Help in Tibetan Buddhist centre in Coromandel, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Our centre sits on 8 acres in the remote and stunning Valley of Colville, Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. Surrounded by lush farmland, bush and the lovely hills of the Coromandel range, our ambience is conducive to peace, rest and healing.

    Our centre is a charitable trust and affiliated with the Foundation for the preservation of tradition– an international organization in the gelugpa tradition which has over 150 centres, hospices and projects worldwide.

    We welcome volunteers who have a genuine and sincere interest in developing on the spiritual path. Offering service in this way is far more than a convenient lodging, we invite volunteers to live, work, study, practice and meditate with us and to apply compassionate mindfulness, following the Buddhist teachings during their stay. We encourage our volunteers to make the best use of this opportunity and attend all classes, pujas and events.

  • 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
    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

    As a Buddhist centre, we welcome volunteers that have a genuine interest in Buddhism to live, serve and practice with us. We provide a conducive environment for contemplation, healing and study.

  • Help


    Typical volunteer activities include cooking, housekeeping, gardening, maintenance, and guest services. We take into account your interests as a volunteer, so if you have any special skills please let us know.

    Volunteers help 5 hours a day, over the course of 5 days with 2 days off. (2 days off consecutively cannot always be guaranteed).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer free, clean, comfortable accommodation and vegetarian meals

    We take turns to prepare lunch. Breakfast and dinner are your own responsibility to prepare.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have learned that the minimum stay of 1 month works best for everyone.

    We ask all volunteers to abide within the 5 precepts of moral conduct at all times.
    These are:
    Protect living beings (refrain from killing, even small insects)
    Respect others’ belongings (refrain from stealing and taking anything not freely given)
    Speak truthfully (refrain from lying)
    Refrain from sexual contact (to create a space for spiritual introspection and development with less distraction; dressing modestly is also encouraged)
    Refrain from using intoxicants, e.g. alcohol, tobacco, etc. (to help cultivate clarity of mind and body, and create a safe, calm environment for everyone)

    Volunteers need to be vaccinated.

  • 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

    We have a beautifully landscaped grounds at the centre with plenty of sites to choose from. We cannot offer electricity to sites.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 688298888668