Willing Workers on Organic Farms ‘Wwoofers’ and Volunteers

Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is part of a world-wide community that promotes awareness of ecological farming practices by providing volunteers (“WWOOFers”) with the opportunity to live and learn on organic properties.

WWOOFing is an enjoyable, educational and affordable way to explore and get to know the community of Kawai Purapura.

International Potluck Night at Wwoofers Lounge

There’s always some work and we are getting especially busy during the festivals. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer please get in touch too!

As well as general work around our beautiful 19-acre centre, we often need help on creative activities.

For enquries about WWOOFing opportunities at Kawai Purapura, please email our Administration Manager.

Semi-Permanent Positions & Opportunities for Wwoofers and Volunteers

We are looking for a retreat coordinator who works within the small retreat management team to assist on the grounds and in the office. The varied role includes looking after the venues, setting up the retreat spaces based on client’s requirements, managing a small team of volunteers (wwoofers), assisting with retreat center activities, bookings and payments.
Three or 6 months with possibility for some extra paid hours.
We are looking for a Yoga Festival Assistant who works within the small team of Kawai Purapura to assist with the planning and implementing of the International Yoga Festival in February 2017. The varied role includes sourcing new presenters, liaising with the presenters, updating the festival time table, uploading facilitators & musicians’ information on the yoga festival website.
Three or 6 months with possibility for some extra paid hours.
We are looking for a Little Voices Festival Assistant who works within the small team of Kawai Purapura to assist with the planning and implementing of the Little Voices Festival in January 2017. The varied role includes creating the program, liaising with teachers & presenters, updating the festival website, marketing of the festival.
Three or 6 months with possibility for some extra paid hours.
An amazing opportunity to work for a non-profit organisation seeking to make positive change through yoga, health and healing and consciousness change. Looking for a talented and creative person to assist with designing, developing and preparing information for up to 4 websites (this one, yogafestival.nz, sacredearth.nz, yogatraining.nz).
Three + months position with extra paid hours available.
You will be responsible for organizing the market stalls for our 2017 festivals. Besides that you will assist with lots of hand-on marketing tasks, like the monthly newsletter, updating our web content, posting on social media, sending mail outs, and general writing/editing. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Office are essential.
Three + months position with some extra paid work available.
Do you have basic building skills, or more? Looking for a fit, energetic builder/carpenter to assist with building our new Yoga Barn and other projects. A great opportunity to become part of a motivated and fun team , creating facilities for our Yoga School, Sacred Earth, Yoga Festival and Conscious Community at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre. A basic knowledge of tools and carpentry required.
Three+ months position with some paid hours available.
Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre is looking for a grounds person to maintain and co-create a beautiful peaceful and inspiring environment. You will have 19 acres of bush, streams, gardens and retreat facilities to oversee, with the assistance of other volunteers. Some landscaping ability welcomed. We would love a commitment for several months if possible. We offer a great community environment in which to evolve.
Three+ months position with some paid hours available.
Looking for a technically minded person to assist at our Retreat Centre with:

  • technical support and advice
  • assisting retreat leaders with troubleshooting for presentations
  • staff with their work station set-up and emails etc.

Three+ months position with some paid hours available.

Working in reception requires volunteers to perform a variety of administrative tasks. Primary responsibilities will be handling the check-ins/outs of our guests, managing queries, and liaising between staff and guests. Candidates must be able to speak English comfortably and also have proficient knowledge of basic computing skills (Word, Excel, etc). We are seeking individuals who can remain calm under pressure and have an infectiously positive presence to bring to this position.
All the positions are currently fulfilled, from November onwards we are looking for new candidates. This varied role is for 3+ months with some paid hours.


KP is an amazing place to grow up spiritually, meeting loving people and explore yoga, meditation and all things spiritual. If you are looking for a fun, loving and good vibe community, KP is it!
Kaitlin - USA
Kawai Purapura is a magical place to show, to share community life and keep wise and mindfulness practices.
I’m very happy to be here. Thanks!
Nuane - Spain
The first day I arrived I knew that I’ll enjoy this wonderful place made of beautiful people. And living in the middle of the forest is amazing too!
Charline - France