Wwoofers and Volunteers
Wwoofers, Volunteers and Service Teams are a vital part of the running of Te Moata.
Te Moata relies on the generosity, skills and goodwill of our many volunteers to help with the tasks that support the running of retreats and the on-going maintenance of land, buildings, gardens and track work as well as any special projects.
Volunteers tackle special projects and general tidy-up tasks in weekend working bees or sole stays between retreats. With 9 cottages/huts and the centre to maintain there is always a list of jobs waiting to be done! Perhaps you would like to offer your skills in carpentry, roofing, painting, plumbing, firewood splitting, general handy-person, gardening, weed control, track trimming etc ? Do contact us if you have skills and time to offer, we’d love to hear from you; firstname.lastname@example.org
A stay at Te Moata between retreats can be as informal as a couple of days stay in exchange for helping in the gardens or doing track-work, or it can be a more formal wwoofing arrangement. Wwoofers work in return for food and accommodation, they are often foreign travellers looking for a remote work experience, they may want to spend time in a retreat centre or they may have found Te Moata through their interest in Permaculture or conservation. Many find us through word of mouth as our Wwoofers meet many other similar travellers.
An average Wwoofer stay is three weeks. Our Wwoofer application form seeks information about the skills and experience of those inquiring so we can match our work force with the particular tasks needed at the time. Wwoofers work as a team and, between retreats, cook their own meals from the food provided.
Many Wwoofers identify Te Moata as their “home” in New Zealand and return, often bringing friends or family with them. We love welcoming our Wwoofers back.