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Holistic Center Cragsmoor, United States

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

As a meditation retreat center we rely on volunteer support for all our operations, and we would be happy for you to join us. Typically, your responsibilities will be in housekeeping, garden/grounds, or the kitchen (sometimes all three), although you may also help run programs. All staff help with dishes. As part of our community, you will have unparalleled access to our teachers, and may participate in most programs, space and time permitting.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • United States Visa
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


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How this experience will transform you

8 Get in touch with nature

8 Meeting international travelers

6 Practicing English

6 Meeting locals

6 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing social awareness

United States


The Center is such a quaint little place with some of the kindest and most diligent folk you can find. I highly recommend this experience to anyone with kitchen experience that may be looking for a place to begin or further their study of Tibetan Buddhism.

about 1 month ago

Trevania replied

Again, thank you for your dedication, innovation, and inner calm—you were a huge boon to us.



Amazing place, awesome people. I had a chance to see snow for the first time! Such a amazing experience!

4 months ago

United States


The Center is a beautiful place to be in nature, to find solitude and engage with community. the hosts are understanding and accommodating. there's a lot of opportunities to learn if you're interested in buddhism or holistic healing practices. a beautiful place!

4 months ago

United States


This was my first Worldpackers work exchange and overall my experience was amazing! The facilities/rooms at the Center are great, everything is so comfy and clean. The staff and other volunteers were some of the best people I've ever met they were really helpful and we worked well together as a team. The grounds and nature in the area are absolutely beautiful and there are many places you can go for a hike/nature walk. I stayed for almost 2 months and I always felt safe, ate some of the best vegetarian/vegan food of my life, and even got to attend some of the program classes. So thankful! 🫶🏽

5 months ago



It's a peaceful place, surrounded by nature and silence and a great space for reflection, learning and meditation. The work is basically housekeeping, as it is a very well maintained and clean place, it is easy to be done. You can learn about hospitality too. The centre is about 15 minutes by car from the nearest city (Ellenville) which we can go through the rides that the staff provide, as well to Middletown where the train station is. In the region there are trails and parks with beautiful views. If that's what you're looking for, this place is for you!

7 months ago

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