VOLUNTEERS SEASON 2020 Come Help our non-profit Yoga Eco Farm grow
Dear Volunteer. Our journey started with a calling to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to reconnect with Nature. The goal of our project is to inspire people to a more eco-conscious and mindful lifestyle, promoting a sustainable approach to life, involving a deep connection with Nature, and personal growth based on the principles of Yoga and Permaculture. 2020 is our 4th year of operation, and after a lot of work we are very excited for what we've achieved so far! We have renovated few stone structures on the project site, bringing electricity, water and a sewer system. We've planted a food forest and gardens to grow (some) our food. We've established a local community offering Yoga classes, workshops and special art and music events ... but there's still a lot of work to do! We offer two kinds of volunteer programs: - Time bank model: you help us with 1 hour of work and you can participate for free to one hour of one of our classes or events. - Workwaway model: food and accommodation in exchange for 5 working hours per day (generally from 9am to 2pm), 5 days a week (generally Monday to Friday). Work may involve construction and renovation, gardening and agriculture, vegetarian cooking, cleaning, helping during events, promotion and marketing, teaching yoga or other workshops if you have a specific knowledge or talent to share.
Even though we will all be involved in all these various activities, ideally we are looking for people to be more focused specifically in one field. While strategizing and planning together we won't be able to be 100% involved in all the practical operations, so we need someone to become the point person for that, ideally and potentially from April until the end of summer; or at least for a minimum of 1 month. In particular:
- Permaculture and regenerative agriculture. We are looking for someone passionate with already some knowledge of permaculture and experience in regenerative agriculture, willing to brainstorm solutions and strategies. For the right person this could be a great opportunity to learn and practice what you love, and see the results of your work. We also have a lot of books to deepen your knowledge.
- Yoga and holistic wellness. We would like to find a yoga teacher that ideally speaks Italian and English to teach some of the classes when needed, or maybe some specific workshop. Our students so far are mainly beginners and interested in a meditative practice so we've been offering gentle vinyasa and hatha yoga so far. We would like to incorporate more mantra chanting and kirtan events. We use a small harmonium and it would be great to share its beautiful loving sound with the right person, or pair it with another instrument.
-Marketing, promotion, event planning and organization. The project has a lot of potential and we need to strategize ways to become more visible to the locals and also to international visitors. We are looking for somebody that has experience with marketing, promotion and social media, with organizing events, and that can maybe run some of these activities independently to boost the project exposure.
- Construction and Maintenance. We would need someone that is familiar with construction, masonry and carpentry, and that could both support our master builder in his work and also take over tasks on their own. This is a great opportunity for someone creative who loves making beautiful, functional, and long lasting structures, mostly using natural materials like local stone, bamboo and canes, refurbished wood.
In the long term we are also looking for partners, so we may also offer the opportunity to get more involved in the project to the right person/s. Since we usually receive many applications for the limited spots, before making a final selection we'll ask you to answer a questionnaire, then we may set a skype or whatsapp call to have a better idea if we are a good match for each other. You can also check our workaway account.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much.
Please download our presentation and questionnaire below. Then you can fill it out and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We really want to be on the same page, and set clear expectations. Looking forward to your applications! Thanks so much.