Thabarwa Nature Centre EU

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Instagram: @thabarwanaturecentre

We will prioritize the candidates with previous experience as volunteers, who speak Italian or English, have motivation and sense of responsibility, who love nature and are willing to help people in need.

Thabarwa is one of 100 International Centres of Meditation and Solidarity spread throughout Asia, Europe and North America, founded by the Burman Monk Sayadaw Ashin Ottamathara. Here, all kinds of people, including the ones in difficulty (homeless people, single parents, people with addiction problems, mental and physical issues, etc.), find refuge and hospitality for free, in a climate of total openness, respect and joy.

We live together as a community where everyone participate and help each other out on daily chores and multiple other tasks. We usually work in the morning period (until lunch), doing household, organizing common spaces, cooking, working in the garden, cutting wood and grass, building and repairing, keeping the surrounding areas clean and working on ongoing projects.

We also organize events, such as retreats, dinners and courses.

However, apart from the basic structure of the volunteering experience, the routine is dynamic and almost every new suggestion is welcome to be put into practice. We've had people teaching languages, translating informal and important meetings, helping kids with homework, driving hosts around, or even taking the initiative to set a whole new biological garden.

Finally, Meditation is what united us in the first place, so here you have the possibility to practice it on your own in a meditation room or in the forest, or the Vipassana modality in a small group, in the morning and/or afternoon sessions. The President of this Italian Unity has more than 20 years of experience and enough research to help you out if this is the direction of your journey.

The accommodation will be in shared rooms with 2/3/4 beds, and with shared bathrooms. There is a male and a female area. We offer blankets, pillows, sheets, pillowcases and towels. Guests have access to a washing machine to weekly wash personal clothes and bed linen. Three meals are served during the day: 7:00 breakfast, 12.00 lunch, 17.30 snack (a light dinner).

We are a big joyful family waiting for you to travel (specially inwards) into this experience.

Each volunteer is covered by insurance for themselves and third parties. This insurance is compulsory and costs 35 euros.
We ask each volunteer to contribute 20 euros to this cost.
The insurance lasts 1 year from the moment it is taken out

Our center is open to everyone! We welcome people from every culture, religion, age and abilities and we encourage diversity. Everyone can contribute in their own way and with their own skills and gifts. We are a big open family, with our similarities and differences. We will respect you for who you are and we expect you to do the same with all of us!

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I didn’t experience the volunteering experience I signed up for. I’ve met amazing people with great values who enriched my life and perspectives. I stayed for 5 weeks in the Center on the South of Italy, I can not talk about the experience in the Center on the North. I met 5 monks, I was able to get in deep touch with the Buddhism. The last days were really weird, the directors were unclear. On the other hand, I was able to relax and meditate, while doing simple activities in the garden, cooking and cleaning inside the house. I am grateful

22 dias atrás



This was my first Worldpacker experience and I couldn't wish for anything more. The work was easy and didn't feel like work at all. The people were great and made me feel welcome the second I got there. I am so grateful for the time I spent there and for all the amazing moments. But if you decide to go there, learn some Italian. Not everything is translated, which can sometimes be confusing

2 meses atrás

Thabarwa respondeu

She was on her first volunteering experience on her stay with us, she demonstrated an open mind and the will to go through any task that had to be taken care of. She also find the way to learn some new words to comunicate with everybody. She discovered, she found herself at home with the community.
Our doors and hearts are always open for you Rosi!
Best of wishes!

República Checa


my stay in thabarwa was simply magical. so warm, cozy, safe. the work is easy and fun, the food is delicious, the place is so lovely surrounded by nature and the people are beautiful and so caring :) i am cherishing all the moments we shared together - all the walks and talks, laughter, music and magic. witnessing and participating in all the love and kindness shared, seeing people working together for the centre was so unique and beautiful and i learned a lot. this place truly opened up my heart. thank you all for making this place feel like a home and i hope to see you again some day! <3

4 meses atrás



Fue muy bonito estar ahí, fue mi primer voluntariado y me encantó, conecte conmigo misma y con muchas otras personas, la comida es deliciosa, la gente es amable, puedes hacer muchas actividades y si quieres salir, puedes ir caminando a la estación de tren para ir a otros lugares, de verdad fue increíble esta experiencia, espero volver pronto, se convirtieron en una familia para mi 🫶🏼

4 meses atrás



Thabarwa is truly a unique place and something I will always remember. I grew a lot as a person there and I am very grateful for it. Since day one I felt very welcomed and really loved this place. It was a special experience.. feels like I didn't find this place, the place found me.. in the right moment. the right time. with the right people. I‘m very Thankful and happy for this time.

5 meses atrás

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