Volunteer Application


    Thank you for expressing your interest in InanItah!

    InanItah is a growing Eco-Spirit community. With the help of volunteers and a crew of local Nicaraguans, many beautiful things have been created here and there is still much to create.

    We love to connect with mutually supportive souls and to expand the evolution of humanity toward a communitarian way of life, a way of life that harmonizes nature with spirit. We practice voluntary simplicity, conditions here are rustic and lush at the same time, with outdoor camping and dormitory spaces, private cobb cabins, outdoor showers and composting toilets. Cooking is done on both fire and gas stoves and we operate without refrigeration. And we have beautiful spring water pools for relaxing and enjoying the view.

    We offer active meditations and yoga during the weekdays, and hold a weekly transparency circle. Volunteers are also invited to join the various workshops and events at InanItah.

    Please take some time to complete the application below. Feel free to be yourself and provide simple and concise responses. We look forward to learning about you!

    Your Name

    Your Email

    Your Age

    Your Country of Origin

    Which languages do you speak?

    When would you like to join us?

    How long would you like to stay?

    Have you stayed at InanItah before and if so when?

    Which type of volunteer role are you applying for
    ExplorerCollaboratorSpace Holder

    Why are you interested in volunteering at InanItah?

    What are you interested in learning and exploring?

    What are your expectations? What do you hope to get out of your stay here?

    What are your personal strengths and challenges?

    What is your level of overall health and physical fitness?

    What is your relationship to alcohol, tobacco, and other mind altering substances?

    How do you choose to take care of your body, your mind and your soul?

    Do you follow a specific diet and/or have diet restrictions?

    How did you hear about us?

    Briefly describe any experience that you have in the following areas.
    If you have not yet had any experience, simply leave the box empty.

    Living in community

    Living in nature and off the grid

    Cooking for small or large groups

    Conflict resolution

    Consensus process

    Spiritual practice

    Holistic healing

    Permaculture and ecovillage design

    Natural building

    Sustainable technologies and renewable energy systems

    Leadership and team building

    Project and office management

    Social Networking

    Graphic Design

    Details about the Volunteer Program

    To create clarity and help things run smoothly, we request that all volunteers and visitors carefully read the following information before making their decision to join the community. Please feel welcome to send us an email if you would like clarification on any of these points.

    Arrival and Length of Stay

    • For directions to InanItah, please refer to our Getting Here page.
    • Volunteer orientations happen on weekdays only. If you would like to receive an in-depth orientation upon arrival, please arrive between Monday and Thursday.
    • Weekends are relaxed and unscheduled. If you don’t mind limited orientation and support on arrival and would like some time to relax and adjust before starting to volunteer, you may prefer to arrive on the weekend and stay as a visitor for the first few days.
    • Volunteering commitments are made for one month periods at a time. If you wish to stay longer and are unable to commit for another full month, you are welcome to stay for the extra period as a visitor.

    Workshop Scholarships

    • Volunteers are eligible for a maximum of 1 week of workshop time for each month of volunteering. If you want to take more than 1 week of workshop per month during your volunteer stay, you need to stay as a visitor or extend your volunteer stay to balance the time spent in workshop with your volunteer contribution
    • There are 4 volunteer scholarships for each workshop and these places are available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Payment of a workshop deposit will secure your scholarship on the workshop.
    • If you participate in discounted series of workshops such as the Tantric Way, you are eligible for either the discounted workshop series rate or the scholarship discount. Both discounts cannot be applied to the same workshop.
    • In addition to the workshop tuition cost, you will continue to pay the volunteer rate while participating in the workshop.

    Payments

    • We ask all volunteers for a Paypal deposit of $75 to reserve your spot in the program.
    • Please arrive with the remaining contribution for your full stay in US dollars cash. The closest ATM is about 45 minutes walk from InanItah.
    • We charge 15% for all PayPal transactions. This charge covers our expenses for retrieving the money from PayPal.
    • All payments are non-refundable

    Accommodation

    • Keep in mind that InanItah is a place for people who are comfortable with a rustic and simple lifestyle, living very close to nature. Please read the accommodation page for more information.
    • If you choose to camp, please bring your own camping gear, including sleeping pad, otherwise you can rent a tent from us for $1 per night, or a mattress for $0.50 per night if one is available.
    • Small cabins and dormitory beds are available for an additional contribution.
    • A list of other items that are useful to bring is available at the bottom of our FAQ page.

    Accountability

    • As a volunteer, you agree to certain responsibilities. Occasionally, we may take time out to review how we work, live and play together. Please be aware there is a possibility for a change in the relationship between volunteers and InanItah.
    • In addition to the volunteering commitment, all volunteers participate in communal contributions 3 times per week to sustain the everyday needs of the community, such as watering the garden and helping to prepare and clean-up after communal meals.