Volunteer in teaching , farming and conservation in a remote part of EcuadorA great chance to experience life in a remote, beautiful Andean community, sharing your own values and lifestyle with local people, and learning about theirs. This is your chance to make a difference, helping local people (and yourself) to make the most of life, through cultural interaction, teaching and/or shared farming and ecological activities.
Accommodation with local families, usually after an introductory period in Patricia and Ned's guest house.
Length of placement anything from a week onwards. There are 3 main types of placement: teaching, farm work, and ecology/conservation.
Overall purpose of volunteer project: to provide a fantastic experience of authentic Latin America for volunteers, and to build the confidence of the local children and adults in their ability to enjoy a wide range of professions, and to prosper from sources of sustainable income that do not threaten their traditional way of life. We'd like to help local people to get out of the poverty trap, and to slow down deforestation in Intag, and encourage local people to think twice about the long term effects of copper mining on the wonderful lifestyle and natural resources of Intag.
"The farm is amazing!! The family that live here are wonderful. Ned is always explaining and teaching me new things. Patricia also is very knowledgeable in nearly every aspect of farm life. I am very grateful that they have both been so welcoming and kind - they, along with baby Andy, have made my stay here unforgettable!!! Every job I did here was fun and helped me learn new skills. The experience is one of the best I have ever had. I cannot say thank you enough!!!" Breanna, USA, June 2017
"una experiencia ilustrativa, enriquecedora, y hermosa que va a estar conmigo por el resto de mis días" Max, New York City, Jan 2018
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