The success of our work at Maya Traditions is made possible through the constant support of volunteers. Here, we introduce volunteer Alix who is currently supporting our work in Guatemala:
My name is Alix and I’m currently volunteering in the Organic Medicinal Herb Garden for Maya Traditions Foundation. I’ve been here for two weeks and am looking forward to my last three. I’ve been enjoying every minute of this opportunity to work alongside very knowledgeable people. My main focus is to learn more about medicinal plants and sustainable practices, and I believe I’m in the right place for it!!
I’m studying geography at Sonoma State University and have always had an interest in sustainability. My current job at the university is as a sustainability coordinator where I focus on strengthening environmentally friendly practices within the campus and community. I’m very excited to continue applying these practices in a region that I’ve always been fascinated about. I have found Guatemala to be rich in culture and natural beauty and I’m glad to have this experience.
I chose Maya Traditions Foundations not only because of the opportunity to expand my knowledge on medicinal plants, but also for the organization’s focus on long-term sustainability.
For more information on volunteering with Maya Traditions, visit: http://www.mayatraditions.org/?page_id=67