Nizag Community

Volunteers will be living with an indigenous Cañarí Tribe called Nizag Community who are made up of direct descendants of the Incas. This community is nestled in the Andes in a valley called Nizag next to the “Nariz del Diablo” or Nose of the Devil canyon made famous by the Devils Nose Train. Nizag is perfect for the volunteer who require little supervision and like initiating their own projects.

Why This Volunteer Work Project is Important

By supporting sustainable initiatives, this projects  helps the community create a more environmentally frqiendly way of living by encouraging conservation and reducing the reliance on exploiting the natural resources in the environment for money

The Volunteer Perfect for this Program

– Speaks a basic or intermediate level of Spanish and wishes to rapidly improve.
– Is eager to learn about Organic Farming in harsh climates
– Is an avid trekker, camper, or photographer

A Typical Day Volunteering

The Cañarí people of the Nizag Community are an ancient culture who speak the local language of Quichua natively and Spainsh as a second language. Expect to wake up every morning to a fascinating culture that continues the same traditions it practiced during the Incan empire before the Spanish ever arrived.

Volunteer Tasks

-Assist with community mingas (community projects)
-Organic Farming
-Intercultural Exchange

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
-Volunteers are responsible to bring their own food to prepare meals in the kitchen facilities provided


$485 USD per month
$435 USD three weeks
$360 USD two weeks
$285 USD one week

Price Includes:

* Day 1: Airport pickup and first nights accommodation in Quito
* Day 2: Transfer to orientation in Riobamba / home stay
* Homestay in the Volunteer hut
* 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

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

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