Pacific Organic Farming

  • volunteer on an organic farm at the Ecuadorian coast
  • organic and sustainable farming techniques are learned at the Pacific coast project
  • Spanish students volunteer on completing their studies
  • Volunteering in Ecuador on an organic farm at the Pacific coast

Organic Farming at the Pacific coast

This is a working organic farm that practices many practical and sustainable farming alternatives, and is a focal point on the coast of Ecuador for ecotourism and community environmental education. The organic farm promotes sustainable community development by means of local participation in tourism, production of crafts with local materials and creation and coordination of an environmental primary school. Ecotourism is an important pillar of the farm that generates funds to help support the farm and education/extension projects. The main project of the farm is The Community Environmental School which has been running since 1993, and is the first school of its kind in the area.

Rio Muchacho is located about 30 minutes from Canoa, a small beach town about 10 hours from Quito by bus.

Range of tasks:

Tasks include garden and farm maintenance, tending to animals and improvement of facilities.

Volunteers also help with income-generating craft projects.

Volunteers have an important role in the community development efforts, with the  Environmental School, bee keeping and final school projects as well.

Time commitment:
One month minimum, longer preferred
spanish level:
Basic to low intermediate or better.
Work schedule:
Varies with season
Volunteer accommodation with meals provided. Costs vary depending on length of stay and number of persons.
Skills required:
Flexibility, comfort with remote location, interest in organic farming
Accepted donations:
Check with Yanapuma staff about current needs


Quotation from a former volunteer - will be added soon - we are updating these pages so please be patient!!!