Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Sadhana Forest Haiti is offering work exchange volunteer/internship/study abroad opportunities in the fields of reforestation, sustainable living, ecology and conservation. You are most welcome to volunteer at Sadhana Forest Haiti at any time!
Our main project is reforestation. Volunteer activities include training of local people in appropriate tree planting and tree care techniques, and planting food-producing trees with them around their homes. Additionally volunteers implement water conservation techniques, work in the tree nursery, cook meals, clean, and maintain the camp. Be prepared to work hard and chip in wherever you are needed!
We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets. Please bring your own 100% biodegradable toiletries and a mosquito net.
Sadhana Forest Haiti is a nonprofit ecological project that does not generate any income. Therefore we cannot afford to provide free food for volunteers. We have communal vegan meals. We all equally share the cost of the food ingredients we purchase. The total cost of food per person is 6 USD. The cost of food is the only cost associated with volunteering.
Everyone takes turns organizing and cooking the meals and washing the dishes. Depending on the number of people here at a given time, each meal has one or more cooks, plus help from whomever is around.
Sadhana Forest is a 100% vegan environment, so we ask volunteers not to bring or eat any non-vegan food in the forest.
Volunteers should not to use, drugs and alcohol or smoke cigarettes during their entire stay at Sadhana Forest, whether inside or outside of Sadhana Forest. If you think you cannot stop using these substances for the length of time of your stay here, please find another project.
We are located in a the town of Anse-a-Pitre, in the southeast of Haiti, situated roughly 1km from the border of the Dominican Republic, the nearest Dominican town, Pedernales, is only about 2-3 km from the border. The easiest way to get to us is to fly to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, then catch one of the local buses to Pedernales and a motorbike taxi to the border, where we will pick you up.
When you contact us you will receive all the necessary, updated information.
Cost in US$:
- 6 dollars
- all ages
This Program is open to
- Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Typical Living Arrangements
- Group living
Typically Participants Work
- Independently or in Groups
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Send us an email at