Volunteering at Sadhana Forest Kenya

About this host - 'Sadhana Forest Kenya'

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 Kenya, started in 2014, is working to establish food security through indigenous food forestry and water conservation with the Samburu people of north Kenya. Samburu County is one of the driest regions in Kenya, with recurring droughts and massive desertification. There is rampant malnutrition in the area. Our mission is to plant food forests using indigenous drought-resistant trees to combat the desertification and malnutrition concurrently. The water conservation and tree planting training that we offer the local people enable and encourage them to plant trees and take care of them as well. In order to increase the scope of our activities, we have been working towards establishing mobile reforestation units. This involves trucks carrying a large number of tree saplings and large tanks of water to a village, where we will meet with the local people and plant food-producing trees with them around their homes and in shared community spaces. This helps increase the geographical impact of our reforestation work.

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 Kenya is located in Samburu County, in Kenya. Volunteers stay in our off-grid, sustainable living campus. Volunteers can stay in tents on-site either under a tree or under a shed.

Volunteers contribute 700 Kenya Shillings (around 7 USD) per day towards their food costs, to be paid upon arrival at Sadhana Forest Kenya.

Extra information

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

What else

All guests are asked not to smoke cigarettes (including electronic 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.  It is also our way of supporting those who would like to live a life free of these substances.  Only come to Sadhana Forest if you are 100% sure that you are able and willing to completely respect this request.  Volunteers who do not respect this guideline will be immediately instructed by the Project Director to leave Sadhana Forest for at least 6 months.

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Availability

Date of Travel

Minimum of 14 and maximum of 366 nights is required

Number of volunteers

Maximum of 20 volunteers per booking

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