Organic Farming Volunteering in Ecuador

Do you consider yourself to have a green thumb?  Do you enjoy working with your hands and don’t mind getting a little (or a lot) dirty?  The Organic Farming Volunteering in Ecuador project puts into practice ecological alternatives for agricultural production in order to preserve the environment and ecosystem.  Additionally, volunteers see the (literal) fruits of their labor provide healthy food to local communities across country.

The Organic Farming Volunteering in Ecuador project was created to reduce the use of synthetic and toxic chemicals while promoting sustainable community development. 

Volunteers in this project will be working in organic production by assisting in fruit, medicinal and vegetable gardens in rural or urban areas across Ecuador. The reforestation work assists in the control of erosion, improves water supply and soil quality, and brings important biodiversity back to rural and urban areas.  As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to participate in general activities related to agriculture such as sowing seeds, pricking, planting, weeding, pruning, creation and maintenance of gardens, composting, harvesting, recycling organic waste, compost making, feeding and caring for animals, and more!

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Room & Board

Your project fee for projects in Ecuador covers your room and full board in a host family house.  Lunches are not included during weekends as volunteers typically use this free time to explore Ecuador and experience local restaurants.

  • Shared, single-sex room (occasionally a private room is available)
  • 3 meals per day during the week & 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner on weekends
  • WiFi is usually not available at host houses, so purchasing a local SIM card for an unlocked phone is recommended
  • Tap water in Ecuador is not drinkable, so all water is boiled prior to drinking – alternatively, bottled water or the use of a camping water filter may be used
  • In the Andes region, hot water is available in host houses due to cold weather – in the coastal and Amazonian regions, due to the heat, hot water is generally not available but fans often are
  • Mosquito nets are provided



As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

2 weeks$480
4 weeks$780
Additional weeks (each)$150
Prices for projects in Ecuador are in US dollars; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (

Included: Private/shared room in host family home • Meals (3 on weekdays, 2 on weekends & holidays) • 24/7 local support • Airport pick-up

NOT Included: Flights • Airport return • Vaccinations • Visas • Travel insurance • Extra activities • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

For project duration not listed, please Contact Us.


All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.


Trip Add-ons

Volunteers participating in all projects in Ecuador have the opportunity to take add-on Spanish language lessons.  Click the button below for more information.

Spanish Lessons


Special Considerations | Organic Farming Volunteering in Ecuador


For special considerations regarding all projects in Ecuador, please visit the Ecuador page.

Physical Requirements

Volunteers participating in the Organic Farming Volunteering in Ecuador project must be fit and physically capable of working in an open environment.

Placement Location

Our partner NGO in Ecuador supports a huge number of projects.  In most instances, placements will occur at the location most in need of volunteers at the time.  Occasionally, volunteers will be given the opportunity to select which location they prefer.

Language Skills

This project requires volunteers to speak English fluently and have at least a basic level of Spanish. For individuals interested in improving their Spanish language skills, classes are available outside of volunteering hours. Please see the Spanish Lessons page for details and pricing.