Volunteer
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Love in action

We are working in the spirit of ‘karma yoga’, which we could translate as ‘Love in action’. If you want to grow, learn and deepen the qualities of service and love, you are welcome to apply for joining as a volunteer. Read more about ‘karma yoga’ here.

 

Volunteer with us

We offer 2 ways of practising karma yoga: Long-term and short-term. For people who’d like to join short-term there is the possibility to be on our short-term list and being called for whenever there are extra hands needed, usually for a more busy day or weekend.

Our main volunteer program though is for the long-term.

 

What is the long-term volunteer commitment?

There is a minimum stay of 2 months, although there is the possibility to extend your stay if the cooperation is going smoothly . If there are unexpected changes in the team, we might host someone for a shorter period of time, but this is rather exceptional. We have limeted volunteer spaces (3 to 6) available and receive a lot of requests. People who can commit for a minimum of 2 months always get our preference.

The minimum age is 25 years old.

 

Volunteers work an average of 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. We are looking for motivated people with a flexible attitude, clear commitment and spiritual aspiration to deepen in meditation, yoga and/or sound healing.

What does the work include?

Depending on both your interests and talents and our necessities, you can work in specific fields, though we ask for a flexible attitude, serving where needed. These jobs include:

  • Vegan cooking                                                                                                          

  • Cleaning and housekeeping                                                                                    

  • Gardening                                                                                                                 

  • Picking up/dropping off guests from nearby train station                                     

  • Welcoming guests                                                                                                     

  • Occasionally marketing/bookings                                                                           

  • Teaching yoga or other related workshops (if you have the skill and education)

  • Creative input                                                                                                            

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What do we offer?

  • A peaceful and natural environment to reconnect with yourself.                                        

  • A multicultural sangha (= spiritual community to inspire one another and lift each other up)

  • All meals and accommodation. Food will mainly be organic, is high in quality and purely vegan or vegetarian.

  • Daily meditation, yoga, soundhealing sessions and/or evening workshops. Some specific workshops may be closed to students only.

  • Opportunity to deepen your yoga/meditation/soundhealing practice.

  • If you have the skills and education to offer professional massage, healing sessions, coachings,… you can offer this to the guests. 70% of the income will be for you.

 

Accommodation

You will be staying inside the old monastic building with all the guests and staff. The house is very spacious and has a beautiful living room and big workshop/meditation hall. Read here more about the location.

 

You will be sleeping in one of the rooms, mostly shared with 1 or 2 other volunteers. If you are a couple, we will try to accommodate your needs for a private room. If you prefer to stay in a tent, this is possible between April and September.

 

Guidelines

  • No drugs or alcohol                                                                                     

  • No smoking on the property                                                                     

  • Willingness to serve from a pure intention and with transparency

  • Being punctual when your shift starts                                                    

  • Being committed to the agreed period of volunteering                 

 

 

Before you consider applying please note that this is not a work-exchange, but a karma yoga experience. Read here more about karma yoga.

Open position: kitchen manager

Are you the creative kitchen guru we are looking for? Are you passionate about vegan cooking and eager to take charge of the kitchen coordination?  More info here.

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Open position: house manager

Akasha is looking for a motivated house-manager, who supports the coordination of the housekeeping and volunteers in a vibrant and healing community. More info here.

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