Volunteering at the Farm

Volunteering at Río Muchacho is a great experience for everyone involved. Not only is it a valuable learning experience for the volunteers themselves and a way to meet lots of interesting, fun and like-minded people, but it is always good for us at the farm to meet and get to know new people with new ideas for what we can do with the projects.

Volunteers have had an important role in much of our work, especially the community development efforts, with the Environmental School, and final year school permaculture projects being just a few of the many initiatives which have been  influenced and supported by volunteers.

The farm recommends a four-week length of stay so that you get better knowledge for the workings of the farm and get the most out your experience. Some volunteers stay for 2-12 months and acquire in depth knowledge of sustainable agriculture.

To find out what a day in the life of a volunteer is like, click here.

Who would be a good fit?

Age isnt an issue here at Rio Muchacho, we have had volunteers from 18 all the way up to 72! There is always a use for you, whatever skills you have.

Useful skills are:

  • Knowledge of permaculture and farming techniques
  • Teaching English
  • Teaching arts and crafts
  • Computer and technical comprehension
  • Building and carpentry
  • Bee keeping
  • Photography
  • Social media and communications
  • Hospitality and ecotourism
  • PR
  • Fundraising

Other learning opportunities

  • Volunteer at the farm before or after the one month Intensive Permaculture course.
  • Participate in the Part-time Permaculture training course.

The part time training course runs every July and November, as well as whenever there are sufficient numbers. Let us know ahead of time if you are interested.


The cost covers your food and accommodation and contributes towards the work of Rio Muchacho Organic Farm, both on the farm and in the local community.

So, in advance, a huge THANK YOU from everyone at Río Muchacho Organic Farm and we look forward to meeting you!