Volunteer

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 are ‘karma yoga days’ taking place once in a while. Check our agenda for the next dates and contact us if you’d like to join. All info about long-term volunteering you find underneath.

 

What is the long-term volunteer commitment?

We are a small community retreat center with space for maximum 4 or 5 volunteers at a time. We are always starting and closing a period that ranges from 1 to 3 months with one and the same team. In this way we can have a more stable community feeling and this also allows the center to function more smoothly and effectively. We work in time blocks of around 2 months, and prefer people staying from beginning untill the end of that time block. These are the upcoming time blocks:
- 15th of October to beginning of January
- Beginning of January to half of March


If there are unexpected changes in the team, we might host someone for a shorter period of time, but this is rather exceptional. If the cooperation is going smoothly the period of stay can be extended.

 

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 our necessities and your interests and talents, 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                                                                                                            

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                 

 

 

You can apply to volunteer through the contact form here. Before you consider applying please note that this is not a work-exchange, but a karma yoga experience. Read here more about karma yoga.

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