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Intercultural Outreach Initiative

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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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.

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About Intercultural Outreach Initiative

Location:

2103 Coral Way, operating in the Galápagos Islands, Miami, FL 33145, US

Mission Statement

To provide international education programs that support the education, conservation, and social development of isolated communities by assisting local institutions in sustainably handling the human-environmental intersection.

Description

We strive to help establish ecological sustainability and social stability in our host communities by applying thoughtful assistance and expertise to local needs - financed by educational travel adventures.

Community
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

IOI GalapagosPuerto Villamil, Ecuador

(-0.95446,-90.96415)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 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.
  • Physical ability to work construction and gardening type jobs outdoors with potential allergens, sun and temperature exposure - Basic knowledge of non-motorized tools and their safe usage - Basic to intermediate level of Spanish

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