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Volunteering at Ananda Gaorii is an exceptional opportunity to learn and meet people from all over the world. Our non-formal education process includes knowledge sharing and practical learning.

We are living together with 3 monks, dadas, that are teaching us spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, philosophy, healthy yogic lifestyle and living peacefully together at a community. We practice meditation, kiirtan and yoga asanas. The monks also can give personal guidance at one’s spiritual growth.

At our community we have people with various cultural backgrounds and skills, that can teach and share their experience on topics such as organic gardening, permaculture, household maintenance, construction, vegetarian and vegan cooking, food preservation, interior design and decoration,  playing guitar, piano, drums, singing, painting, fund raising, sociocracy, social change, team building games, communication and more, since we have new people constantly coming to our community with new skills and knowledge.

Curious to find out more? Get to know us? See our projects, people and place?
Come join us for a couple of days or weeks and enjoy the community, the values, the learnings, the silence, our beautiful gardens and the spiritual path that we share and honor.

Prices

The price covers accomodation, a prepared vegetarian lunch (other meals are prepared individually), free access to drinks, snacks and fruits, program on spiritual development (regular meditations, yoga, philosophy classes), workshops, community activities.

Ananda Gaorii and our community is a space without any alcohol and drugs as well as respects the Sattvik diet: it is vegetarian without eggs, mushrooms, garlic and onion. Smoking  is allowed only outside of our properties. We don’t normally allow dog visitors, please ask beforehand if you intend to bring any animal, where extra fees are applied.

Please Note: We don’t accept volunteers without prior registration and confirmation from our side.

For more information and booking your stay: 

Open spots for free volunteering!

GARDEN LEADER POSITION

Those of you who has been here know that we have a big and beautiful garden that feeds us with its delicious fruits the whole season long and even the winter. Now it’s open for a new hero to take charge of. We are now looking for a passionate and responsible person who wants to be part of our amazing project in Denmark! 

☘️ This opportunity is for you if you:

🔸 have an experience in organic gardening (or strongly interested and open to learning from our previous coordinators);

🔸 ready to garden without using pesticides or other chemicals (we are certified as an organic garden and want to keep going in this direction);

🔸 ready to work 25h a week;

🔸 ready to commit at least for 10 months (with 2 weeks of TRIAL period);

🔸 ready to live in a yogic community of 20-25 people;

🔸 have an interest in yoga and spirituality;

🔸 ready to make mistakes and learn new things;

☘️ Responsibilities:

🔸 recruit volunteers for your team;

🔸 lead and coordinate team; 

🔸 plan/design the garden;

🔸 grow a variety of food utilising as much as possible of available areas (with the help of the team);

🔸 collect seeds, harvest;

🔸 taking care of infrastructure, fixing it, and maintaining;

🔸 do a monthly report;

☘️ Personal qualities required:

🔸 patience;

🔸 openness to failure and bravery to go on;

🔸 the ability to learn fast;

🔸 self-management;

🔸 honesty and integrity;

🔸 humility and compassion;

☘️ What you get in exchange:

🔸 an experience and a learning journey into organic gardening, permaculture, agroforestry;

🔸 space for mistakes without being judged;

🔸 joy and pain of having fresh cakes and bread every day 🙂

🔸 a single room (with a shared bathroom and kitchen);

🔸 delicious (vegetarian, vegan) meals straight from the garden;

🔸 freedom to choose your days off and manage your working schedule;

🔸 an opportunity to take part in big programs at Ananda Gaorii (like Youth Exchanges, Training courses, etc), propose some workshops or lectures;

🔸 spiritual environment with practices of meditation as a daily routine, yoga classes, and philosophy lectures;

🔸 beautiful nature around – magical forest and sea 20 minutes away (by bike:), spacious fields and valleys around, wild animals such as deer, hare, and pheasant around;

🔸 communal bikes that you can freely take and go on an adventure;

🔸 and, much more 🙂

Interested? Take an act of courage and send us the following information (Telegram @Ashiisha):

1. Where are you currently and what are you doing there?

2. When can you come and how long for?

3. A short 1-2 minute video of yourself explaining why you would like to come, your previous experience, and useful skills you think you can contribute with.

This journey definitely requires an act of courage and bravery. We don’t promise it to be easy all the time, but we promise you support and are ready to share all our knowledge. And after all, who want’s easy?😉

KITCHEN COORDINATOR POSITION

Do you have a dream to volunteer for an international project? This is a wonderful chance for it. The door of our kitchen is open for a new person who is passionate about cooking (vegetarian meals) and can maintain order well.

🥗  This opportunity is for you if you:

🔸 have an experience in cooking vegetarian meals (or strongly interested and open to learn);

🔸 ready to work 25h a week;

🔸 ready to commit at least for 3months (first 2 weeks – TRIAL period);

🔸 ready to live in a yogic community of 20-25 people;

🔸 have an interest in yoga and spirituality;

🔸ready to make mistakes and learn new things.

🥗  Responsibilities:

🔸 to lead all kitchen related activities;

🔸 to cook balanced meals for community of about 20 people;

🔸 to plan menu (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for retreats, trainings and other public programs;

🔸 to oversee the kitchen and storage space, to keep it clean and organised;

🔸 to be in communication with the garden coordinator, to have an understanding of what kind of foods needs to be utilised primarily;

🔸 to utilise food effectively, making sure we have no wastage and utilize all resources mindfully;

🔸 to take care of food that arrives from market – to sort it out, to remove plastic from veggies or fruits;

🔸 to communicate any issues or unclarities with the community or ask for help if needed;

🔸 to be creative in setting small ambitious goals and strive towards constant improvement.

🥗  Personal qualities required:

🔸 leadership;

🔸 proactiveness;

🔸 the ability to learn fast;

🔸 honesty and integrity;

🔸 humility and compassion.

🥗  What you get in exchange:

🔸 an experience and a learning journey in vegetarian sentient cooking;

🔸 space for mistakes without being judged;

🔸 joy and pain of having fresh cakes and bread every day 🙂

🔸 a single room (with a shared bathroom and kitchen);

🔸 an opportunity to take part in big programs at Ananda Gaorii (like Youth Exchanges, Training courses, etc), propose some workshops or lectures;

🔸 spiritual environment with practices of meditation as a daily routine, yoga classes, and philosophy lectures;

🔸 beautiful nature around – magical forest and sea 20 minutes away (by bike:), spacious fields and valleys around, wild animals such as deer, hare, and pheasant around;

🔸 communal bikes that you can freely take and go on an adventure;

🔸 and, much more 🙂

Interested? Take an act of courage and send us the following information (Telegram @Ashiisha):

1. Where are you currently and what are you doing there?

2. When can you come and how long for?

3. A short 1-2 minute video of yourself explaining why you would like to come, your previous experience, and useful skills you think you can contribute with.

We don’t promise it to be easy all the time, but we promise you support and are ready to share all our knowledge. And after all, who want’s easy? 😉

Teams

Garden:
Farming, gardening, permaculture, agroforestry

Kitchen:
Cooking vegetarian and sattvik food for community & events.

Communication: 
Design, social media, brand development and networking

Events:
Management,  organisation & development.

Construction and maintenance:
Building, rebuilding, repairing, fixing, maintaining, improving, optimising.

House caring:
Decoration, re-arranging, plants and animals carer, creating a cozy space.

Facilities

Hello dear Friend!

In this video we want to give you a little tour of our community house and introduce you to the basic rules.

Daily life of a volunteer - Testimonials