GOODNESS GODDESS HANDBOOK
IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SIGNING UP
The Goodness Goddess is the guardian of the tribe. You will be taking care of planning the daily programme, laundry, making sure of everyone’s comfort, and their entertainment! You are the embodiment of love. If you’ve ever seen what goddesses do for humanity, you will be doing that for the Tribe. Well, not exactly, but you know what we mean. You are the nurturer, the carer, the giver. You’ll be managing the Family (including our animals) with lots of empathy, compassion, and love.
It’s important for the Goodness Goddess to be committed during their length of stay. And we have no gender preferences. We just like to honour our inner goddesses. So here’s what the you need to know before you begin. We know it’s a lot, but it’s important that you know what goddess-hood is about. So here we go!
GOODNESS GODDESS JOB SCOPE
PLANNING OF TRIBE LIVING
Selection of new Tribe members.
Match Global Tribe workload with volunteer applications.
Match vacancies and positions.
Arrivals and departures, logistics, pickups and drop-offs (driving licence is a plus).
To welcome and introduce newcomers to the farm, the Tribe, animals, facilities and community living.
Accommodation management, purification and living comfort (sheets, blankets, and cosy stuff).
PLANNING OF WEEKLY PROGRAMME
Work assignment – keep track of people and jobs, arrival, departure, amount of people for meals etc.
Plan weekly entertainment, activities, workshops, gatherings, local sightseeing, walks in the forest, outdoor cinema, according to the current Tribe preferences and visitors coming through.
Event planning, props sourcing and recycling, decoration and time management.
WE ARE FAMILY!
Counselling, listening, solving problems / conflicts, keeping the Tribe on the right frequencies and having a great sense of humour.
Super communication and therapy skills are needed!
To be a mentor and consultant to the Tribe.
Create comfort, harmony and a blissful ambience at every event.
Motivate, motivate, motivate! Keep the spirits high! And the vibes WOW!
This is a big one at Global Tribe. As a living organism, unexpected stuff happens all the time at the Tribe. You will be addressing out-of-the-box situations and it’s your role to inspire everyone to keep a creative, harmonious and fun environment.
MINDFUL HARVESTING OF TRIBAL GOJIS (JULY–OCTOBER)
During harvest months, the Goodness Goddess might also be assigned to work on the fields to cope with the time-sensitive work.
(5 hours) Mindful Goji picking begins at sunrise, usually 7 am.
During picking, it is important to send your best energies and good vibes into the Gojis, simply because this is what we’re sending out to the world. It’s our message, it’s our love, and it’s our little revolution. And everyone who eats our Tribal Gojis can feel this.
(1 hour) After picking, Funny Farmers will perform a Goji quality check, weigh them, and pack them.
Total work every weekday is about 6 hours. Weekend is party time! Woohoo!
GLOBAL TRIBE VIBE
Biodynamic living and farming is a full-time commitment. We are not a free hostel. When you pick a date to come, we’ll start planning you into our schedule so that we’re sure that we can have every area taken care of at Global Tribe. If you’re unable to commit to the date and full duration of stay, please do not sign up yet. Every little cancellation / postponement makes things really messy for our day-to-day operations. The minimum stay required is 4 weeks, because every new Tribe member will take at least a day or two to be properly introduced to everything and get used to how things work.
Farm work is hard work. If you don’t like getting your hands dirty, muscles aching, and body sweaty, it will be difficult for you here.
Being independent is important. Yes, we are a community, but everyone needs to pull their own weight in order for progress to be possible.
We work for about 6 hours every weekday. Weekends are rest days for everyone! Woohoo!
“Work” doesn’t end when farm work ends. To keep a living space clean and beautiful, we need everyone to be mindful of their own surroundings, footprints, waste, and impact. We clean up after ourselves, serve one another, share openly, and take care of one another.
GOOD VIBES ONLY
We are a hardworking and loving community, with our hearts and minds tuned in to sustainable living, mindfulness, spiritual growth, compassion, and oneness. These are not just words we heard from some Buddhist podcast, but our way of being. We’re not saints here, but we do try our best.
At times, we might be up to 30 people living together in Global Tribe. Disagreements can, of course, happen. But what’s important is that we remember that we’re all here to learn from one another, respect one another, and love one another. Well, how can we talk about world peace when we can’t even make it happen with a handful of us?
Go ahead, take initiative! See something that you want to improve? It could be as simple as a new shelf, a new sign, or a new way of doing things better. Ask the Tribe if they’re cool with it and go for it!
Stay positive! You should be a highly motivated and driven being! When the going gets tough, pick your head up, smile, let out a loud fart, laugh, and push on. Good vibes are super important, and it spreads! So shine on baby, and see the Tribe shine with you.
FOOD & STUFF
All meals are vegetarian meals, and as much as possible, what’s in our plates is also from our own garden. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance and bring along your own food. Meals are usually prepared for the whole Tribe at one time, so it could be difficult to cater to everyone’s individual needs.
Bring whatever medication or first aid that you need.
It can get hot as (insert any hardcore word), so bring summer clothes, swimwear, a hat, and sunscreen.
Get cosy. Bring your own sleeping bag, hammocks, bed sheets and bug spray (trust us, farmers know best).
All toiletries have to be biodegradable. We take care of what we put into our bodies, so let’s also be mindful of what we return to the ground.
If you’ve got a car or caravan and prefer to sleep in it, you’re very welcomed to park in our space!
SIGN UP HERE!
SPACE AVAILABLE: 1, MINIMUM STAY: 6 WEEKS
We also welcome long-term stayers and those who would like to talk to us more about becoming our neighbours! Contact us here!