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We invite passionate volunteers to join us in building our vision at Khula Dharma on a short or long term basis in exchange for food, accommodation, diverse learning opportunities (for example in permaculture, regenerative farming, natural building, holistic cattle grazing, herbal medicine) and the experience of our unique lifestyle.

Volunteers are required to work approximately 6 hours per day during weekdays. Tasks are constantly changing but may include food production (watering, weeding, making cuttings, planting seeds); upgrading of our facilitates (painting, fixing, woodwork) and general cooking and cleaning. Volunteers join in our communal plant based meals.

Volunteers are encouraged to explore and enjoy our beautiful land and participate in our community gatherings, yoga, meditation, physical training sessions, hikes, beach trips or just to relax and read a book from our large and diverse collection.

We want to create a vibrant atmosphere of knowledge and skills sharing and encourage volunteers to contribute their own ideas and passions to enhancing our space and collective vision!

Your Accommodation

During your stay as a volunteer at Khula Dharma, you will be provided with simple rustic accommodation, i.e. a single or shared room in either the farm house or one of the traditional Xhosa huts. Facilities include outdoor compost toilets and showers.

Food

We provide plant-based communal meals using food grown from the farm as much as possible. As meals are communal, volunteers are required to assist with cooking and cleaning up after meals. Please refrain from bringing any animal products such as meat & dairy onto the property and let us know upfront if you have any allergies and dietry requirements.

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Suggested Packing

  • Walking shoes and socks – if you have space gumboots are useful for rainy weather and to protect your feet
  • Gardening gloves
  • A sun hat
  • Clothes for working in the garden
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Biodegradable toiletries and laundry soap/powder (you will hand-wash your own clothes, no machine here!)
  • Torch
  • Musical instruments/books and any other equipment for activities during your off time (we do have a lovely book collection available on the farm)
  • Journal for note taking/painting/drawing

 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us for more information and an application form.