Saraya’s volunteer programme is open all year, which involves helping them in their kitchen, waiting tables at their cafe, farming, painting, making mud-walls, volunteering at their gallery for any upcoming events and even doing carpentry. As a volunteer, you will only need to work 4-5 hours every day where you are sure to learn a lot from your mentors. This programme is unpaid, however, Saraya will provide you with accommodation in a mixed-dormitory in their eco-stay; breakfast, lunch and dinner will also be provided.
How to Apply?
If you’re someone who wants to try something out of the box, not a boring, stick-to-the-desk and stare-at-your-laptop-screen kind of an internship, you must apply for this volunteer programme at Saraya. All you have to do is send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, write a cover note about why you’re interested in their programme, and you’ll be good to go! You can also apply through Workaway and Helpx. Remember, you need to be 18+ to apply for this volunteer programme and the minimum volunteer period is two weeks.
For more information, you can write to them at their Facebook page or call them at +91 918888926811.
If you're not interested in volunteering (although I don't know why anyone would not be), you can also enroll for their permaculture design course that will be held from November 24 - December 7, 2018. From December 9, 2018 onwards, you can also attend advanced courses in composting and humus building, food forests and gardening, pizza oven building, rocket stoves, pyrolysis, and learn how to make mud houses.
Saraya's location, Bardez is just perfect if you also want to explore Goa while you're there. Here are some places you can visit once your work hours are over.