Because of the nature of the work, volunteers are not required to have a specific skillset; however, they should be willing to perform manual labor and have an interest in learning about conservation and sustainability. Having a basic understanding of Spanish will make it easier to communicate. The local staff have a small understanding of English and are intersted in learning more. Most of the time, tasks are communicated through writing on the white-board and though demonstration or usage of volunteers that can translate.
When working at the Hacienda or traveling in general, it is suggested that volunteers have traveler's insurance for emergencies. Volunteers are not covered by the Hacienda if injury occurs.
The Hacienda is specifically looking for people with knowledge in sustainable practices that are available for longer term to help assist in implementing new technologies.