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Persons: 4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 23883
Country: Peru

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Last Updated: June 7, 2019

Hello & Welcome Volunteers!

We offer Wellness Services in the Sacred Valley, in an idyllic small town of Ollantaytambo, approx. 1.5 hours from Cusco and the final train strop before Machu Picchu. Our operation includes a Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant, Yoga/Meditation Studio, Massage, and Kombucha bar.

We have numerous projects for the coming year and require help for varying durations. Our advert is always live as we take people on a rolling basis. Sometimes we have additional opportunities, requiring general help with our businesses. You are also welcome to contact us if you have a skill to offer that you believe would complement our services.

NO DRUG USERS, DRUG SEEKERS OR SMOKERS this includes people looking for hallucinogenic plant medicine experiences. We are not the place for you.

All positions are for 6 hours per day and 5 days per week.


• Accommodation (Private Room)
• Breakfast
• Food cooking and storage facilities, also cheap local food available
(6 soles will buy you soup, main plate and a drink)
• The opportunity to live in a peaceful and quiet town- With many tourists activities on our doorstep – 1.5 hour train ride to Machu Picchu
• You will also be provided with a supportive environment, with other volunteers around.
• Assistance making the most of your free time – things to see and do
• Spanish tuition available in the town (extra cost)


Our centre promotes physical, mental and emotional health. We have the only vegetarian restaurant in town. Our mission is to provide delicious, healthy food for everyone to enjoy and feel good after consuming. Many people arrive here with health problems and we would like our food to be a medicine not just a meal. We offer yoga & meditation classes in our beautiful studio, massage, salt-scrub classes and wellness packages. In the coming 2019 season we will expand our offerings to retreats, ceremonies, courses and workshops to teach and make available both mystic Peruvian healing techniques and modern western/eastern methods. We work as a team, we help each other out, respect each other, show flexibility and consideration. Your growth is my growth and vis versa.


All our volunteers need to be friendly, flexible team-players, willing to help each other, and content to live in a small town, all in addition to designated roles that are advertised below:

YOGA TEACHER - You don’t need to be highly qualified, if you have only just qualified or have been practicing for years and want to teach, this is a perfect opportunity for you because its just for walk-in/drop-in clients for you to practice with. We prefer our Yoga teacher to have an additional skill as we can’t occupy you for a full position.

1 month minimum stay
Months: Now Urgent
We are looking for someone to advance the offerings in our new Kombucha bar. We have the brew but need help with optimising it, flavouring it and just any advise that could make our offering excellent. We also want to offer Cold Brew Coffee so we would be looking for you to dabble with this too to, find the best flavoured offerings using alternative milks and healing herbs & spices.

I month minimum stay
Months: All year round
We are looking for a blogger with nutrition expertise to write blogs for our website and make an interesting posting schedule for social media. We have an abundance of reference books for your use and of course there’s plenty of reference on line. We would also like to expand our menus for groups paying attention to special diets and also offer a detox programme/retreat. A computer can be provided if you are not travelling with your own.

1 month minimum stay
Months: All year round
We have a brand and numerous templates to work from in Illustrator, they constantly need tweaking as we expand our offerings. We also always need more posters, website updates (in SquareSpace – super easy to edit) and we are particularly interested to build a library of postings for social media.
You need to have a good command of Illustrator (on your own computer) or Coral Draw. Please provide details of your experience in the field with examples of your work.

INTERIOR DESIGNER (joint assignment with hotel)
Months: As soon as possible
Both the Wellness centre and the Hotel with which we work could use a designers eye to spruce up coordination, add some creative modernisation and ensure a theme is present and consistently applied. Each business has a corporate identity but its not necessarily well interpreted at our locations.
The assignment would be across the 2 locations, first week looking at each location and presenting ideas, second week exploring resources, third & forth week refining ideas, making things, installing.
• To provide whatever software or technical expertise required
• Experience in the field and examples of your work
• Resourceful, able to be economical and quick at sourcing material (obviously we will be assisting with where materials can be sourced from)
• Efficient, organised and able to work independently when necessary

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