Voluntourism: Conscious Permaculture
Voluntourism: Conscious Permaculture
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Commenced:
01/01/0001
Submitted:
06/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
P.O.Box 962 , Hana, Hawaii, US
Phone:
808-344-7187
Website:
govoluntourism.com
Climate zone:
Sub-tropical





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Amy Edgington Angela Rothweiler Ben Hansen Christopher Carter Daniel McGough David Muhl Eden Gal Hunter Heaivilin Jane Gapinski Jon Holland Matthew Lynch Neal Campbell Pat Simmons Rae Fuller Robert Lehn Rose Annear Sara S'Jegers Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Vanessa  Jarvis Vanessa Jarvis Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes Vic Gaffney Viktor gruber Win Almazan
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Voluntourism: Conscious Permaculture

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Urban, Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

"If you want to feed a man for a day give him a fish, if you want to feed a man for a lifetime...teach him how to fish" We are a co-op comprised of top sustainability experts (green-builders, architects, designers. permaculturists, alternative-energy experts, teachers, people in the healing-arts and all around bright-brilliant souls). We work together towards a common goal- working with various non-profits, disaster relief, orphanages, schools and needs around the world. Give a little, gain a lot- and join hands with us today!

Project Description

Voluntourism was borne after teaching permaculture and managing various farms over the past 10 years...and realizing just how valuable really amazing volunteers are.  I have worked with various volunteer programs from WWOOFing, to World Farmers Exchange, and so often I found cases where farms were wasting precious time trying to pull work out of WWOOFers who just really wanted to smoke-pot and get a "free-ride".  I also saw the magic and the incredible transformations that could happen when really eager, talented volunteers were placed with the right projects- and just how vital these volunteers became to the life of the project. 

Slowly, I began a sort of database of all of my top students from permaculture projects, top WWOOFers and WFE interns from farms I managed...and I began placing my top-volunteers with other farms, non-profits, and projects that were in need.  Over and over we saw powerful transformations occur....and so now this has organically grown into a co-operative of wonderfully brilliant sustainability experts, permaculturists, artists, healers, teachers, architects and builders who come together to support a common vision. 

We work with needs around the world from small farmers who need some new life brought into their farm, to orphanages, and non-profits that need a miracle.  

'The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.' - Gandhi

We are now expanding into new areas around the globe and are actively looking for more permaculturists who want to join our team.  We are also always adding new projects to our lists...if you have a project that you would like featured on our website please feel free to contact us under "need Volunteers".  We look forward to creating with YOU! 

Sign up is free...on our website when it says who invited you...write down Permacultureglobal.org

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Voluntourism Bali

Volunteer to teach permaculture or green building in Bali...

Posted about 7 years ago (0 comments)
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