Volunteering

Basic Information for Volunteers at Finca Luz Serena

Hello!
To anyone showing interest in coming to volunteer at “Finca Luz Serena” in Bajamar (Tenerife, Spain), we would love to share with you some of the background of this project to get a better understanding of what we are standing for:
We are investing our energy and finances to raise an environment where people can learn and get inspired in many ways about sustainable life and its creative possibilities. Please visit (if you haven’t yet) the website for the details.
We have launched a crowd-funding campaign (in which you are welcome to contribute) although until now most of resources came from the founders, and we are really looking forward to share and co-create the project with really motivated people. For this reason we are not offering a regular work ex-change program but rather sharing our lifestyle including diet, yoga and other healthy and consciousness raising activities and asking for people that come as volunteer to have a clear idea and motivation of what you would love to contribute while they come here.

agni hotra

Here the timetable we use to work with although it might differ:
– Sunrise: Agni hotra (missing some elements to perform it right now)
– after that: yoga (one hour)
– then: first meal of the day and small sharing circle (11AM)
– then creative space where everyone can contribute and focus on their own gifts towards the farm (with
some free time if needed)
– Second meal of the day at 7PM at latest
– Sunset: Agni hotra
after that: free time and sometimes: chanting and meditation
– Weekends free to flow

yoga
Through some years of experience working with volunteers (santuariosalud.jimdo.com), we really prefer to welcome volunteers with a sense of engagement and motivation. We will communicate regularly during your stay so the balance feels right.
We do ask some basic contribution per week of 40€ to cover food (good quality), gas cooking, transportation expenses and you are most welcome to participate in the Yoga, Meditation, Agni hotra and whatever activity we are doing at the farm.

The farm is strictly vegetarian, alcohol, junk-food, drugs (including Marijuana) and Tobacco free. Please do not come if you have any of these addictions and have no will to overcome it.

Here again our exchange program on a clear view:

What we offer:
-A camping place to stay in the farm, at walking
distance from the ocean.
-Shower
-2 healthy, vegetarian, whole food, local grown veggies meals (11AM and 7PM) a day including good oil and some
super foods and spices
-Agni hotra in the morning and evening
-Sharing Yoga
-Learning as you go about sustainable living,
Permaculture, plants in the sub-tropics, etc
-Lots of information about Tenerife
-Networking with lots of beautiful like-minded
people and projects

What we require:                                                                                                                                                                       -Sincere motivation
-Have a clear contribution plan
-Participate 5 hours/5 days a week in making the farm a better place (basic tasks still need to be taken care of during the 2 other days)
-40€ a week for 2 meals a day
-To fill the attached form
-Be honest and Share who you are

It is possible that after a few weeks we can make other arrangements if there is an interest for it.

You need to come with your own waterproof and wind resisting tent and sleeping material, towel as well as a flashlight. (we do have some mattress you can borrow and you could also build yourself a dwelling if you don’t like to use a tent)

If you are interested to apply, please fill in the form online here and send a photo of your passport/national ID by email: mail@serenelightgardens.org .

After receiving your completed form and ID, we will study your answers and will get back to you. If the answer is positive, (until now it has always been 😉 ,  we will ask you to make a deposit of 50€ that will be given back at the end of your stay if nothing went missing or got broken because of misuse (never happened until now either) and pay for your first week of food to confirm your reservation.