We are a nature reserve and yoga retreat centre based at the foot of the Llanganates national park in the Amazon rainforest. The aim of our project is to protect the wildlife within and share the values of simple living, high thinking with our visitors. We are currently looking for one or two volunteers to help with daily chores on the reserve who will work alongside Anderson, our Kichwa administrator. Tasks include cooking, cleaning, gardening and general maintenance. You can learn about the local plants and harvest fruit from our tropical garden. We kindly ask for a $5 donation a day which goes towards your food.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
You can practice your Spanish, learn about Kichwa and Vediic culture as our project is an interesting mixture of both. You can learn about vegetarian cooking, medicinal plants, handicrafts and how to plant and harvest different fruit. Our reserve is based on Vedic principles of peace and non violence and we request all the volunteers to refrain from bringing any meat, fish or eggs (or products containing them). Smoking, alcohol and drugs are not permitted on the reserve at any time. Our project is a place where you can connect to nature and learn to live a simpler, healthier form of life.
Volunteers can learn a lot about life in the Amazon whilst on the reserve, we plant and maintain lots of tropical fruit trees so there is lots to be done in the garden. We need help planting, composting and pruning... we have Cacao trees, Jackfruit, Pineapple, Papayas, Salak, Bananas, Plantain and Sugar Cane just to name a few. If you would like to contribute with any special skills you have please let us know!
This host offers a language exchange
Opportunity to learn Spanish with us and we are happy to learn any new languages!
We have a big bedroom with bunk beds for volunteers, situated in a beautiful open house with Kitchen and dry compost toilet system.
The most important thing to bring is a smile and good will. Mosquito repellent, torch/flashlight, rain jacket, personal toiletries, sunhat and an extra pair of cheap flip flops or slippers (for indoors) will also come in handy! We will provide you with toilet paper, hand soap, boots for working and a space to hand wash your clothes. We cannot provide everyone with snacks throughout the day, please bring your own snacks if you enjoy munching between meals. There are many beautiful places to be visited in the area, including numerous waterfalls, natural pools and caves. We also offer Yoga and Spanish classes which can be taken in the mornings or afternoons.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a big car park space.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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