Location
  • Haiti
Length
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Age Max
99
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Lodge Tent
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Senior Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
6
Price Details
This is a nonprofit ecological project that does not generate any income. Therefore, we cannot provide free food for volunteers. We have communal (mostly organic) wholefood vegan meals three times per day. The total cost of food per person is 6 US Dollars per day. This food contribution is only used for food and helps to support your stay with us.
What's Included
Accommodation Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Sep 02, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
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About Program

We are an international reforestation and food security organization working in India, Haiti and Kenya. Our work in Haiti started in 2010. Our aim is to support long-term food security for people living in the area of Anse-à-Pitres, in southeast Haiti. We do this by growing indigenous food-bearing trees in our nursery and planting them in partnership with the local population.

Volunteers come and live on our sustainable, off-the-grid, solar-powered campus. We provide them with food and accommodation. We practice an eco-friendly way of life that includes whole food veganism, alternative construction, biodegradable cleaning products, and compost toilets and we aim to be zero waste. Volunteers take part in tree planting work and also perform various maintenance tasks around the community. We also host a solar powered mill and a natural learning space for local children.

We are happy to welcome volunteers here any time of the year and always have space available!

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Program Highlights

  • Reforestation
  • Long-term Food Security
  • Food Forestry
  • Sustainable Living
  • Veganism

Program Impact

By providing local people with indigenous food-bearing trees and showing them how to take care off them we build long-term food security and resilience against the effects of climate change in an area severely affected by malnutrition and extreme weather events.

Program Reviews

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Gijs
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Extraordinary place!

The work being done by Sadhana Forest Haiti is really extraordinary. They are in a remote place where there is a lot of poverty and malnutrition and few other NGOs present. Yet, they are managing to make a very concrete long term lasting impact on the lives of many people there.
The project is very accessible and it is easy to join as a volunteer. They have a holistic broader vision of community, sustainable living, veganism, zero waste and so on. They are doing more than just planting trees here, they are experimenting to see how to can live in the most compassionate way, and with simple but effective means, have the highest possible impact on peoples' lives!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
This is really a great place if you want to go off grid and have a different experience and explore alternative ways of living and contributing to the world.
3 people found this review helpful.
Peter
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Truly amazing project!

My visit to Sadhana Forest Haiti was an unforgettable experience. This place is a truly unique opportunity to experience what it is like to invest your time and energy into a project that really matters. With the experience of more then 7 years Sadhana Forest Haiti is cooperating with the local people to create food forests for long-term food security and restoration of the environment. Sadhana Forest Haiti is a place of hope and love based on wonderful core values like, veganism, gift-economy, unschooling, sustainable living, zero-waste etc. By volunteering at Sadhana Forest Haiti you have the unique opportunity to meet amazing like minded people and explore the beauty of the Carribean as well. I highly recommend you to pay Sadhana Forest Haiti a visit and help this amazing project in a place where your help is really needed!

What would you improve about this program?
It's already amazing and the more volunteers the better!
12 people found this review helpful.
Aiko
Aiko
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Place of Hope on the Edge of the World!

I have volunteered 3 months at Sadhana Forest Haiti and looking back I can say that it has been a life changing experience! While on the one hand learning about the life of the local people in Anse-à-Pitres and enhancing my understanding of what it is to be human in different parts of the world, I have found a home where hope for a better future for all of us on this planet as well as the dedication needed to practice the change is unbreakable. If you are looking for an authentic and once-in-a-lifetime experience, want to try the most compassionate diet and eat whole food vegan meals, would like to live without creating any waste, are ready to live within nature and in the most eco-friendly way possible AND wish to plant indigenous drought-resistant food producing trees for the people who need it the most, Sadhana Forest Haiti is made for you :)

What would you improve about this program?
By YOU coming to volunteer :)
12 people found this review helpful.
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