Creative Volunteer needed for Painting fruit farm bamboo finca at the edge of the amazonas region in Ecuador


The Exchange

We are searching for a creative talented volunteer who is willing to paint recycled wood doors and more here at finca PermaTree. We like vivid colors which can look a bit like colorful city streets and decorated town of Guatape near Medellin in Colombia for example. Please show us your previous painting jobs to get an idea what you have done. We have all the material you will need for painting here and most colors are allready here too.


Title

30 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

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


Requirements

Beginner English or Beginner Spanish

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We live by and apply the permacultural ideology. We have a bamboo house, compost toilets and a river nearby from where we get our water. Half of the land here is a reserve so we can't touch it. Before, the land was occupied with cow farming and so now we are recovering the soil.
On sundays, we receive locals to learn and practice each other's languages.
Come and live our experience!


Activities & Shift

Daily / Weekly / Monthly Tasks (maintenance):
There are several different daily chores such as cleaning which needs to be done at different times.

Farm Projects:
All the directly farm-related projects such as planting more fruit trees, bamboo, making stairs,digging holes, harvesting other fruits, cutting grass, etc. Farm Projects are in the morning before lunch.

Self Initiated Projects:
Volunteers come up with their own ideas which can be implemented within finca PermaTree. Example: Food recipes, Daily hacks / improvements, Organization, Woodworks, Planting crops and trees, Extracting and drying seeds, Blog post about specific topic. Each project needs a time duration estimation at the start: for example 3 hours or 4 days until finalized. The goal is to finalize the Self Initiated Project during the stay of the Volunteer. Ideally, one should write a DIY blog post with photos about y


Rules

Shower
Please use your own towel, organic soap and shampoo. After the use of the shower, check the facilities to ensure that they are clean for the next user. During the day, only use the natural shower on the left side, which is naturally heated by the sun.

Compost toilet
Sit, use, sawdust after business, close the tap, check if there is enough sawdust in the orange bucket and toilet paper around, otherwise, refill. Close the door after leaving the compost toilet. Check if the light is turned off upon exiting.

Sleep / Rest Time
Between 21:00 and 06:00 is the general “rest time” - please respect. Avoid unnecessary noise and lights. Lights should be turned off at the latest from 22:00 until 05:00

Internet Access
During following hours the use of the Internet is allowed for Volunteers: From 13:00 until 17:00 o’clock. In case of emergency, we have 24/7 internet access. WIFI (internet)