Planet Drum Foundation

Who we are: Planet Drum Foundation (PD) is a 501(c)(3) ecological education nonprofit based in San Francisco, California USA. PD's mission is to provide an effective grassroots, bioregional approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination, and regional self-reliance. PD guides local organizations and individuals in finding sustainable ways to live within the natural confines of their bioregions so that all residents are informed and engaged in the life of their communities to preserve and restore the natural environment for people, plants, and animals.

Type of knowledge or skills needed: A background in environmental work and or studies, previous travel-abroad experience, Spanish language speaking ability, and cooperative living experience are desirable. However, willing hands and a desire to help restore our damaged biosphere are most important.

For detailed information about volunteering, how to apply, project information and field progress reports (with photos) in Eco-Ciudad Bahia, See:

Mail delivery to the PD office is questionable so the following post office box is where mail should be sent: (Casillero Postal) 13-02-13 Casilla de Correos, Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador

Non-cash donations: All donations gratefully accepted.

Languages spoken at charity: English and Spanish

Contact name: Clay Plager Unger, Field Projects Manager
Telephone number: 011-593-0997164151

Address: 915 Calle Montúfar, Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador


Any further information the volunteer should know?
PD is seeking volunteers for its Ecological City projects in Ecuador for durations of one month to three months or longer. The projects are year-round, and we are always looking for help in furthering our bioregional mission.

• Work with our unique revegetation project, planting and maintaining native plants to reduce erosion and create habitats for birds and other animals.
• Join neighborhood efforts to learn and use ecological practices.

Benefits include (almost) free accommodation in a large shared apartment, extraordinary beach and wilderness recreational activities, opportunities to improve Spanish skills, and a unique experience of tropical Ecuadorian culture.