Learn or contribute hands-on skills in construction (metal, concrete, wood, electrical)
Jobs in the Spotlight
Prayer Wheels for World Peace: Fabrication and installation of 2000 Prayer Wheels surrounding the Main Temple. Concrete and metal fabrication, construction in steel and wood, electrical.
Organic vegetable gardens: Must be self-starting, independent, reliable, physically able for manual work all day: with or without garden experience is OK. For the motivated person, this is an excellent learning opportunity. Like all Odiyan residents you will also help with sacred art and construction projects, kitchen work and general chores.
Fundraising: We need an enthusiastic people-person who is as comfortable digging weeds, feeding the horses or working with hand tools as they are with managing our fledgling fundraising efforts. At Odiyan everyone helps with all the basic outdoor work and cooking. You will not sit in an office all day everyday! Must be experienced in the field of fundraising and/or marketing, be fast with learning new software and flexible to work with the ever-changing work demands and projects.
Web site development and marketing - same as above.
All Odiyan residents also participate in one or more of the following on a weekly basis:
- Vegetable gardening
- Repairs on machines, buildings and temples
- Vegetarian cooking (Everyone takes turns cooking, Don't worry, we will teach you)
- Helping the gardens around the Temples look beautiful every day - landscaping.
General Job Requirements:
Physically fit and able to engage in manual labor for hours a day, including lifting, bending, being on your knees. The lifestyle of Odiyan is more physically oriented than our general culture. You will walk a lot, be on your feet moving or standing, and will have a full schedule of activity 6 days a week; from work to classes and practices to cooking and meal clean-up.
We prefer people who have experience with tools and small machines but it is not required.
We are looking for a mature person or couple with significant horse training background to gentle and train some of our Kiger mustang herd to halter and saddle. You receive housing, meals and a small living allowance while living at beautiful Odiyan Retreat Center which is sustained completely by volunteers. You receive all the same perks and get to work with Kigers for a good part of your week. We expect that you can also participate in some of our other community work and activities such as clean up, some cooking (we teach you how to cook vegetarian), maintenance and classes, if you are interested. Email volunteer@odiyan,org if you are interested.View Job Description
How to Apply
Send your resume, photo and statement of interest to email@example.com. We will respond within a few days.