Gardening & Handyman at Krishna Eco Farm

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The Exchange

Krishna Eco Farm is a new project of Hare Krishna spiritual community. It is being developed as a holistic spiritual centre, to help re-establish the sacredness of life. We are making 1st steps, however in a long-term we are aiming for self-sufficiency. Being a new project, the eco-farm provides good opportunities for development and initiative. We invite volunteers to share their skills to develop this project.


Title

30 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

Farming: Plant crops and care for animals.

Gardening: Help to grow and cultivate plants.


What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Holistic Therapies: Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


Requirements

Fluent English

Over 21 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Short-term volunteer programme is limited to 2 months with the possibility to extend. A short extension (up to two additional months) may be possible depending on availability. Long-term volunteering (6 months or more) programme is only available for those who have completed 2 months short-term volunteer programme.

What we require of and value in a Volunteer
-Good work ethos, such as being reliable, cooperative, conscientious, industrious and punctual
-Flexibility in types of work and timings (if needed),
-Adherence to the Community Principles (see below)
-Adherence to our Child Protection Policy

Volunteers are encouraged to work in a positive mood of service, respect and loving cooperation. The working hours are 9.30-15.30 with an hour for lunch between 13.30-14.30. Duties also include clearing away after meals. Volunteers are expected to keep their personal spaces clean&tidy


Activities & Shift

What we offer to a Volunteer
-Comfortable, shared, single gender accommodation
-3 meals a day of our famous, nutritionally balanced, veggie food
-Regular morning and evening spiritual programmes at such as Kirtan (Mantra Music), Mantra/Japa Meditation, Musical instrument lessons, Sacred dance, Self-Realization Lectures and Video evenings, festivals, etc.
-Day-trips (as applicable)
-Library of educational books and DVDs on Organic Gardening, Self-realization, etc.
-Opportunities to make new friends & meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
-Learning opportunities to best utilise and develop your innate capacities
-Opportunity to utilise any personal skills & talents you may already have
-Being part of a sharing, supportive & welcoming community
-Access to bicycles to explore the local countryside (limited availability
-Internet Access is available at the local village library


Rules

Community Principles
Krishna Eco Farm is run by a spiritual community that promotes inner peace and sacredness of life. This requires a peaceful environment. To create and preserve this sacred space and show respect for ourselves and to others we request everyone to follow Three Golden Rules during their stay:
-To cultivate compassion and refrain from meat, fish and eggs
-To respect and preserve the sanctity of the community by practicing decent and responsible behaviour, following a respectful dress code and refraining from sex life
-To embrace our healthy lifestyle by refraining from all types of intoxication and stimulants (cigarettes, caffeine drinks, alcohol, illegal drugs, visiting pubs) during the stay (exceptions are an allowance to smoke or take caffeine drinks outside of premises)