Andrea, the women in charge of the eco-tourism project, she gave me my room and I got settled in.  It was a naturally very uncomfortable situation for me.  I was new to the place, unsure of exactly what I was doing there or even what I wanted to do there.  My Spanish was also terrible, making it very hard to communicate with people.  But I will tell you that on that first day and on every single day that has passed since then I have felt welcomed into the community with open arms.

The people in Santa Anita are amazingly amiable; they understand when I can’t say what I want, they are interested in my story, where I come from and what kind of a person I am, and they invite me into their homes and tell me about their stories.  It was really amazing for me to experience that kind of trust and friendship from people I had never met before.  The relationships I have made there are lasting ones, really, and I’ll never forget the place or the people.

If you have any questions, send me an email at [email protected]

A volunteer, helping with the coffee harvest Digging a water line Learning how to make tortillas Helping with planting
Helping with the coffee harvest
Digging a water line
Learning how to make tortillas
Helping with planting