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Ecuador Organic Farm & Reforestation

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Ecuador Organic Farm & Reforestation

Assist by working in the organic fruit and vegetable gardens, take care and manage the animals and work in the tree nursery and with the reforestation projects.

Prices from US$1,195

Ecuador is a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America. Despite its diminutive size, it is bursting with vibrant culture, mesmerising landscapes, exotic tropical wildlife and pristine habitats. It encompasses the all-consuming emerald Amazon, rich in natural resources and home to a wealth of fascinating creatures. Ecuador has a picture-perfect capital painted in pastel colours, alive with cafés, clubs, bars, churches and museums. Markets where friendly locals sell their wares are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of traditional street life. In contrast, the peaceful and serene Andes provide a home for indigenous mountain communities and enigmatic mountain creatures alike. This captivating country contains a culture that is expressed in an abundance of wholesome and delicious cuisine, diverse musical forms and colourful festivals that will enliven your senses. Whilst it is one of South America's tiniest countries, it has everything you could possibly want, including stretches of white sand beaches, expansive plains, steamy jungles and spectacular mountains. All this and more is waiting to be discovered on your spectacular Ecuadorian adventure!


  • Discover a pocket-sized slice of beautiful South America
  • Work on an organic farm in the stunning northern Andes
  • Immerse yourself in a new & exciting culture


  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Basic Spanish recommended


Location Ecuador
Activities Working in the organic fruit & vegetable gardens
Taking care & managing animals
Working in the tree nursery
Working with the reforestation projects
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Shared volunteer house


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment and visa advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier T-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Ground transfer to project site
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Ecuador is a very poor country and fluctuating oil prices, the 1990s Asia crisis, and the effects of the El Niño climate phenomena, which cause considerable damage to the infrastructure and harvests have led to a decline in living standards for much of the population. In 1999, according to the World Bank, 69% of the population live below the poverty line, of these 34% in absolute poverty.

The Frontier-Ecuador Ecuador Project aims to build skills in poor rural and urban communities throughout the country, giving them better chances to succeed in the future. It also aims to foster environmental regeneration by improving facilities for ecotourism.


You will work and learn on an organic farm and reforestation project in the northern Andes. The cultivation of thousands of native trees provides the means for the communities to undertake essential reforestation activities, as well as develop sustainable agriculture projects as alternatives to environmentally destructive agriculture and industrial practices. Reforestation projects assist in the control of erosion, improving water supply and soil quality, and bring important biodiversity back to the region. The reforested areas have the capacity to neutralise or absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide, one of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and climate change. This project also operates as an organic farm, cultivating fruit and vegetable and livestock, and testing out and employing methods of sustainable agriculture.

Volunteers are essential to the success of this project. Volunteers assist by working in the organic fruit and vegetable gardens, taking care and managing animals and working in the tree nursery and with the reforestation projects. Whilst undertaking this work, volunteers learn about organic agriculture, agro-forestry, animal management (cows, pigs, llamas, guinea pigs etc.) and the conservation of native forests.


You'll fly into Quito where you’ll be met by the friendly in-country project staff. After acclimatising and receiving orientation you will be transferred to your project location, 1.5 hours north of Quito in the Andes.


You will stay in a comfortable shared volunteer house at the farm. The house has basic facilities and is located close to where you will be working.


You will be provided with three meals a day based on freshly harvested organic vegetables grown in the garden. Your diet will consist of a variety of nutritious and delicious local dishes. Vegetarians will delight in the varieties of rice and bean combinations that are available!

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Volunteers are welcome to explore this fascinating region, where bars, open-air restaurants, cafés, museums, and famous monuments are in plenty! A range of cultural and adventure trips can be arranged, talk to your hosts and book these directly and help to support the local community.


2 weeks US$1,195

Extra week US$345


Monthly (please arrive on the first Monday)

This project is not available on the following dates in 2019:


The school will be closed on these days:
New Year: 1 January
Carnaval: 4-5 March
Good Friday: 19 April 
Labor Day: 1 May

Battle of Pichincha: 24 May
Indedpendence Day: 10 August
Guayaquil Independence Day: 12 October
Day of the Dead: 1 November
Cuenca Independence Day: 03 November
Christmas: 25 December - 01 January the school is closed


You can join this for a minimum of 2 weeks


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfer to project site
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup


Nearest airport(s): Quito (UIO)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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