Plant trees and clean the beach with the community though a newly formed community project in surf town Canoa, Ecuador



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    My name is Janna and I have helped start a foundation that has planted 155 Coconut Palm trees in our beach and on some of the town streets. We want to plant 500 more this year and we are going to have an event once a month with the locals to beautify different areas in town that you will help prep for each month! We need one person for a week around Jan 31 (our event is on Feb 2) and then again Feb 28 for a week (event on March 2). Each first Saturday of the month we are planting more trees and we need your help organizing, planting, and following up with social media. Both these dates are still open- hit us up!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will directly be working with the residents and locals of the town building on a new project. Spanish is helpful and you will be able to practice talking directly to locals if you can speak Spanish a bit already. Our town of Canoa is a great place to learn to surf or develop as a better surfer. You will learn how to organize events in South America, planting coconut palm trees, and enjoy our beach town. You will also have some free meals at different restaurants to use up while you are with us and 3 free yoga classes!

  • Help


    We are looking for week-long volunteers to help a once a month, the week before our "First Sat of each month event" where we plant, clean, and educate people in different areas of our town of Canoa. Duties include planting palm trees and other plants, cleaning up the beach, and painting signs with some children. We also need people who can help on social media and put together promo materials for education and support. We are a newly formed not for profit group that are trying to safe-guard a tropical feel in our coastal town as well as develop an educated and eco-community! Join us!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be given a dorm room volunteer bed at the newly renovated hotel in Canoa. Feel free to check out their website at It is a nice place to stay with kitchen usage, hot water, wifi, and good atmosphere, right on the beach. We are also offering 7 free meals a week at different restaurants in town that have donated to our program meals for you! Yoga classes have also been donated to your stay, 3 times a week. We hope that you will feel like the whole town is supporting you and you supporting the whole town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of fun to be had in Canoa, it is for sure a great place to take surf classes, stand up paddle board, hike to the caves, hike to Rio Canoa farms and brewery, visit the market in San Vicente or Bahia, go horseback, play on the banana boat, or dance your night away!

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 845133795892