Volunteer with Organic Farming in Ecuador

Organic Farming in EcuadorGo for a trip in Ecuador and volunteer on organic farming in a community in the cloud forest. In addition to everyday family opportunities in town such as feeding animals, hand-milking cows, cultivating vegetables in the organic community farm and weeding gardens, working in the plant nursery, creating footpaths in the cloud forest, the community has several specialised farming volunteer opportunities.

Leisure Activities in Ecuador

This is complemented by a wide range of leisure activities for the free time, such as: horse riding, bird watching, swim in rivers and waterfalls, visit the museum and enjoy the stunning cloud forests.

Join us for the experience of your lifetime!

You may combine organic farming with other volunteer projects

Volunteers have the opportunity to teach English, work in the vegetable gardens, in the medicinal plant section, work in the craft workshop, plant coffee trees and pick coffee beans, hand milk cows, create footpaths in the cloud forest, and much more. Volunteers have a very personal experience with a flexible approach, which guarantees that different volunteering activities can be chosen and tried during their placements.

 

 

 

Start Dates & Duration

Projects in Ecuador start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

The bus from Quito to the community departs at 5:00pm everyday and the community together with host families greet volunteers when they arrive. You usually arrive in Quito over the weekend to get the bus on Saturdays or Sundays. You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks.

Orientation

Orientation takes place on Monday, or on the next day after the arrival if you arrive in a different day.

 

Fees

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

Volunteer in Ecuador Program Fees

What is included in the program fee?
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • 3 meals per day
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in Ecuador.

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Ecuador programs normally find US$ 20 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.

Please bring small bills to the community; it is hard to find change sometimes.

 

Accommodation

Location:

The project is in a rural community set in the beautiful Ecuadorian cloud forest in the Andean mountains to the north of Ecuador. It is 2,5 hours by bus from Quito, Ecuador’s capital.

Brimming with exciting activities for adventurous travellers, a variety of important volunteer and learning opportunities, and a community grassroots reforestation program. It is a trend-setting community, deeply rooted in the traditions of its Yumbo ancestors.

Accommodation & Meals

You are provided with a private room and three traditional Ecuadorian meals per day. The village is centred around a street, which runs through the middle and most of the homestays will be around this and the centre of the village, within a 5 minute walk. During your homestay you will experience the tranquillity and kindness of Ecuadorian lifestyle, culture and cuisine. We can cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements.

 

Volunteer Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of the placement. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance.

Language Requirements for Ecuador Volunteers

Knowledge of basic Spanish is desired but not a pre-requisite. You will already learn a lot staying with a local family, but if you would like to speed up your learning, we recommend that you take advantage of a very affordable Spanish course taught by a lady from the community: only U$ 5 per hour.

Safety

Ecuador has quickly become the safest country in Latin America (South and Central America). You feel totally safe and confident to explore the country.

The community is perfectly safe, but when in Quito you should take some precautions and be careful with your possessions.

 

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