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VOLUNTEERING

 
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The most valuable skills to have as a volunteer at Kindred Spirits are riding, cooking and/or farming, and we have a program for each of them.

* MINIMUM STAY OF 1 MONTH *

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Volunteering for

HORSE LOVERS

Riding level

We ask that you come to us full of great experiences with horses as an intermediate to advanced rider. Have experience either as a riding instructor, horse trainer or as a guide on horse treks. This program, I’m sorry, is not for beginners. 

Responsibilities

5 hours of work a day, 6 days a week. 
Feeding, mucking out and grooming the horses. Cleaning tack, brushes & buckets.
Learning holistic horse care and training for Natural Horsemanship.
Preparing horses before & after, for clinics & treks.      
Work as Guide for horse treks.
Practice Community Karma (details ahead).
Any work with the animals always comes first, dedication, respect and love for all nature is paramount. 

Please consider

Some might find this work to strenuous and physically hard, but it is not a question of being extremely physically fit, it is the passion and love we have for horses, that give us our strength. 
For myself and many, it is pure joy to feed, take care of and be with horses. Even mucking out can become a meditative ritual, just as I find gardening and painting is, except you have the beautiful live and warm presence of the horse with you.

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Volunteering for

FOOD LOVERS

EXPERIENCE level

You don’t need a lot of experience with the serving industry, but we do require at least mid-level experience with cooking, specially vegetarian cooking, and either experience with veganism or a willingness to learn. A love for food is important, it’s not about just putting food on the table, but having a real passion for your craft

Responsibilities

5 hours a day, 6 days a week (more on this below).
Preparing lunch and dinner for anywhere between 4 to 12 people. The average is 7. 
Preparing desserts as well (one a day), when there are retreat guests.
Serving on time.
Plan ahead and know what you need in advance.
Learning to work with local ingredients and having a curiosity for what the nature here has to offer.
Practice Community Karma (details ahead).

Please consider

The more organized you are, the breezier your experience. If you don’t plan ahead, you’re responsible for the amount of additional time it takes you to fulfil the required meals. There’s really no reason to exceed 5 hours a day, you should typically need no more than 3.

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Volunteering for

EARTH LOVERS

EXPERIENCE level

You 

Responsibilities

5 hours a day, 6 days a week (more on this below).

Please consider

The 

 

COMMUNITY KARMA

 
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