Help at our Vegan Visitor Center

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The Exchange

Gentle World is a team of dedicated volunteers who work cooperatively to provide a live-in educational program for those who wish to learn about vegan living. Our year-round headquarters is in North Kohala on The Big Island of Hawaii. We have a large vegan-organic garden and a communal house which accommodates our long-term volunteers and serves as the amenities for guests participating in our visitor volunteer program.


25 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: 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.


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

Program Details

We ask helpers to contribute 5-6 hours a day (plus after-dinner clean-up) for five days out of the week.

We provide you with three meals a day, and your own private cabin for sleeping. Amenities are at the communal house, where we have a shared bathroom and kitchen.

On your days off, we can take you down to town, or sometimes even to a beautiful place to enjoy a hike.

Activities & Shift

We ask that all visitors who come to help us be prepared to exercise their personal integrity and work ethic during their stay. Because volunteer duties do not always follow specific hours, and our needs change every day, helpers are asked to participate in a variety of tasks. We understand that different tasks suit different people and always do our best to take that into consideration.


We expect everyone to respect our vegan way of life while they are here, and to refrain from smoking cigarettes indoors. We also ask people not to visit when they are sick or coming down with a cold or anything similar. We have some more detailed guidelines that we share with people once we begin communication.