Since we are all co-creators of Mt Jukes Eco Retreat atmosphere, we kindly ask you to come with an open heart and mind to experience the sattvic way of life: simplicity, health and personal growth.

why choose us

Why do you want to volunteer at
Mt Jukes Eco Retreat?

There is so much to love about volunteering, we welcome you to our home in the surrounding hills at Mt Jukes. Our programs are based on giving back to the local community. The proceeds made from the food grown and yoga classes/workshops taken are put back into programs so we can build a bigger program and donate to more organizations in our local area. Here are just some of the wonderful reasons people just like you choose us for their volunteering experience.

Location

Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is an incredibly special place, located 30km from Mackay, 94km Whitsunday Coast Airport and 123km from Airlie Beach. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 8 Wonders of the World. You will also be close to other attractions like Cape Hillsborough where you meet and feed Kangaroos.

A warm, supportive community

When you join us for a volunteering experience, you become a co-creator of the Mt Jukes Eco Retreat atmosphere. You join our family – our community of kind, supportive, aware individuals dedicated to simplicity, health, and personal growth. Many of our volunteers remain lifelong friends.

Improve your nutritional intake

Your hard work will pay off. We will provide top-quality organic fruits and vegetables when available, which you help grow to make delicious, nutritious vegetarian meals. What we eat has a significant impact on the way we feel – our mood, how grounded we are and energy levels, as well as overall wellness are directly related to our nutritional intake. Take this opportunity to feed your body and soul with the highest quality produce while volunteering.

Reconnect with your body

Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is an opportunity to slow down, tune in, and reconnect with your physical self. Doing service for something bigger than your self has a healing aspect in it self, sharing this with like-minded individuals makes it more rewarding. Here are some of the benefits to being in nature. You will serve yourself while serving something bigger..

Code Of Conduct

Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is a beautiful space to relax, heal, rejuvenate, connect and experience yourself. As a guest of our community please respect our Path of yoga and healthy living which aims at maintaining a healthy and clean body and mind to allow for and enhance the higher self.

Your Body Is The Temple Of Your Soul

The yoga philosophy places emphasis on health and wellness, as these are conducive to opening up your body, mind and soul for higher thinking. Thus, intoxicants (drugs, alcohol, nicotine etc.) are not acceptable on our farm, This rule is strictly enforced – in this regard we follow a zero tolerance policy.

If You Are Staying On The Property

Please make sure to completely abstain from intoxication on and off the property during your stay. Cleanliness and serenity – a clean environment and body support a healthy mind Our community values cleanliness and the resulting positive energy very highly. Therefore, we show each other respect by maintaining cleanliness at all times, in personal hygiene as well as our rooms, verandahs, camp ground, yoga hall and the other common areas. On the same note, please be mindful about noise levels: Feel free to listen to your own music – but for non-yogic soundtracks, please use head phones. The yoga philosophy places emphasis on health and wellness, as these are conducive to opening up your body, mind and soul for higher thinking. Thus, intoxicants (drugs, alcohol, nicotine etc.) are not acceptable on our farm, This rule is strictly enforced – in this regard we follow a zero tolerance policy.

Classes, Service & Other Activities You Are Welcome!

If you are volunteering on a day bases, We ask you to log your hours. You will be able to attend yoga classes and workshops held by Mt Jukes Eco Retreat. This will be on a participation bases. 5 hours volunteering equals 1 yoga class. Minimum 10 hours equals one 2 hour workshop. We ask you to fill out the log book each time you volunteer. Spaces for classes will be on a first in bases. We have limited spaces. Email the retreat to book your free class. If you don’t show for your class, it will be counted as class participation and is not refundable unless we have notice 24 hours before class time.

Anyone Staying On The Property

We work for 5hrs/day on 6 days/week (Sun-Fri) and rest on Saturdays. We start at 8.15am every morning and mostly work in and around the retreat gardens, kitchen, cleaning team and maintenance. At 7.30am we have a 45min breakfast break and finish work at 1:15pm, right before lunch.

The Food

We provide 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day. . We grow as much of our own organic food as we can, and otherwise buy locally (non organic) wherever possible. If you have any special dietary requirements, you are also welcome to bring what you need and cook your own meals at our kitchen.

Accommodation

In terms of accommodation, we have a beautiful camping area that suits tents and camper vans, whichever you prefer to bring. We often book out, so please make sure to apply at least 6-8 weeks in advance. Please note: We require a $5 housekeeping fee and a $50 bond per volunteer in cash upon arrival to make sure people treat the place with respect and don’t leave rubbish, old tents and other items behind. The $ 50 bond will be refunded in full on the day you leave upon checking out at reception, so please make sure to come by in person before you are heading off. In case of misconduct (e.g. causing disturbances with other guests, not showing up / being late for work repeatedly, being asked to leave etc.) or still owing money, we will keep the bond (partly or in full)