Cloud Forest Santa Lucia

Volunteers will be living in Cloud Forest Santa Lucia which is surrounded by dense cloud forest with a community that has developed a sustainable way of living off the land. The Cloud Forest is one of Ecuador’s most important ecosystems and is home to the Spectacle Bear and an amazing array of bird life.

Why This Volunteer Work Project is Important

Ecuadors Cloud Forest Santa Lucia is not only a biological hotspot for wildlife in the country it is also an extremely endangered eco-system. By using conservation techniques and developing no-impact tourism in this region will save the cloud forest for generations to come.

The Volunteer Perfect for this Program

– Speaks basic Spanish
– has experience with organic argriculture
– is passionate about conservation
– has good physical endurance

Volunteer Tasks

– Organic Farming
– Trail Work
– Reforestation and Conservation Work

Volunteer Expectations:

-Volunteers will be volunteering between Monday to Friday with weekends free for leisure time or travel around Ecuador.
-Apt to simple living
-Able to be self sufficient


Because of the travel costs associated with arriving in this very remote region of Cloud Forest you will not be able to leave the center every weekend.
– 2 Weeks (No Weekend Out) $385 USD
– 3 Weeks (1 Weekend Out) $485 USD
– 4 Weeks (2 Weekends Out) $585 USD
The full payment must be made 2 months before the program starts.

Price Includes:

– Transport between Nanegal and Cloud Forest Eco-Lodge
– Mules to carry your luggage to the Eco-Lodge
– An Organic Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
– Accommodation in Solar Powered Eco-Lodge
* Day 1: Airport pickup and first nights accommodation in Quito
* Day 2: Transfer to orientation in Riobamba / home stay
* Training and Support
* Work Reference / Volunteer Certificate
* Contribution to the community

Volunteers also receive discounts on Mountain Climbing and Trekking Expeditions.

Minimum Time Spent Volunteering

– 2 week minimum
(Maximum 4 Volunteers at a Time)

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