Volunteer at a nature reserve in Llanganates national park, the Amazon rainforest, Ecuador



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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Opportunity to learn Spanish with us and we are happy to learn any new languages!

  • Accommodation


    We have a big bedroom with bunk beds for volunteers, situated in a beautiful open house with Kitchen and dry compost toilet system.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a big car park space.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    USD5 for 3 meals

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