Restore yourself with this awesome work exchange opportunity in New Zealand

Restore yourself with this awesome work exchange opportunity in New Zealand


Program details

Restore Balance Retreat was set up in support of restoring balance to society, providing tools and education to enable individuals to live a lifestyle that allows them to discover their fullest potential.  The retreat is across the road from the mighty Motueka Valley River with over 3 hectares of native forest with endless bird song making this an ideal place for the body to heal and restore balance.

Restore Balance Retreat runs Retreats and Events throughout the year,  provides accommodation and has weekly yoga schedules for those staying on the property and the local community.  There are also extensive fruit trees and vegetable gardens that provide guests with nutritious healthy organic meals. In addition, the gardens on the premises provide plenty of space for walks and an immersion in nature to support a relaxing stay.  Check out our Work Exchange program which offers opportunities to learn and work at the same time, providing more cost-effective options for Retreat participants.

About the work exchange program

The Work Exchange program is an invaluable contribution to the running of the Retreat facilities, gardens and services provided whilst at the same time providing participants of the program opportunities to enjoy the facilities and attend weekly yoga classes as well as other learning experiences that are on offer during their stay*.

Highlights

  • At least 2 weeks to 1 month of Work Exchange with pre-determined departure and arrival dates
  • 6 days schedule work a week with 1 day off
  • 5 hours of work each day, plus 1 hour for meals/break time
  • An opportunity for previous volunteers wishing to return to the retreat to negotiate an extended length of stay.

As Restore Balance Retreat is a small group Retreat Centre there is limited accommodation for the Work Exchange participants, therefore, during Retreat periods accommodation will be limited to 2 work exchange participants at a time.

*Participants will be able to join Workshops/ Retreats/ Events on offer, however, this may not always be possible if work is required to be accomplished during the time of the activity.

Things to know before you go

The work at Restore Balance Retreat is varied and depending on the time of year can range from planting, weeding, compositing, and pruning!  There are always a number of projects that can involve such things as creating pathways in the forest, building works and repair works.

If gardening and outdoor work are not your forfeits there are jobs to help with the operation of the accommodation, this can involve cleaning, washing, bed making, preparing meals, dishwashing and helping guests with general inquiries.

What to bring

  • Appropriate shoes (there are some gumboots on site)
  • Old clothes to wear, especially if you are working outside
  • Alarm clock
  • Sunscreen for warmer months
  • Toiletries

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