Volunteering at Sadhana Forest Haiti

About this host - 'Sadhana Forest Haiti'

Sadhana Forest is an international vegan volunteer organization doing reforestation in India (since 2003), Haiti (since 2010), and Kenya (since 2014). In India we reforest severely eroded land into indigenous forest. In Haiti and Kenya, we plant food forests for long-term food security in arid and malnourished regions. Our close relationship with the local population is the key to our success, as we rely on the motivation of people to care for their forests in order to have a long-lasting impact. Sadhana Forest won the Third Prize Humanitarian Water and Food Award in Denmark in 2010.

Sadhana Forest is a vibrant community with people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s a place for people from all over the world to experience first-hand the phenomenon of human unity! We host volunteers, interns and students providing an opportunity to learn hands-on about reforestation, biodiversity, water conservation and sustainable living. Volunteers need no prior experience and will be trained on all activities by our experienced management team. As we are working towards raising our consciousness, volunteers do not consume any drugs or alcohol on the campus or outside for the duration of their stay.

Details of help

Sadhana Forest Haiti, started in 2010 after the earthquake, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people of Anse-à-Pitres and the restoration of the forests of this island nation. We therefore spend a lot of our Seva (selfless service) engaging with the local people. The main challenge present in our area is food insecurity and malnutrition. To address this, we share our extensive experience of planting trees in arid areas with local people. Together we plant indigenous food-bearing trees around their homes. We also have an educational programme for local children. We built a solar mill, inviting local people to grind Maya Nuts (grown on Brosimum alicastrum trees we planted over the years) into flour that they can use to bake bread.

Accommodation

If you’re in a place in life where you want to contribute to society and make a difference in the world, Sadhana Forest is the right place for you. Sadhana Forest furthers our work through seva (selfless service), and we look forward to doing seva with you. Sadhana Forest Haiti is located in Anse-à-Pitres. Volunteers stay in our off-grid, sustainable living campus. Volunteers will be provided accommodation in dormitory huts for their stay.

Volunteers contribute 6 USD per day towards their food costs, to be paid upon arrival at Sadhana Forest Haiti.

Extra information

  • Internet Access
  • Private room
  • We offer a pick-up for arrival
  • We offer meals
  • We have pets
  • We are smokers

What else

Volunteers will not smoke cigarettes, use drugs, or drink alcohol, inside or outside of Sadhana Forest, during their entire stay! This guideline helps us always to remain fully aware of our behavior and maintains our personal health, safety and security. Only come to Sadhana Forest if you are 100% sure that you are able and willing to completely respect this!!! Volunteers who do not respect this guideline are immediately instructed by the Project Directors to leave Sadhana Forest for at least 6 months.

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Availability

Date of Travel

Minimum of 7 and maximum of 366 nights is required

Number of volunteers

Maximum of 25 volunteers per booking

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