Sustainable agriculture

Role Overview

The farms of Isabela Island are starting work in greenhouses to optimize production year-round in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The highland town of Tomás de Berlanga is about 10 miles uphill from the coastal part of town, where IOI headquarters, your accommodations, social life, and the beach are located. Located on the side of Volcano Sierra Negra, the highlands are fertile, lush lands with rich volcanic soil - perfect for agriculture! 

Volunteers will learn local techniques for sustainable tropical agriculture and will help to create food sovereignty, lower the carbon footprint of island life, lower waste from shipping materials, lowers cost to local consumers, increase local income, and increase the nutritional content of the food available in Isabela. 

Schedule

Our schedules are based on 30 hrs/week. It is about a 30-minute bus ride up to the highlands at 7:00am and the bus leaves the highlands at 2:30pm. 

Requirements

  • Basic to intermediate level of Spanish in order to communicate with fellow workers

  • Genuine passion for the outdoors and conservation of nature

  • Physical ability to work construction and gardening type jobs outdoors with potential allergens, sun and temperature exposure

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

  • Basic knowledge of non-motorized tools and their safe usage


INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE? FOLLOW THESE 3 EASY STEPS.

Step 1: Apply Now & Reserve. Fill out an application and pay the reservation deposit. The deposit holds your spot in one of our programs and goes towards your final program fee. The deposit is already deducted from the prices you see below. The application and deposit do not guarantee the dates you anticipate joining us. Once we receive your application, we will contact you with any follow-up questions and confirm your dates.

Not ready to fill out an application but have questions? Contact us.

Step 2: Pay the full program fee 8 weeks before your trip.


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