Volunteer at an eco-retreat village & community centre in Tuscany, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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Join the Alchemy School of Healing Arts

asha foundersWe are ASHA, an eco-retreat village in Italy & a community centre in the making. The Center is the cornerstone of an initiative to regenerate a nearby village โ€“ which is partly uninhabited โ€“ into a thriving Intentional Community.

Our vision is that this centre will become an academy and safe haven dedicated to ethically, environmentally, and socially responsible living, commerce, and business.

Since we took over the property (approx. 12 hectares) in Tuscany/Italy in June 2020, our staff and volunteer teams have been working tirelessly to regenerate the land and recuperate the lovely stone cottages on the property. We are proud of the work we have done as we move forward towards our vision of a fully sustainable project. Year-round we are looking for able-bodied and motivated volunteers to help us on the way.

ASHA, Alchemy School of Healing Arts, logo

Updated January 2024 โ€“ We are looking for both skilled and unskilled volunteers to help with:


  • Permaculture & Gardening
  • Landscaping & tree maintenance
  • Light maintenance (handyman skills)
  • Grounds crew

SUMMER (Retreat season mid-May to end September)


  • Gardening – keeping our 12 hectares green, flowering and flourishing
  • Grounds crew
  • Light maintenance (handyman skills)

  • We offer free accommodation in shared housing and board.
  • Our program includes weekly meetings to discuss the 12 Co-Commitments that underlie our communications, sharing circles, an opportunity to meet community members (people who have chosen to move into the area) and our encouragement to share your preferred healing art.

Olive harvest, Tuscany, Italy, ASHA

  • SPRING/WINTER/FALL: Work 5 hours per day (weekends off)
  • SUMMER (RETREAT SEASON): Work 25 hours per week in shifts. You will have 2 days off but we cannot always guarantee they be consecutive.
  • Minimum commitment of 3 weeks. Maximum stay of 2 months.

Putting up Stretch tent, volunteers, tuscany, food and accommodation

About the Community

Through regeneration, innovation, education, art, and healing, ASHA aims to build a scalable blueprint for land-based Conscious Communities (pilot project: Tuscany, Italy) that works in concert with a global digital platform and non-profit foundation.

Asha, senior volunteers


If you are interested in volunteering at ASHA (now, soon, or in the future) send a brief introduction to voluntouring.freelist@gmail.com – use “Asha community volunteer exchange in Italy” as the object of the email to receive the contact details of the host as soon as possible.

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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6 thoughts on “Volunteer at an eco-retreat village & community centre in Tuscany, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

  1. Good morning,Buongiorno

    My name is Dominika, I am 25 years old. I am a psychologist, I have completed a psychodietetic course. I am also an amateur yogi and passionate about a healthy lifestyle.

    I am passionate about Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and psychosomatics. I look at human nature holistically. I strongly believe that how we live affects how we feel. Recently, I also became interested in the subject of astrology and the law of attraction.

    Yoga has been with me for two years. I train with various teachers via YouTube, sometimes I try to do the asanas my body needs. My level is still beginner. He also tries his strength in meditation.

    My dream is to take part in a yoga course or school, preferably at the source, ie India, Indonesia .. but Europe would also be great. I love Italy. I am currently learning Italian, my level is beginner, but the lack of adequate funds is blocking me from achieving my goal. Participation in volunteering would be not only a dream come true, an opportunity to travel into the world and into yourself, but also an act of doing something good for others.I realize that volunteering is not just a vacation but hard work. I could help as much as I can. I am open to needs and suggestions.

    I would like to ask if you are currently organizing such volunteering?

    Best wishes,

    Dominika Gล‚ฤ…b

    1. Dear Dominika! It’s great to have you here ๐Ÿ™‚

      This is the comment/reference section of the host announcement. The hosts might not (be able to) read this section. To get in touch with them, please use the contacts you can find in the “Contact Details section” at the end of the same announcement.
      Thank you and good travels ๐Ÿ™‚

      Did you know? you could use this section to leave a reference, or review, of this volunteer project/program.

  2. Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope this meets you well. I tried to follow the link to the questionaire in order to volunteer but it just said’page unavailable’? I was wondering if the link was out of date but i am interested in volunteering on the work exchange, please let me know how!
    Thank you:)

    1. Thanks for your message, I checked the links and they should all work now. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope you manage to get in touch with the hosts and have a nice volunteer experience!

  3. Asha community volunteer exchange in Italy
    Hi, My name is Joanna from London Uk!
    I am interested in this volunteering opportunity and would love some more information please. I am interested in horticulture and wellness as well as the outdoors and overall helping out!
    Look forward to hearing back

    1. Dear Joanna ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts may not be able to read this section, so to get in touch with them, please use the contact information they provided in the “Contact Details” section at the end of the announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and happy travels.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿคž

      Did you know that you can use this section to leave a review or reference for this volunteer project/program?

      Voluntouring team

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