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Holistic Center Bowie, United States

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Diamond Mountain, Buddhist Retreat Center Maintenance Volunteer!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your social consciousness
5 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Help us keep our buildings and facilities in good shape: Painting, landscaping, maintenance, etc Diamond Mountain, a Beautiful and Magical Buddhist Retreat Center, inspired in the Tradition of Je Tsongkapa, we offer to the world a place to go deep inside to deeply transform the outside! To volunteers we offer Philosophy Classes, Meditation, Yoga, Tibetan language for beginners, while connecting with a supportive community of practitioners

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • United States Visa
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
1 month

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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Get in touch with nature

5 Developing social awareness

5 Meeting international travelers

4 Developing environmental awareness

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Practicing English



I found a community that made me feel seen and heard at DM. I loved connecting with nature through serving. I learned so much by just watching people (and insects!) at DM be themselves and by sharing the rich stories of their lives :) The staff was AMAZING (Maya, Jack, Kaia, Steven), very thoughtful, understanding, caring, and FUN! Hanlie and Kat worked behind the scenes to make sure every transition and the logistics ran smoothly-that is the type of care that is felt only when it comes from great leaders. Here's to hoping our paths cross again in the future!

about 2 months ago

Hanlie replied

Irla - we are so thankful to have hosted you. Thank you for your many contributions, and bringing everyone together more.

best wishes on your studies in New York, and come visit again (:

United States


I had a great experience at Diamond Mountain that I will never forget. I met some amazing people (both staff and volunteers), got to witness and experience the beauty of the area, and learned so many valuable lessons. Carolyn is the most compassionate person I've ever met who taught me so much and whom I shared many laughs and fun times hanging out with. This trip was perfect for my first worldpackers trip amd makes me want to not only explore more but to come back to Diamond Mountain

3 months ago

Hanlie replied

Noah, you are a delight and we were privileged to have you volunteer with us. I am thrilled that it has encouraged you to explore and you are welcome back any time!



DM was my first volunteering adventure, everything about this place is amazing; the people are so welcoming and they are very open to answering questions, the tasks were easy and flexible when unexpected situations occurred. It was an awesome place to start off and I sure learned a lot and made great connections, I hope to be back soon. I love you all !!

3 months ago

Hanlie replied

Karen, it was so lovely having you here and I am glad you felt 'at home'. Thank you for bringing a wonderful energy to DM. We appreciate your contributions and welcome you back any time :)

United States


This was an awesome experience, would 100% recommend!!!

6 months ago

Hanlie replied

Nick , it was an absolute delight to have to at Diamond Mountain! Thank you for your contributions, esp the Medicine Wheel :)

United States


Hanlie and the rest of the staff at Diamond Mountain were incredibly accommodating and friendly! The living situation was both comfortable and social - I was provided with a private bedroom in a house shared with another volunteer. The work opportunities are varied and interesting; I did interior painting, gardening, and cleaning. Staff and other volunteers led yoga classes, meditation, and Buddhist teachings, which we were encouraged to participate in. Hanlie and staff made logistics a breeze as well by picking up and dropping off at the Tucson airport.

6 months ago

Hanlie replied

Thank you, Kristin! We are very thankful for the contribution you made to DM and love getting feedback :)

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