Volunteer with Project Bona Fide

Project Bona Fide

Project Bona Fide (PBF), a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a demonstrative permaculture site and experience-based learning center that utilizes permaculture design, agroforestry, research & education, and community collaboration to promote food security on Isla de Ometepe


Farm volunteers support a variety of projects including but not limited to natural building, tree propagation, gardening, irrigation, cooking, planting, natural medicine, and projects with the local community.

Volunteers are needed year round.

Volunteers are welcome to stay on the farm for any number of days, weeks, or months. Volunteers willing to commit to 3+ months on the farm should inquire about our Internship Program.


We provide lodging in our open-air dormitories (bunk beds, mattresses, bedding, & mosquito nets included) and 3 daily and delicious meals.

Project Bona Fide asks international volunteers to pay a Program Fee that covers room & board (3 meals/day except Saturday dinners) and the operational costs of local staff.

The Program Fee is as follows:
Less than 1 week: $22/day
1-2 weeks: $20/day
2 weeks-1 month: $18/day
1 month: $440/month.

** Effective January 1st, 2017 program fees will increase 10%


Our vision is to provide people with the necessary knowledge and skills to empower them to produce their own food in a more sustainable manner and live more intentionally in their own environments.

Our approach has three key elements:

Demonstrate the possible. Using permaculture and agroforestry research and design principles, we conduct plant trials on site and demonstrate successful models to the public.
Learn from and educate the interested. We teach sustainable lifestyle principles to volunteers, interns, student groups, and local community members.
Collaborate with the community. We support community projects through financial support, knowledge, and technical skills.

Up to 5 people


Finca Bona Fide, Balgüe, Nicaragua.

For more information about the volunteer program and life on the farm in general, please send an email to probonafide@gmail.com!

What are you waiting for?

We at Project Bona Fide would love to hear from you!