Volunteer on an Organic MicroFarm, Retreat Center and B&B in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru




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  • Description


    We are looking for volunteers with experience in the following fields:

    Cooking, Landscaping, Gardening, Home Renovation, Carpentry & Painting, Electrician, Web Development (Wordpress) and Marketing. Please see our website at mistica-andina.com.

    If you would like to apply, please find more information below about the area we live and the application we require you to complete.

    We are an alternating community of dedicated gardeners, builders, staff and volunteers who all share a passion for organic, non-GMO food, alternative farming disciplines, ecologically balanced business and the beauty and magic of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We study metaphysical and spiritual practices like Yoga and Meditation, Astrology and NLP and more. We host and participate in plant medicine ceremonies like Ayahuasca, Santo Daime and Wuachuma. We prefer volunteers over 24. We ask that you have experience with one of the skills we have mentioned above. We prefer stays OVER 2 MONTHS or more, although we consider shorter stays for skilled people. It's a plus if you are relocating to this area. We prefer that you speak at least some basic Spanish.

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    Due to being a very popular location for volunteers and due to only accepting no more than 4 at a time, we have a very thorough selection process. If inquiring, please fill in the following questions, if this is not completed on your inquiry we may not respond.

    We receive many more requests than we can accept. Your response will help us consider your request. Please be specific, let us know your experience and elaborate as much as you can.


    - Your Name:

    - Dates you are requesting? (Remember One Month Minimum Only!)
    Arrival Date:
    Departure Date:

    - Your Age (Must be 25 years and older):

    - Your Date of Birth:

    - Your Gender:

    - What country are you currently living in?

    - What languages you speak? Please give detail about level.

    - Have you Volunteered or Wwoof'ed before? Please describe experience: Where, what kind of work and how long.

    - Do you have farming or gardening experience? Please describe:

    - What other skills do you have?
    Examples: Carpentry, Web development, Teaching English, other useful skills for our operation:

    - What is your education?

    - If you are more than 1 person inquiring, what is your relationship?

    - What are your overall travel plans for South America and Peru?

    - Do you understand that Volunteering commitments are serious and that if you are accepted and confirm dates, you will be expected to keep that commitment?

    - What is important to you about Volunteering?

    - What is important to you about Volunteering here?

    Thank you for taking the time to fill in our application form. We will try to notify you of our decision but we have many enquiries a day, so make yours stand out and count!

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas which is primarily an indigenous culture, speaking Quechua and Spanish. We are surrounded by ancient Incan ruins throughout the Sacred Valley. The culture of this valley dates to Pre-Incan times. In the environment, travellers can learn about ancient Incan or current Quechua cultures. On the farm, travellers can learn organic farming, permaculture and bio-intensive disciplines, metaphysical studies, plant medicines and producing natural products.

  • Help


    We require our volunteers to help with:
    - Harvesting and veggie delivery.
    - Planting and maintaining the gardens.
    - Production of natural food products in our production kitchen.
    - Assisting in classes and ceremonies.
    - Remodeling, construction and carpentry

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    - Volunteer House
    - Shared Kitchen
    - Shared Bathroom
    - Dormitory room with bunk beds
    - 24/7 Hot showers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the center of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We are at 2900 metres/ 9600 ft. elevation in the Andes mountains. We are 1 hour from Cusco, and 1 hour from Ollantayatambo where you catch the 2 hour train to Macchu Picchu. We are surrounded by ancient Incan waterways and terraced farming which is actively used today and has been in continual use since pre-Incan times. Incan and pre-Incan ruins are scattered throughout the valley. This region is the original source of tomatoes, potatoes and many other varieties we take for granted (there are 4500 varieties of WILD potatoes in this area). In fact, this area was the farming and food storage center for the entire Incan empire (Bolivia to Ecuador). The soil, water and sun in this region produce continual crops all year.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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