Help at a retreat centre on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a non-profit, volunteer-operated spiritual retreat centre, where the retreats are facilitated by the enthusiastic work of people dedicated to providing a holistic experience for every visitor.

    We welcome volunteers in a variety of areas and aim to place them in a role that utilises their strengths and stimulates personal growth.

    Volunteers help with the general maintenance of the centre such as working in the organic market gardens, helping with the cows, assisting in our vegan/vegetarian kitchen as well as general housekeeping and maintenance.

    We provide basic yet clean and comfortable accommodation and delicious vegan/vegetarian meals everyday. We encourage volunteers who are able to conduct workshops to apply as we are always committed to developing our volunteer program.

    You are welcome to take advantage of exploring the local environment, learn from our spiritual community and participate in certain retreat programs (ie, yoga) as individual leaders allow.

    We offer both short and long term stays for enthusiastic volunteers, with a review after the first week.

    Please tell us a bit more about yourself and your skills and interests when writing an application so that we may accomodate you and your needs to the best of our ability.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our principles are based upon the practice of an ‘ahimsa’ (non violent) lifestyle and natural living.

    We host travellers from across the globe throughout the year as a part of our karma yoga program. Over the years, our volunteers have had the opportunity to immerse themselves in our natural environment while learning more about organic living and our spiritual lifestyle.

    Volunteers have the opportunity to learn and grow from activities including meditation, organic farming, working with the cows, growing Ayurvedic herbs and preparing delicious vegan/vegetarian meals.

    We offer an environment which allows for self development in every individual.

  • Help


    We welcome volunteers in a variety of areas and aim to place you in a role that utilises your strengths and stimulates personal growth. Because we operate both a retreat centre and organic garden, volunteer positions are available in every aspect of service, from helping in the kitchen to working in the garden.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation



  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers are able to visit local attractions during their spare time. We are fortunate to be located near the Great Ocean Road, which attracts travellers from around the world. There are plenty of nearby attractions such as beautiful beaches (Lorne), waterfalls and hiking and biking trails in the Great Otways National Park.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 254664685819

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