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The Retreat

Volunteer Program

This is a brilliant opportunity to gain access to an exceptional team of dedicated, highly-skilled professionals in an environment devoted to health and wellness.

Whether you are studying, considering a career change or looking for a challenge, Gwinganna's Volunteer Program gives you the opportunity to gain insight into a retreat environment.

Work alongside and observe some of the most respected professionals in the industry who are committed to health and wellbeing while gaining exposure to a broad range of departments including Office, Kitchen, Dining and Activities Program.

Gwinganna will provide you with excellent on-site accommodation, gourmet organic meals and access to our extensive facilities.

In return, you will be given shifts in all departments of the retreat for a total of 30 hours a week. You can choose to stay from 6 weeks to 6 months

Become a Volunteer:

To apply please download and complete the Volunteer Program Application Form and send via email, post or fax.

If you have any questions please contact or call toll free within Australia 1800 219 272  [18 years of age minimum].

When I was a volunteer

It felt like it was an equal exchange – I worked hard and in return I got to live in this amazing health retreat for six weeks! The whites of my eyes were the whitest I have ever seen them. I felt healthy, vibrant and my mind was so clear! I connected with beautiful people and I barely left the property, because I knew what a unique opportunity this was and I wanted to be in the ‘bubble’

As a team we connected. We didn’t rely on anyone else making it work for us, we made it work for ourselves. We felt grateful, in the moment and most of all we had a heap of fun!!!!

Volunteer, Sarah.

When I was a volunteer

It is such a beautiful place to take the time to find mental clarity and take a new direction. Participating in the activities was magical.

Communal living and dining can be difficult but also so warm and welcoming. It felt good that there were people around that cared for my welfare while I was away from home.

The bonds formed with the other vollies can last a lifetime. YOVO – You Only Vollie Once – was our favourite saying (YOLO had just come become a thing) so soak it all up, work hard, nap, explore, laugh, eat all the glorious food you can, because YOVO (or twice or three times for some) I look back on my time as a Volunteer and remember it so fondly, and you will too!

Volunteer, Danica.

Gwinganna Jan 2018

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