By providing a stable, loving and encouraging environment, all children are given the opportunity to develop into strong, confident, happy, contributing members of society. With this in mind we welcome visitors to experience and become part of the Our Home family and community life.
We have a consistent flow of volunteers throughout the year from all over the globe. Some stay for a week, some for a month or three and others simply visit for a day to see what's going on. Most volunteers remain in contact with Our Home and continue to support in any way they can.
Volunteers are met in the largest, closest town of Kalpetta, by a very welcoming Our Home family member and a jeep, then brought back to meet the rest of the family. If choosing to stay on the (magnificently beautiful) land with the Our Home family two clean, spacious bamboo huts (with bonus power) have been custom built for guests. Sparkling clean toilets and bathrooms are on site as are clothes washing facilities. Three incredibly delicious meals are provided a day plus copious amounts of tea.
Staying on the land provides a fantastic opportunity to become part of the daily life at Our Home. An incredibly worthwhile, insightful and rewarding experience. A donation of AU$15 per day per person covers the cost of your stay.
Our Home is a large and loving family working together with the surrounding communities to help empower the lives of the less fortunate by building a happy and secure future for them. We live, study, work, play, eat, rest, believe together. Teachers,nurses,handypersons,builders,childcare persons,artists, tradespeople,musicians,accountants,performers,mothers,martial arts experts....anyone, anything. If you are generous, enthusiastic and dedicated with your time whilst at Our Home, we welcome you.
The physical, emotional and psychological safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount. All volunteers are asked to complete a Volunteer Application Form and comply with the Our Home Code of Conduct. All visitors are subject to the discretion of Our Home Management at all times.
By volunteering anywhere we continue to increase community/ global understanding and empathy whilst offering support and encouragement in any way we can. That's got to be a good thing for the world.