Volunteering at Kawai Purapura

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Volunteering is an enjoyable, educational, affordable way to explore the world. We welcome volunteers from all over the world to live and learn at the beautiful 19-acre community of Kawai Purapura. The Retreat Centre is tucked away in native bush and a real oasis close to Auckland city. You can easily reach us via bus and car.

Kawai Purapura is a Yoga Retreat Centre; there are a variety of yoga and meditation classes each week, and we run Yoga Teacher Trainings and retreats. Kawai Purapura is a great space to step into teaching as our volunteers are free to offer classes and workshops to the community.

Please let us know with your application what you would like to bring to the community. On the other hand, if you are fairly new to yoga this is a great place to tap into a yogic lifestyle and we are happy to share our passion and path with you.

Kawai Purapura is smoke, alcohol and drug-free and vegetarian. By volunteering you will help us to build a conscious community, take responsibility to support our values and keep the energy of this place clear. We ask our volunteers to participate regularly in the community classes and events – check them out here: http://kawaipurapura.co.nz/weekly-classes/

As a volunteer, you will do 18 hours/week of Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is the yoga of action; it doesn’t matter what we do, we focus on how we do it: with awareness, with care & love, doing our best, not for ourselves but for the greater good!

There are different departments that will need your help such as the resident cafe, retreat accommodation, grounds/garden, retreat venues, housekeeping, maintenance, zero waste and permaculture. In your application please let us know about your areas of interest and your work experience. We are looking for long-term volunteers to stay for 2 months or more, but feel free to apply for less. Please understand that we do not accept visitors for less than 3 weeks.

Kawai Purapura provides shared accommodation for volunteers, free WiFi, a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. You are welcome to use the pool and the beautiful outdoor facilities and participate in the festivals we run. Partly paid positions (min. 3 months commitment) are entitled to their own accommodation.

Watch the video below to get an impression of what awaits you here!

We look forward to hearing from you!
Namaste

Contact

For all other inquiries, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@kawaipurapura.co.nz.

We are always looking for volunteers for Jan/Feb/March for our festival season.

https://www.voicesofsacredearth.co.nz/ CLICK HERE

https://www.yogafestival.co.nz/ CLICK HERE

APPLICATION FORM

Semi Permanent Volunteer Positions

We are looking for a coffee and tea master! Come join our Café team and serve our community.

The person who is suitable for this role will have confidence in using a coffee machine on their own. The successful applicant will have experience in the hospitality industry as a barista. This position includes both teamwork and independence, and the barista must feel confident serving a variety of coffee and tea without supervision. We are seeking individuals who can remain calm under pressure and have an infectiously positive presence to bring to this position.

Tasks include:

• Using a steam wand and making latte art

• Making coffee and tea

• Food handling – the barista will be expected to help making food when the coffeeshop is not busy

• Keeping a tidy space in the coffee shop

• Taking payments and working on register

• Opening and closing by themselves once training has been completed

• Following recipes and creating new ones for coffee and tea

• Engaging with customers, so good customer good service is a must

• Knowing how to handle food (food safety)

Expect to go through fluctuations of busy and quiet times, whilst maintaining a good work ethic and positive attitude.

We are looking for a long-term volunteer for this role and prefer applicants who will be here at least 2 months.

This role is 18 volunteer hours per week in exchange for twin-share accommodation.

We are seeking a semi-permanent Chef for Prema Café. The Café serves vegan and vegetarian food, so the successful applicant will have previous experience as a vegan and vegetarian chef. This position requires autonomy since you will be creating and following recipes for the café. We are seeking individuals who can remain calm under pressure and have an infectiously positive presence to bring to this position.

Tasks include:
• Preparing vegan and vegetarian food for the deli

• Preparing vegan and vegetarian meals for the Community Dinner, which occurs every Monday
• Following recipes and creating new ones for food
• Keeping a tidy space in the coffee shop
• Taking payments on the register
• Opening and closing by themselves once they are familiar with how the Café runs
• Cleaning your space once finished cooking
• Knowing how to handle food (food safety)

Expect to go through fluctuations of busy and quiet times, whilst maintaining a good work ethic and positive attitude.

We are seeking a long term volunteer. Due to training, this position is open to people who can stay 6 months or longer.

This role is 18 volunteer hours per week (in exchange for own accommodation), and an additional 6 paid hours each week.

You are required to have a valid NZ work visa