Volunteer Program

Finca Pinguino Yoga Farm is open to world citizens who believe in responsible tourism, sustainable community development, local empowerment, selfless service. We are always searching for curious and active volunteers who want to get more education on permaculture practices, agroforestry, yoga/meditation, healthy eating, animal care, and ecological living.

Location

Our farm is nestled in the calm hills of the small village of Tabuchila in Manabi province, only 20 minutes from Canoa beach town, on the Ecuadorian coast. We are ideally located for those looking to escape, resource, and reconnect with nature.

Our Accommodations

We have a dedicated shala for volunteers to experience farm life. It offers rustic and comfortable bedrooms that are furnished with single and double beds, clean sheets, a mosquito net, and shelving. The shared kitchen is equipped with a 6-burner stovetop, a fridge, kitchen utilities, storage, and outdoor seatings. We provide Wi-fi, outdoor showers, and compost toilets.

Other common spaces include:

- Shared tree-top living space

- Hammock tower looking over the valley

- Library, board games, and creative space 

- Yoga terrace looking over the forest

- Backyard bonfire pit

- Food forest

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Community Experience

To get the most out of our community experience, we ask for a minimum of one-month stay with 20 hours Seva (selfless service) per week served toward the community, projects may include:

- Reforestation and food forest care

- Revitalization, and care of the garden

- Occasional planting & harvesting

- Compost making

- Animal care (horses, chicken, cats, and dogs)

- Beautification of the farm (flower planting, murals, paintings)

- General cleaning & community work

- Agriculture, building, and maintenance of the farm

- Marketing/communication/social media projects

Living Education

As we strongly believe in the power of community, co-creation, and collective intelligence, we encourage all of our community members to share their passions, knowledge, and gifts with the community.

Contribution

We kindly ask you to make a contribution of a $7 daily fee for covering the cost of your accommodations, a weekly food basket (including eggs, quinoa, rice, pasta, dry beans, oats, sugar cane sugar, spices, and oil) drinking water, any vegetables/fruits from the food forest, 2/3 weekly yoga classes and utilities. 

 

Last but not least, we are not only looking for volunteers, we are looking to add new members to our family. By joining our program, we are committed to sharing our knowledge about ecological living and making you feel right at home. Apply here.

Frequently asked questions here.

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