Help us with maintenance & agriculture and enjoy Ecuador!


The experience

Flexible hours, days off tend to be on weekdays, planting and caring for the orchard, cleaning herbs and gardens, one day a week you will collaborate with the agricultural activities of the community, cleaning the hostel, caring for animals (llamas and animals household) food and cleaning, customer service when necessary


What you offer

5 hours of help per day

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Beginner English or Beginner Spanish

Between 18 and 80 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We are located in an ancestral indigenous community of Otavalo.

Teaching some local communities the art of transforming the natural materials of the region into crafts, has enabled more than 80 artisans to both consolidate and assert their unique working techniques.

Since this first design work, strong bonds of trust and friendship have been built, so much that a few years ago permission was granted to carry out a territorial development project. Land was therefore sold for the first time to foreigners in the community, which proves a real connection between the parties.


Activities & Shift

Flexible hours, days off tend to be on weekdays, planting and caring for the orchard, cleaning herbs and gardens, one day a week you will collaborate with the agricultural activities of the community, cleaning the hostel, caring for animals (llamas and animals household) food and cleaning, customer service when necessary


Rules

Do not use recreational substances, do not bring strangers to the hostel, do not arrive after 10 pm on your days off for safety, keep the assigned room and the areas you share with the other volunteers clean and tidy, maintain a positive attitude , take care of personal appearance and cleanliness, respect the culture of the community in which we find ourselves,