CINCA Ecuador is glad to welcome volunteers all the year. It can be an opportunity to contribute and support a solidary and sustainable project, with volunteers from all around the world. Volunteer’s help and involvement are fundamental to ensure the farm’s development. Thanks a lot to all the volunteers who vitalized our project.
Activities each day : Each day, volunteers work in different projects in the farm. Some of the activities that volunteers can realize are: - Team meeting to plan the week - Preparing culture bed - Doing vegetative cover with pasture grass - Sowing - Weeding - Putting Bokashi - Preparing bioferments - Collecting seeds - Harvesting - Selling vegetables boxes - Working on constructions: renovation of houses or objects creation with recycled materials. All the volunteers are invited to propose new projects and work on their development. Accommodation and toilets : - Dormitories: volunteers sleep in common dormitories. We have three tiny houses that can welcome ten people in total. We recommend you to bring your sleeping bag. - Compost toilet: to reduce water consumption and realize our own fertilizes there are two compost toilets in the farm. - Shower: we have two showers: one with warm water and the other with cold water. Farm's life : To have a pleasant life in the community, each week a board allow us to define common activities made by the volunteers: - Food: define who will cook the breakfast, lunch and diner. - Housework: define who will clean the compost toilet, shower and kitchen. - Shopping: two or three volunteers do shopping for everyone once a week. Work schedules : Volunteers who work in the farm, work six hours a day and five days a week, from Monday to Friday. Each weekend, one of the volunteers takes care of the farm: keep the farm, take care of the animals and water cultures. A rotation system defines who will stay in the farm. The volunteer in charge of the farm can have a day off the next week. Volunteering duration : To discover, learn and impregnate the organic agriculture and also to live a good experience in the community, we recommend you to stay in the farm for two weeks minimum. But if it is possible, we are happy to welcome you longer.