This is to invite kindred spirits ages 21 - 56 to get their hands into our nutrient-rich, volcanic soil and volunteer alongside Shaman 'Golden Feather.' There is no fee or set schedule for this involvement. Work 1 or 2 days, a week, a month or longer. Choose a 2 -, 3- or 4-hour shift in gardening, landscaping and/or yard work. We also welcome skilled trades, grant writing, screenwriting, website design, videography, licensed bodywork or any pre-agreed upon combination of the above disciplines.
The only requirement in advance of volunteerism is that you email us a completed APPLICATION FORM along with a copy of your State or Federal photo ID and proof of health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance, INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER CARD offers a suitable, effective $32 travel/medical plan for up to 60 days. Once on property, you will also be asked to sign a GENERAL LIABILITY WAIVER. Everyone on property is responsible for their own health care treatment and costs. It is expected that each person's general health will allow them to fulfill the responsibilities they choose to undertake.
Upon receipt of your completed APPLICATION, we will email you a list of NEARBY LODGING options. The rooms we recommend are typically private rooms with shared baths (starting at $43 and up per night), private rooms with private baths (starting at $72 per night), and dorm spaces with shared kitchen and bath (starting at $40 - 45 nightly.)
SHAMANIC VOLUNTEER IMMERSION
For long-term guests of 3 weeks to 6 months, the SHAMANIC VOLUNTEER IMMERSION opens the opportunity to volunteer in our Earth Medicine department while also completing the 10+DAY SHAMANIC REBIRTH. This approach comprises a once-in-a-lifetime awakening that helps target your inner calling and empower you in bringing that forth. It is fueled by over 15 hours of one-on-one interactions with Chief Jack 'Golden Feather,' who was formally recognized and initiated into the shamanic tradition by Chief White Feather and his wife Crawling Bear Claw in 1992. The program offers you an opportunity to grow and experience what you truly are in the world, to merge your inner and outer natures, and to take your reactivated gifts with you to your place in the sun to share with others. (A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $1750 ($1500 STUDENT) also covers the filing/processing of 2 NHNAC Healer/Medicine Woman/Medicine Man certifications + photo ID card in your name).
"This was my best summer ever. This place changed my life." -- Volunteer, 2015
STEPS FOR JOINING US:
1. CHOOSE THE VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT THAT SUITS YOU;
2. COMPLETE AND RETURN A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM;
3. MEET A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION THRESHOLD OF $1,750 ($1,500 STUDENT) FOR THE VOLUNTEER IMMERSION AND CERTIFICATION;
4. ALONG WITH YOUR CONFIRMATION, WE WILL EMAIL YOU A LIST OF HANDY LODGING OPTIONS THAT RANGE IN PRICE FROM $40 PER NIGHT TO $75 AND UP. (YOU MAY ALSO, IF YOU PREFER, FIND YOUR OWN LODGING ELSEWHERE AND COMMUTE TO OUR LOCALE. THERE IS NO LODGING OR CAMPING ON THE SHAMANIC GROUNDS.)
5. BOOK ACCOMMODATIONS AND YOUR FLIGHT TO KOA.
6. WE WILL EMAIL YOU PACKING TIPS AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS.
"This changed my life. The tools I took with me are priceless.” -- Guest, 2015