Both Student and Teacher
For many years volunteers have enriched and facilitated the growth of our project at Peace Wadi. Through WorkAway and WWOOF we have received volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds. At Peace Wadi, they have not only learned about our vision, the farm, and Jordan, but they have also taught us and each other about their lives, cultures, and background.
No two days at Peace Wadi are the same and we encourage volunteers to be flexible and come to us with any ideas they have for improving our farm and project. Typical tasks that volunteers do include:
- Work around the farm and gardens – watering, weeding, harvesting, etc.
- Cleaning and tidying communal spaces for visitors
- Cooking and preparing food
- Small construction or DIY to improve the farm
- Spending time with visitors – sitting and speaking with them, sharing food, etc.
- Posting information about their experiences to our website or social media
Throughout the day, staff around the farm will help give you direction and show you what needs to be done.
Life at Peace Wadi
Volunteers live in the ‘ush in a basic dorm room complete with washing machine and fridge, though there is the option to sleep out on the roof on mattresses if you want a view of the stars! The work day runs from about 8 am to 5 pm with breaks for eating and resting in between, particularly on days when it is very hot.
Volunteers are encouraged to spend time with the many visitors to Peace Wadi – throughout the day friends, family, and other farmers frequently come to visit and private groups rent out the space at the Project building to host events. It is almost impossible to go about the farm without visitors calling you over, ask you your name, and offer you lots of food.
In the evenings, volunteers have time to relax, use the wifi to call home, gather together to play games, learn Arabic from the workers who live here, or find a quiet corner to read or meditate.
Life at Peace Wadi can be a little spontaneous and so being flexible and taking initiative are qualities that will help you fit in. The atmosphere is very relaxed and volunteers will definitely find the time to pursue their own interests and recuperate from wearisome travelling.
We usually accept volunteers for a minimum of 2 weeks and are happy for volunteers to stay for longer periods of time.
The farm is a 5 minute drive from the town of South Shuna, which is 1 hour west of Amman by public minibus. Our exact location can be found here.