Volunteer, Work Exchange and Internships

For anyone interested in holisitic living, organic gardening, permaculture, or simply working with nature, we warmly welcome you to join one of our work exchange programs. Our goals include working towards sustainability, holistic and healthy living, and creating a blooming Sunshine Coast permaculture community where all involved are benefited by the communion with nature and each other.

The work exchange program volunteers put effort into weeding, mulching, planting garden veggies and trees, pruning, harvesting, looking after animals, food preserving, building, cleaning, some office work and the like. We ask five hours a day, six days a week for free meals, accommodation, and holistic organic living. For those who are keen on having more free time can volunteer 1.5 hours a day in exchange for rent at half price.

Being at Noosa Forest Retreat offers a unique and very rewarding experience overall because you are exposed to permaculture and the cycles of nature through the work exchange. After garden time, refresh your body and mind by cooling off in the pond or rock pools, taking a bushwalk through the forest National Park, or hanging out on a cozy seat on our verandah. We can’t have a good community without good people, so you are encouraged to join in the fun and find out for yourself what Noosa Forest Retreat has to offer.

To talk to one of our friendly staff for more details, contact us!