Farm Care Taker

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High­lights

Be part of a spiritual family where we lean from each other.
Learn how to relate with nature in a new and fresh way.
Heal yourself with healthy diet, yoga, meditation and agnihotra.
Enjoy the sea and the mountains at walking distance.
Feel that your contribution is meaningful.
We are looking forward for someone who loves watering, pruning and taking care of the garden. Some knowledge of farm maintenance is also much welcomed like pluming etc. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

We call our volunteer program SEVA as the spirit of the project aligns with Selfless Service and working in togetherness for the good of all.

We don't provide only the right environment for learning about sustainability but also for growing in values, awareness and self-awareness and the commitment to be better persons.

As it focuses in regeneration of a degraded land, it has the challenges that involves this courageous task, and the beauty that brings to bring to life and transform into paradise a land which was highly mistreated and a dumping place previous to the project.

Even though the project is still in the early stage, we provide good bedding, hot shower, communal kitchen, dry toilet, yoga platform, yurt for meditation, singing or other activities, library with desk and cabled internet (no wifi)...

The volunteers will work mainly with Yasmín and friends that come regularly to help for the day.

What we require: 

  • Sincere motivation
  • Have a clear contribution plan
  • Participate approximately 25 hours per week in making the farm a better place (basic tasks need to be taken care of every day)
  • Not to use or being under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs (includes Cannabis!) during my stay at the farm (this includes outside the farm while you stay with us too, please don’t come if you can’t commit to that)
  • Become a “seva” member for 200€ (valid one month, renewable and not refundable) to mainly cover foods and general running costs of the farm such as gas, water and general maintenance which makes the project possible (in the exceptional case we agree that you come for less than a month, the membership price remains the same).
  • Tent (we provide nice mattress).
  • A little deposit for Sheets, blankets, pillow and a towel, that would be returned If washed and arranged at the end of the stay.
  • NOT been vaccinated against Covid
  • To fill the seva form (here after)
  • Be honest and Share who you are

What we offer:

A simple place to stay nearby the farm, at walking distance from the ocean.

  • Hot Shower
  • 2 healthy, vegetarian, whole food, local grown veggies meals (1PM and 7PM) a day including good oil and some super foods and spices
  • When we do it: Agni hotra
  • When we do it, we love to share Yoga
  • Learning as you go about sustainable living, Permaculture, plants in the sub-tropics, etc
  • Lots of information about Tenerife
  • Networking with lots of beautiful like-minded people and projects

What is good to bring:

  • Headlamp
  • working clothes and gloves
  • tent

Typical day

Here the timetable we use to work with although it might differ:

  • Not always: Sunrise: Agni hotra
  • After that: yoga (one hour) (the days we can with our busy schedule, sometimes it is chi-kung if the yoga platform is wet from rain)
  • Then: first meal of the day at 2PM and small sharing circle
  • Then creative space where everyone can contribute and focus on their own gifts towards the farm (with
  • Some free time if needed)
  • Second meal of the day at 7:30PM
  • Sunset: Agni hotra
  • After that: free time and sometimes: chanting and meditation
  • Two days a week free to flow

Free-time activities

It is possible to:

  • Walk nicely in the anaga mountains natural park
  • Swimming in the bajamar natural pools. 
  • Surfing at the arenal beach (walking distance)
  • Climbing in the nearby mountains
  • Snorkeling in the different coastal areas
  • Skatepark
  • Yoga at the farm
  • Meditation at the farm
  • Agni hotra ritual every evening at the farm

Climbing
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Be honest, communicative and present.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 - 15:30

What's Included

Services by Serene Light Gardens

The Volunteer Program fees are to mainly cover foods and general running costs of the farm such as gas, water and general maintenance which makes the project possible.

Food & Beverages

We have 2 healthy, vegetarian, whole food, local grown veggies meals (1PM and 7PM) a day including good oil and some super foods and spices. 

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Tenerife. We assist you to find cheap flights to Spain.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Spain provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Spain you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Spain.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

It is possible to come any time of the year as long as we are not full!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$248
5 weeks
$310
6 weeks
$372
7 weeks
$434
11 weeks
$682
19 weeks
$1,178
50 weeks (max. stay)
$3,100
Average fees
$62 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Serene Light Gardens will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Serene Light Gardens during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Farm Care Taker

We are looking forward for someone who loves watering, pruning and taking care of the garden. Some knowledge of farm maintenance is also much welcomed like pluming etc.

$50/week

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