Florestral Volunteer Program

Volunteering is a special balance of giving and receiving…

We live and work with a karma yoga approach, this means that we receive and fulfill the work we do each day with devotion and consciously aware that we are offering our work for a greater purpose, this inspires us to give the best we can and thus with the understanding that we are all contributing to the community which in a wider scope is also our greater contribution to life itself.

We treat our center as our communal home and invite everyone to care for this space with attention and love.

If you feel drawn to live and work with us on the land, and you are both willing and able to contribute in any of the following fields:

– landscaping

– construction

– gardening, greenhousing, planting

– interior finishing and design (sandpapering, painting, sewing, furniture)

– kitchen/cooking/cleaning

– computer related and online work

– child-care and education

….we dearly welcome you!

We divide up work options so everyone can find their place in the circle. We want to have fun working together and continue bringing this joyfulness into the Land. Please write to us and share your skills, talents or simply enthusiasm to be involved.

This “volunteer program” includes:

  • Guided work exchange: we work on various projects on the land like planting, harvesting and maintenance of the greenhouses. As well as maintaining daily life needs like cooking and cleaning 
  • We contribute 4-6 hours per day to the land and community and have a free day every week
  • We meet in weekly group sharing circles.
  • There is the option to participate in the Medicine Ceremonies and  sweatlodge ceremony when they are held. This is not included in the program price, however is substantially discounted 
  • We will live in a simple communal set-up, cabins are often shared with other volunteers. 
  • We eat healthy vegetarian and organic meals 
  • We support eachother’s process.
  • This is also an opportunity to connect deeply with nature, unwind and recalibrate your soul, body and mind to nature time.

Please let us know if you have any specific skills or relevant experience, and in what area(s) you prefer to help out. Also, we would love if you could write a little on why you would like to join us in this way, on your background, and whether or not your interested in participating in the medicine ceremonies.

The cost for this program per month is $400 + 5 hours of energy exchange per day, with 1 day off per week. This price includes a place to stay in a shared accommodation at our retreat center as well as meals. We eat a healthy vegetarian diet, harvesting what we can from the land and buying organic produce from local farmers.

Please understand that these funds go to cover food expenses and maintenance , and go back into the land to further sustain and develop the hosting center.

To join us as a volunteer we need you to answer a questionnaire that we will send to you once you contact us via email.

Email us at: info@solcircle.org

Visit SOL Circle to see our retreat schedule: www.solcircle.org

More about Florestral: www.florestral.org


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SOL Circle hosts sacred plant medicine retreats in the jungle of Costa Rica. We have a beautiful hosting center, embraced by the forest and blessed with pure waters. We live here as a heart-centered community by the principles of truth, simplicity and love. We look forward to welcoming you and supporting you through your Ayahuasca experience. Many retreats also include sweat lodge purification ceremonies with San Pedro. Our retreats offer the opportunity for a transformative getaway, a spiritual self-awakening and healing for your mind, body and soul.