Historical & Cultural Sites
Sports & Fitness
Political Action/Social Justice
||Happehatchee Center a nature-centered learning community, dedicated to the enlightenment, empowerment and wellness of individuals, cultures and the planet. With a vision to be a sanctuary for peace and healing. Happehatchee,is a place to make sacred connections with people, nature and the Divine. It is a sacred space for people to gather, celebrate, learn, heal and grow. Happehatchee Center, a beautiful part of old Florida, an eco-spirituality center located in Estero, Florida. Stepping onto this land is like entering a lost, secret world of natural beauty, enveloping mind, body, heart, and spirit. Our gates are open for Life Celebration Ceremonies, Meetings, Conferences, and Retreats. As well regular classes and workshops like Yoga and Meditation.
Our focus is education for children and adults on the environment and social justice, the role we play in maintaining the environment, its health and our health. We offer classes, workshops, and events that address such topics as permaculture, sustainability, and eco-awareness in addition to yoga, tai chi, and art classes for children and adults.
We are a 501-C-3.
||Administrative: Greeting visitors, answering phone calls, clerical duties (filing, making copies, etc.), updating the website and social media outlets, contributing to the monthly newsletter, organizing fundraisers and other fundraising activities such as the Earth Day activities at Koreshan State Park.
Sacred Space Maintenance: Working with our other volunteers on the maintenance and upkeep of the workshop, the historic Girl Scout house, and the Orchid House, maintenance of the composting toilet house, maintaining the various gardens (the butterfly garden, the composting bin, the organic garden, the labyrinth, the herb garden, the plant nursery, etc.), and removing invasive plant species, such as the potato vine and the Brazilian peppers.
Happe Education: Guiding walking tours of the property and explaining the history of Happehatchee, providing education for children and adults about permaculture, composting, organic gardening, aquaponics, the role and importance of water in our lives and how we can protect our waterways, sustainable fuel and construction sources, etc. (Training will be provided)
Happe Greeters: Greeting All Visitors and Volunteers, offering basic guided walking tours of the property and answering general questions, ensuring all visitors and volunteers sign in and out. This requires a 2-4 hour commitment, at least twice monthly on Friday or Saturday.(Training will be provided)
Happe Monitors: Set up and Breakdown of activity space for Classes and Workshops, greeting all teachers and class participants, accurately counting attendees collecting donations. Reporting directly to Director (Training will be provided)
Eco-Kids Summer Youth Program Assistant:
Happehatchee Center plans to offer summer youth programs. Session 1- June 18-28, Session 2-July 9-19. Both session are 9am-1pm please call or email if you are specifically interested in this program. Background checks may be necessary.
|Times of Work:
||Weekdays daytime, Weekends daytime
||Ms. Alberita Johnson
8791 Corkscrew Rd.
Estero, FL 33928
Phone: (239) 992-5455
Alt Phone: (239) 218-7405
Phone: (239) 992-5455
|Worker's Comp for Volunteers?:
||We are partnered with a local yoga studio, Elements Yoga, who is offering one (1) free class for every five (5) volunteer hours at Happehatchee Center. In addition, on Volunteer Fridays and Saturdays, we enjoy a vegetarian potluck together. Volunteers also have the opportunity to truly make a difference at Happehatchee before it is open to the public.
||We want all of our volunteers to be happy doing what they do at Happehatchee. After attending volunteer orientation, we encourage you to become involved in a task or project you feel passionate about related to Happehatchee.
We offer two types of Volunteer opportunities, 1-TAsks and 2-Projects. Tasks may change from week to week, projects are sustained regularly. I.E. Nursery, Butterfly Garden.