Volunteering and natural living in a mountain Healing Forest in the South of India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

India, volunteer project, food and accommodation, bodhi vanam, logoBodhi Vanam (Awakening Forest) is a simple organic farm, a non-profit wholeness centre in a healing forest. Here one can rest, reconnect, tune, learn, realign, rejuvenate, experience and evolve the inner & outer nature! The center is located at 1250 mts. elevation with lovely cool weather (avg.18-25ยฐc) with rich flora and wild fauna. nearby, there are many organic farms, international communities and a Zen meditation centre (10km).
We have organic farming and natural way of living without any chemicals and already have many fruit trees (avocado, jackfruit, mango, orange, custard apple, guava), and coffee and pepper plantations. We need help in organic farming, healthy vegetarian cooking, eco-friendly construction, teaching village children,…

The last 2 km is off-road jungle terrain which can be traversed by foot or by Jeep.
As the place is surrounded by wilderness with animals possibly roaming at night, it’s advised not to go out between 6 pm-6 am for safety.

What category best describes your hosting arrangement? ๐Ÿก
  • Organization/NGO
Location – Where is your volunteer project located?๐ŸŒ

In Kodaikkanal mountain of South India ๐Ÿ“

What are you looking for help with?
  • Building ๐Ÿ› 
  • Charity Work/Fundraising ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Cleaning ๐Ÿงน
  • Teaching/Language Exchange ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ
  • Farming/Gardening ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ„
  • General Help ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Health/Medical/Assistance ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฉบ
  • Research ๐Ÿ”ฌ
What’s the mission of your community? ๐ŸŽฏ

Bodhi Vanam (Awakening Forest) is a simple organic farm, a non-profit wholeness centre in a healing forest. Here one can rest, reconnect, tune, learn, realign, rejuvenate, experience and evolve the inner & outer nature!

Volunteers’ age restrictions ๐Ÿ”ž

Unfortunately, we cannot host minors. ๐Ÿ”ž Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

  • ย โ Foreigners should have a valid visa.
  • ย โ It’s a vegetarian, non-smoking, non-alcohol community.
  • ย โ Be respectful to others, animals and Mother Nature.
  • โ Advised not to go out between 6 pm-6 am for safety.
  • โ Bring basic necessities for your hygiene and good sleep.
  • โ Bring natural, organic, eco-friendly toiletries (soap, shampoo, paste,โ€ฆ) as we are in organic farm and want to be lighter on the earth
  • โ Silence between 10 pm-6 am
How many volunteers could you host? ๐ŸŽŽ
  • More than two
When do you usually need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…
  • September-May
How many hours of help per day? โฑ
  • 4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’
  • 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations ๐Ÿ“
  • Managing Soil Health and Water channels using Permaculture ways
  • Planting, Weeding, Pruning, Harvesting
  • Cooking healthy Vegetarian food
  • Cleaning
  • Teaching language to neighbour village children
Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•
  • Dormitory/shared rooms ๐Ÿ›Œ
  • Tent ๐ŸŽช
Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค
  • Healthy Vegetarian Food.
  • Mostly Vegan.
  • We keep Honey and Ghee as medicine if needed.

Bodhi Vanam, meditation, yoga, volunteering, food and accommodation, hospitality exchange

Fee transparency ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ”

No fee for volunteering 5 hours a day.

VISA SUPPORT – Are you able to assist with visa support, information, or provide invitation letters? ๐Ÿ›‚

No, we cannot help with Visa but we can offer assistance ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…
  • Stay in Serene healing space.
  • Clean air, water and healthy vegetarian food.
  • Yoga, Meditation, Creativity and Healing possibilities.
What are the available activities during free time? ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’
  • Yoga, Meditation, Creativity and Healing possibilities.
  • Trekking in the mountains.
  • Visiting neighbour farms and sightseeing.
Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

English, Tamil, Hindi

Geography ๐ŸŒณ

The farm is located in Kodaikanal mountain, south India at 1250 mts. elevation with lovely cool weather (avg.18-25ยฐc) with rich flora and wild fauna. nearby, there are many organic farms, international communities and a Zen meditation centre (10km).

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

It’s accessible by Bus/Car~500km from Chennai Airport, ~130km from Madurai Airport, ~175km from Coimbatore Airport, ~380km from Thiruvannamalai, ~430kkm from Auroville. Overnight Bus journey is a good option for people coming through Chennai/ Pondicherry/ Bangalore. Perumalmalai or Pethuparai Junction is good stop for people coming through Bus.
People coming by car can come upto the junction where off-road starts. Last 2 km is off-road jungle terrain which can be traversed by foot or by Jeep.

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ

Yes!

“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists? ๐ŸŽŽ

Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests ๐Ÿ‘Œ


CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง


Host Email โœ‰ bodhivanam.in@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +91 9765348573
Social Media: Official Facebook Page
Hostname ๐Ÿ“›Bodhi Vanam

Bodhi Vanam, volunteer project, food and accommodation, South, India, yoga, meditation

Bodhi Vanam volunteer project in the South of India


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