Join our Buddhist community and experience meditating in the Dandenong Ranges, Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a Buddhist community and charity based in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. We have beautiful gardens and are surrounded by longer hikes through the national park and surrounds. The environment is very beautiful, tranquil and restful and is perfect for meditation and contemplation.

    The help required varies from cooking, gardening, maintenance, cleaning and helping with accommodation. We also have various projects that you could get involved in at particular times. On occasion, we may ask you to be flexible and volunteer on one of the days on the weekend.

    If you have particular skills we would love to know. Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a volunteering visit.

    In your free time, there are many ways to relax including enjoying the grounds and local tourist sites. You can go for long bush walks in the Dandenong Ranges.

    As a volunteer, you are welcome to join any of the evening or weekend meditation classes running.

    You are welcome to join us for the daily prayers we hold in our meditation room.

    What we have to offer is varied and provides a perfect opportunity to experience the warm and friendly Buddhist way of life first hand.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Volunteers are from all over the world - have the chance to meet many new people and make lasting friendships! Also you will have the opportunity to learn about Buddhism and meditation and how to keep a peaceful mind.
    We are based in the Dandenong Ranges which is a top tourist destination for those in Melbourne with lots of nature and attractions.

  • Help


    Volunteers can help with cooking community meals, household chores, cleaning, sorting, building work, gardening - it depends on what is needed at the time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Shared dormitory room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a warm, vibrant and friendly international community. Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on the premises.
    All meals provided are vegetarian.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    6 hours a day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 523653285191

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