The Sacha Warmi Foundation is looking for volunteers to support its programs and projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon. More specifically, we are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Health and Interculturality
  • Conducting interviews with doctors, patients, midwives, shamans and other traditional medicine specialists to support the intercultural health projects of the Sacha Warmi Foundation.
  • Support communities in making inventories of medicinal and other culturally important plants for their health programs and local health workers.
  • Assist with project management.
Regeneration and conservation of ecosystems
  • Assist biodiversity management programs in indigenous communities.
  • Develop educational materials on environmental, cultural, health, food, ecology, conservation and other topics for the Sacha Warmi Foundation projects with the communities.
  • To train in techniques for the production of seedlings and the sustainable management of plants, plant trees, reforest and regenerate deteriorated ecosystems.
  • Assist with the maintenance and care of the nursery, the medicinal garden and the biocultural garden.
  • Carry out landscaping work at the Sacha Warmi center.
  • Assist with project management.
Entrepreneurship in communities
  • Research innovative social and economic entrepreneurship and identify the founders of these initiatives.
  • Support organized groups in administration and accounting management.
  • Assist with project management.
Knowledge transfer and cultural awareness
  • To help develop material that can support the transmission of knowledge and cultural awareness (videos, booklets, brochures, games…)
  • Edit and review articles and blogs to share on our website and social networks.
  • Maintenance and updating of Web page and Facebook Page.
  • Update and energize Sacha Warmi’s social networks.
  • Assist with project management.

Volunteer profile

  • Have a university degree
  • > 20 years of age
  • Previous work experience > 6 months
  • Previous experience in tropical regions
  •  Autonomous persons with initiatives, flexible, participative, committed, creative, and with an interest and sensitivity towards indigenous cultures.
  • Minimum stay: 2 months.
  • Financial contribution: $200/month. They have a comfortable house, equipped kitchen, internet.

How to apply?

If you are interested in volunteering with the Sacha Warmi Foundation, send us your CV and a short motivation letter to: