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Holistic Center Bowie, United States

18 reviews18

Help us with Hiking Trail building in our Buddhist Retreat Center =)

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This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
9 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Needs help immediately
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.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
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

Learn the craft of building world-class hiking trails from an expert trail builder. Spend your days outside in the beautiful Chiricahua Mountain foothills in Arizona learning from professional trail builder Joe Gonzales. Joe brings his 17 years of experience constructing hiking trails around the United States (with the National Park Service at Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, and the Oregon Pipe Cactus National Monument).

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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
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


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How this experience will transform you

12 Get in touch with nature

9 Meeting international travelers

8 Developing social awareness

8 Developing environmental awareness

7 Meeting locals

5 Practicing English



Beautiful place, silence, kind people, light and simple tasks to fulfill, less hours than requested, very comfortable accommodations. Keep in mind that you will be in the almost untouched nature of the desert, home to many animals, including tarantulas, snakes and mice. The nearest medium town is a two-hour drive away. So if you are very urban this is not a place for you. If you enjoy nature, want to internalize yourself, practice English and be welcomed by very special and kind people, run there. Pat, Saci, Cat, Sunam, Patrick, Joe… I brought all of you in my heart to Brazil 💓

6 months ago



It was a wonderful experience at the Center and I hope to come back soon. I learned a lot and made friends for a lifetime! Very happy to have done this volunteer, and I already miss you everything.

7 months ago

United States


This was any first Worldpackers experience and I had so much fun! I stayed with Susan, the hospitality leader, and she was amazing! The valley itself is beautiful, as it's full of wildlife and vegetation (at the time of my stay). I would totally recommend this opportunity for others! If you plan to stay for only a week, be sure to bring extra money for weekly trips to the grocery store.

7 months ago



This was my first experience in Worldpackers and it was life-changing. the Center is a beautiful place with such an incredible team. For me it was absolute amazing every single second in there. Thank you everyone! I love you all ❤️

9 months ago

United States


Host and Team- everyone was so nice, energetic and welcoming with big smiles. Position- When I applied I thought we were just going to build a small trail for the Center but when they shared their plans on the trail it turned out the trail will be a world wide destination spot and I was honored to be apart of something so big. WORK- it's definitely what I expected when building a hiking trail. Everyone is so uplifting and energetic when working and let you take as many breaks as you need. Thing to bring would definitely be water good shoes and a hat My overall experience was awesome

9 months ago

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