Work exchange program in a retreat center in New Zealand
Wangapeka is a place of serene natural beauty and has a peaceful, healing and nurturing energy (it has been a meditation retreat centre since the 70s). It’s located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, in the South Island of New Zealand. The Wangapeka land is beautiful and staying there can be of mutual benefit for people and place. The Centre has been built on volunteer love and labour and Wangapeka relies on this flow of energy to support the teachings and practice of Dharma.
About the work exchange program
There is a whole range of work depending on skills and interests. Indoor work includes housekeeping and cooking while outdoor work includes gardening, clearing tracks, firewood, maintaining the drive and building maintenance such as painting, cleaning and carpentry repairs.
- The ability to self-manage and seek opportunities to contribute
- Take initiative
- Work well alone and with others
- Eager to learn new skills
- Have a commitment or interest in Dharma
What’s in it for You?
- Free food and accommodation for five hours work per day or free accommodation for three hours work per day.
Currently, volunteers stay in either an accommodation unit or a retreat cabin. Soon, the new 3 unit volunteer building will be complete and volunteers can stay there. During retreats and courses a cook is on site. Between courses, you share cooking or cook for yourself. The kitchen is accredited for vegetarian food.
Wangapeka requires reasonable physical fitness as the centre is on a hillside.
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