work-aways & local helpers

Work-aways work at the TOL in exchange for food and accommodations. Work-aways will receive no financial compensation for their work. The work is not regimented, meaning some days you may work less and some days you may work more. If you need time away from TOL, this can be integrated as well.

We cannot assure transportation from The St. John’s airport/ St. John’s. Therefore some work-aways may need to stay overnight in St.John’s at a local hostel at their own expense.

We host international visitors from Internet programs such as Work Away & HelpEx

⇒Local Helpers:
Local helpers are welcome to come for the day and barter work for meals. Local helpers will receive no financial compensation for their work.


⇒On Site Work:
Work-aways and/or local helpers have numerous ways to contribute to the Tree of Life. Each person is encouraged to contribute in a way that expresses their individuality. Activities may include any combination of: cooking communal meals, housekeeping, cleaning, collecting wood, cutting wood, splitting wood, carrying wood, collecting water, building maintenance/ construction, gardening, permaculture, tending to wood stoves etc. Activities vary day by day.

⇒Spiritual Activities:
As part of our mission, we regularly host and/or offer spiritual workshops, including yoga, meditation, enlightenment intensives and other practices. Work-aways & local helpers may be opportunistically invited to participate in these offerings as part of the barter for their valued contribution.

⇒Work-away and Local Helper Forms:
If interested in being a work stay or a local helper, please read: The Welcome Guide, The Work-away and Local Helper Guide, and Orientation then and fill out the Work-away and Local Helper Inquiry Form and Wavier Form and send to Ian Goudie: 

Tree of Life Welcome Guide

Tree of Life Work-away and Local Helper Guide

Tree of Life Orientation

Tree of Life Work-away and Local Helper Inquiry Form

Tree of Life Waiver Form