A community of practice 

The Toru Trail is about hands-on teaching and learning from each other; involving willing hosts and eager interns; resulting in self-responsible and self-designed practical learning journeys throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

It is hosted by Toru Educationwhich stands for

  • providing experiential learning opportunities which nurture people, planet and spirit”, and

  • supporting and witnessing the authentic unfolding of each others’ unique life stories and the value of practical learning when pondering one’s next steps at a “What’s next?” moment at a crossroad in life.

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Does it sounds like you?  Interested to become a host or an intern? Follow the questions below to assess yourself to be a fit. 

Want chat to one of us?   Don’t hesitate to contact one of us: 

Doris Zuur (left) at doris.toru@gmail.com or Emma Matthews at emma.toru@gmail.com

 

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You have already assessed yourself to be a fit? Join here, and add your profile as a host or as an intern. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is this for you?  A set of question to self assess if you would be good fit

 

HOST

 

We believe you are a good fit to become a host, if most of these descriptions apply to you

·      You have a suitable space to host an intern for a considerable time;

·      You or your partner are more or less home based, willing to share your lifestyle, experiences, skills and work;

·      You are generally interested in others’ stories and questions;

·      You have good communication skills;

·      You believe in clarity and are good at articulating your needs and expectations, creating healthy boundaries, at the onset.

·      Within healthy boundaries, you are also flexible.;

·      You are feeling okay to raise issues that are not working for you (or your partner) in a healthy and considered manner; 

 

Great that you are keen to become a host. We hope it can work out to be a balanced ‘deal’ that will greatly enrich your lives. In reality we consider you offering to become a trail host to be a great deed. Thank you very much!! 

 

Have you assessed yourself to be a good fit? 

Keen to discuss this more? Ring or email one of us.

If all good, go here to put up your profile.  

When your profile is complete, we give you access to the platform, and encourage you to read our ‘Hints and Tips for Hosts’ 

 

INTERN

 

We believe you are likely to be a great fit to become an intern, if most of these descriptions apply to you: 

·      You are in reasonable physical and emotional health;

·      You are eager to learn and willing to work and contribute; 

·      You have a reasonable slot of time and can let go of most of your current commitments;

·      You have a reasonable pocket money budget? (See hints and tips for suggested allowances)

·      You have insurance, visa (if you are not a New Zealander)? (See hints and tips)

·      You have good communication skills; 

·      You believe in clarity and are good at articulating your needs and expectations, creating healthy boundaries, at the onset;

·      Within healthy boundaries, you are also flexible;

·      You are feeling okay to raise issues that are not working for you, in a healthy and considered manner; 

 

Exciting that you are keen to embark on a practical learning journey as an intern. 

 

Have you assessed yourself to be a good fit? 

Keen to discuss this more? Contact one of us. 

 

If all good, go here to put up your profile.  When your profile is complete, we give you access to the platform, and encourage you to read our ‘Hints and Tips for Interns.