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Volunteers mainly plant, mulch, and water trees during the season, work on water conservation in the forest and around the community, work in our little vegan-organic vegetable garden, maintain the community area, and spend time with local and community kids. There are always many projects going on depending on the time of year and we are always open to any ideas any volunteer may have.

Volunteers should not smoke cigarettes, use drugs, or drink alcohol, inside or outside of the forest, during their entire stay! Only come to the forest if you are 100% sure that you are able and willing to completely respect this!


Individual contributions have been largely responsible for the success of Sadhana Forest. Please consider making a contribution today or becoming a Sustaining Member. We need your support to grow Sadhana Forest globally and help us to plant many more forests worldwide.

Sustaining Members together with Donors provide constant and reliable support to Sadhana Forest. By making a donation you allow Sadhana Forest to implement its goals.

What’s Included

Free facilities for volunteers include a small swimming pool, free
24/7 unlimited access to the Internet with your own laptop (weather and technical issues permitting). 4 hours each day of AC power to charge electrical items (sun permitting). A small collection of books. The use of several
bicycles, and a playground for children. There are also daily
workshops offered that are run by our volunteers and vary each week and can be anything from yoga, to Caporeia, to non-violent communication, to arts and crafts, and much much more!
Part of an international community 6km north of Pondicherry, in Tamil Nadu, South East India. We offer a wealth of courses, classes, workshops and treatments in many areas of interest, including yoga, meditation, tai-chi, shiatsu, watsu (water shiatsu), free dance and many other kinds of alternative healing therapies.

What’s Not Included

We are 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 500 Indian Rupees which is just under 9 USD. The cost of food is the only cost associated with volunteering.

Trip Itinerary

Accommodation is in exchange for a 25 hour work week. We offer dormitories, mid-term huts (for volunteers staying 3 months to one year), or long term huts (for volunteers staying more than a year). All living spaces are made of natural/local materials.

Program And Price

From April 1st to November 30th we ask each volunteer to commit to two weeks. From December 1st to March 31st we ask for a four weeks commitment. Long stays are welcome! We currently have volunteers staying anywhere from six months to three years!



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