Learn Agroecology and Explore Ecuador being volunteer in SEICAS


The Exchange

SEICAS (Sistema de Experimentacion Investigacion y Capacitacion en Agroecologia y Salud) is our project. Be part of the volunteer team will make you learn solid knowledge in AGROECOLOGY, getting your hands dirty; it will also make you know people from the region and from all over the world; during the weekends you'll be able to visit the marvels of Ecuador, one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse country in the world. Ready to get on board?


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.


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.

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.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

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

Between 18 and 60 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

SEICAS is looking for highly-motivated volunteers who want to get their hands dirty through challenging field work as they learn how to manage an agroecological farm. Volunteers are required to participate 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, over a minimum stay of one month. Volunteer requests for longer stays will be given priority.


Activities & Shift

Volunteers will be able to participate in various activities on the farm such as soil preparation, planting, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, pruning, biological control, preparation of organic fertilizers and mineral mixtures, reproduction of forest micro-organisms, management of hives, marketing etc.


Rules

Volunteers take care of cooking for themselves and cleaning their room and collective areas (kitchen, living-room, bathroom). SEICAS provides food from the farm production (vegetables for the moment) and the volunteer pays for the rest of his needs.