Volunteer


"It's a good feeling to be in an environment where people care about each other and their home. We have really enjoyed the work (especiall the large mulch pile - Mal!) and it has given us some real inspiration for our home when we get back home to England. It has been great to spend time with you all. Thank-you. Thanks for a wonderful inspiring experience." Charlotte and Jamie, UK

"Everyone of you is so kind and friendly, we really enjoy staying here with you all. We learned a lot about community living, sharing and team work. Especially the cooking and washing dishes together! We also enjoy the yoga session and eating together during dinner." - Doris, Singapore

"I really enjoyed my stay as a WWOOFer. I rarely see people so welcoming. After having some time on other communities, I can say that Bellbunya can be taken as an example. You have so much positive energies. I'm also very impressed about your communication. Your place is great and you are all amazing cooks!" - Kathy

"Thank-you for your warm and enthusiastic welcome. I really enjoyed my stay and was happy to help you as a wwoofer. A community to watch, I reckon, as you seem pretty well sorted in many ways and most importantly you have a great bunch of members." - Rob, UK
Have a great holiday that has meaning and doesn't burn a hole in your pocket!Healthy teeth

We are looking for enthusiastic people who want a "break with a difference".  
  • experience the Sunshine Coast with locals, as part of a community, whilst building a more sustainable world. 
We are building a community that grows food together, works together on projects, eats together and shares resources and tasks. We have a well-stocked library and pantry, we're friendly and non-sectarian, and volunteers and visitors are always welcome*!

*For day visits, we have monthly Open Days where you can enjoy a comprehensive tour of the property as well as meeting community members in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. For visits outside of this time, a personal tour can be arranged for $30 (up to 6 people). Please give several days notice by email of your desired visit.
  • Part time volunteer options are available, with a financial contribution toward household expenses. Note that full time positions are rarely available. Non-volunteer options are also available. Work a flexible 18 hours/ week for Part-Time (or 30 hours/ week for Full-Time if available).  comparison chart of volunteering options
  • For a volunteer position we ask for a minimum 2 week commitment. Shorter stays (no volunteering requirement) are possible (see Sustainable Lifestyle Experience).
  • Stays longer than 28 days require an invitation from all community members.
  • We ask volunteers to arrive on Tuesday afternoon for "induction" that day and then usually a further practical introduction on Wednesday morning.
If you would like to visit us, please complete our online application form.

Regarding Working Holiday Visas,  Immigration law has changed and volunteer work is not accepted for this purpose. Unfortunately we are not able to offer any paid work.

Karyn and Marlene get dirty

We often need trade skills (e.g. building, plumbing, electrical, house painting, carpentry etc) so if you have a trade skill that you are willing to offer and are interested in volunteering at Bellbunya but can't spare two weeks, please contact us anyway!


Apart from the beauty of Bellbunya itself, we are close to some of the most beautiful parts of the Sunshine Coast - the stunning beaches and national parks of Noosa, the world-famous Eumundi markets and charming hinterland villages such as Kenilworth, Pomona, Eumundi and Cooroy. Click here to take a look at things you can do and see in and around Bellbunya.

On our lovely rural property we have vegetable gardens and chickens, wildlife corridors, a creek and lagoon, a conference hall and commercial kitchen/dining and accommodation for about a dozen guests. The property runs on 100% renewable energy. We have internet access and telephones for use in the community house. Other facilities include a large toolshed/workshop, community house with shared office space, library, hall with cinema.
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Community skills/interests include sustainability, music, alternative health, BioDynamics, Permaculture and organic farming, cooking, green building, information technology, community development, spirituality, yoga, meditation. (Workshops or sessions happen here when the people interested and trained are here!) Come and learn and share your skills with us. 

The work needing some loving care is varied and changes according to the time of year. Some jobs are organic gardening (permaculture framework), building maintenance and renovation, lawn mowing. There is also cooking, cleaning and sometimes other projects such as conference set ups, social media and website, administration etc. 

We welcome families as well as singles (according to space available!). In the shared accommodation (two rooms) there are bunks for 3 males and 3 females. Other rooms may be available, reduced cost for 2 week volunteers. see cost comparisons  No illegal drugs, smoking, alcohol or pets. We can pick you up from Eumundi (which is 13 kilometres away) by prior arrangement.



If you would like to visit, please complete our online application form.

Volunteering Networks

WWOOF - Willing Workers on Organic Farms: is a form of cultural exchange in which WWOOFers live and work as family with host farms, and learn about  the skills of organic growing and the area they are visiting. WWOOF Australia and their hosts make travelling in Australia easy, safe and more fun for both Australian and Overseas Visitors. (To find out more about WWOOFing and how to become a WWOOFer, go to www.wwoof.com.au). Bellbunya is a host farm in the WWOOF network (WWOOF host number QN179).

HelpX is an online network (www.helpx.net) that provides a broad range of volunteering opportunities. We are a HelpX host (HelpX host ID: 13478).

Workaway (http://www.workaway.infois a site set up to promote non-monetary exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities. You may wish to check out the possibilities for full time hosts with Workaway. Bellbunya is not a member because we offer the option of making a monetary contribution and working fewer hours.

"Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. Working together, yoga, dinners, hugs, friends and nature are highlights of the short time we shared. With love, gratitude, awe and inspiration. " - Lauren, France