Learn and help in our beautiful ecovillage in Colombia

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The Exchange

Our eco farm is opened to all worldpackers who would like to join us in our mission. We need help with our organic garden, maintenance and also decorating it with art. There is a lot to do and I'm sure if you come with an open heart, you'll be able to learn and also teach us a lot. We kindly ask volunteers to contribute with USD 8 per day to cover expenses with food.


Title

30 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

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.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Volunteers work 4½ hours in the morning on different activities, depending on your skills and our necessities at the time

We provide volunteers with comfortable accommodation in female or male dorms which include linen, hot water, and Wi Fi. There is also a cozy common area for you to relax and chat with other volunteers. You will receive three delicious vegetarian and/or meals a day during your stay.

We ask you to collaborate with us by participating in volunteer work for four and a half hours a day. The cost of the stay is approximately 8$ per day or 20.000 COP. If you stay 2 weeks or more, you will only pay about 6$ or 16.000 COP per day. As we are a monastic community, we do not generate an outside income and your donation helps us preserve our way of life.


Activities & Shift

What kind of volunteer work does a volunteer?

Some of the possible activities are: organic farming, eco-building, helping the vegetarian / vegan restaurant, gardening, art, filming, teaching in our rural school (in case of longer stay), teaching English to members community, etc. Volunteers work every day. If you stay for more than two weeks, you will have a day off to rest and relax.

In your free time, in the afternoon or at night, you can participate in the activities of the Eco Village: Yoga practice and relaxation, meditations, music therapy with oriental instruments, nature walks, bonfires and films on a projector, etc.


Rules

We ask volunteers not to smoke or bring any alcohol, drugs, meat or eggs to Varsana and to abstain from any sexual activities during their stay.