The work of a volunteer varies a lot from season to season and from day to day. Volunteers usually put in 5 to 6 hours of work each day. You will also be able to explore the area, spend some time with the guests or participate in the activities.
Some examples of projects you can help us with: several building projects, food growing, making compost, pruning and general care of fruit trees, looking after the chickens and feeding the fish, planting vegetable beds and maintaining them, general farm upkeep and day to day running of our resort.
Depending on the amount visitors we have you can stay in a hut or a tent. You will receive accommodation and three meals per day.
How to apply
We are looking for people who have a passion for nature and are interested in sustainable ecotourism. People who are independent, mature, responsible and physically fit since we do a lot of physical work.
Please, when contacting us, write a little bit about yourself. Let us know the following: your age, what you studied, if you have any past experiences in volunteering, your skills and your interests. If you have done a PDC (Permaculture Design Course), let us know as well. Tell us about when you would like to come and how long you would like to stay. Also let us know what your expectations are for this experience. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to request our application form and check availability. The application process usually takes about one to two weeks.
Unlike other volunteering options, we do not want to charge you a lot of money to come work here. We have one basic principle; you pay for your expenses only. We charge 500 rupees (which is about U$5) per day per person to cover extra costs for food, electricity and gas. Volunteering at Mango Tree Resort does not go through any bigger company, which means your money goes straight to Mango Tree Resort and the development of the resort and/or the surrounding community. We encourage people to stay for two weeks or longer, as this will make your stay more effective and the experience will be deeper on both ends. To encourage longer stays, we will charge you for a minimum stay of 10 days (5,000 rupees), even if you decide to leave earlier. We hope you understand that it takes a lot of work to accommodate shorter stays.