Varsana Eco Village
Engage in sustainable activities such as organic farming, eco building, sustainable tourism, yoga retreats, oriental art, etc.
Our eco yoga farm is a place to disconnect from your daily routine and join ours. It is set amid beautiful mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and mist less than one hour away from Bogota. The farm has been here for 30 years so we are well-established and have everything here to make your volunteer time comfortable and relaxed. You'll work, but we hope you have a good time as well!
What We Need
As a volunteer you'll connect or reconnect with nature. Volunteer activities include organic gardening, environmentally friendly construction/design projects, working in the vegetarian restaurant-kitchen, and working with art and educational programs for the children living in and around the community.
Volunteers work 4½ hours in the morning on organic farming, eco building, eco tourism, helping the vegetarian/vegan restaurant, gardening, art, filming, teaching in our rural school (in case of longer stay), teaching English to members community, etc. In the afternoon you can participate in the activities of the Eco Village: Hatha Yoga and relaxation, meditation with Tibetan bowls, music therapy with oriental instruments, Pranayama workshop, nature walks, film on a giant screen, etc. Throughout the year, volunteers of all ages and from all over the world come to Varsana to discover their skills, get in touch with Mother Earth, helping to improve our community, learn languages and enjoy an engaging experience in an environment only natural.
When & Who
What we Provide
Accommodation is in the cozy volunteer casa, which sleeps up to 20 people, with your own shared bathrooms for the house, living room and bunk beds.
You'll receive 3 vegetarian or vegan meals per day.
More Services we Offer
We ask you to collaborate with us by participating in volunteer work for four and a half hours a day. The cost of the stay is approximately 8$ per day or 22.000 COP. If you stay for 2 weeks or more, you will only pay 7$ or 18.000 COP per day. As we are a monastic community, we do not generate an outside income and your donation helps us preserve our way of life. Please let us know if it is okay for you to contribute to our community with this little contribution.
Additional Info about Us
During the year, volunteers from all ages and from all around the world come here to discover their abilities, enter in contact with Mother Nature, help improve our community, learn languages and enjoy an attractive experience in a unique natural environment.
English, French, Spanish.
Our project is located 45 Km southwest from Bogotá. You can take a bus from either the Main or South bus terminal. The bus fee will range from 6 - 7 000 col pesos. Buses leave from 4 am to 8 pm.
To apply, please click on 'apply to volunteer' on this page.
If you are happy with the conditions and would like to stay with us, please write and confirm your date of arrival.
We could definitely use your help and would love to work with you towards sustainability. Yes, you can help with yoga classes which is much needed but it won't be the only way to help. Every day, volunteer work changes!