THE PATH OF KARMA YOGA
(volunteer with us)
“Here is where the magic happens:
where we dare to shine and share ourselves openly with others, learning to live joyfully every day.”
The growing large international family that makes the volunteer community at Shambala is one of the most enjoyable parts of our project.
Being a karma yogi at Shambala can be one of the most enriching experiences of your life. To connect to a group with the heart purpose of bringing joy to others is an unparalleled experience that is likely to bring you insights for many years to come.
It can be easy as child play at times and at other times it can be more challenging.
For this reason we are specially welcoming those that have a relative emotional balance, physical stamina and overall health. We are also asking for a minimum age of 20 to apply as a volunteer.
“Take a deep breath and be prepared to make friends for life and have an unforgettable experience with us.”
Shambala is a small, beautiful centre with the biggest heart possible. Even though we hold courses throughout the entire year, the community at Shambala only resides at the centre during the summers.
During the summer months we are mostly fully booked and host up to about 50 guests and teachers at a time. Therefore we need your help to run these retreats smoothly!
Shambala divides its community between Paid staff, Kitchen apprentice, Full-time volunteers and Part-time volunteers.
The paid staff fulfils roles such as management, kitchen leadership and administration, as they are remunerated financially, they typically have longer working hours and higher responsibilities than the volunteer team.
From 2021 we will have an opening for a Kitchen apprentice, which is an educational role that supports our chef. Then there is our wonderful and colourful team of volunteers. The tasks vary depending on the role.
No matter which role is taken, each member forms equal part of the community of Shambala.
Note: This summer 2021, we will start our volunteer recruitment process, by prioritising applicants already residing in Sweden. This is simply because of possible travel restrictions due to Covid. If you are not in Sweden and wish to join us, do send your application anyways. There is still a big chance that you can join us, depending on which country you will be travelling from.
UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
This summer 2021 we are looking for 1 kitchen apprentice and 9 full time volunteers to form part of our community. We are specially looking for those that are used to being in similar atmospheres, with an interest in yoga, conscious living, personal development, meditation and/or personal development.
In coming to Shambala as a full time volunteer, you will engage in service for 5 hours per day with one day off per week (the kitchen apprentice, managers and kitchen leader will take 1,5 days off, as they take more responsibilities).
After a 3-day introductory training, you will enter a well-structured weekly schedule where you can offer your services.
As of 2021, we will be charging only 65kr per day to our volunteers (with the exception of the kitchen apprentice). This is for financial but also for legal reasons.
As an exchange, we provide you with food and accommodation. You will be able to join at least 3 yoga classes per week and activities every evening such as sauna, dancing, group chanting and cinema nights. Accommodation is in Soulpad tents with a bed, bedding, electricity and heating, or, if you prefer, you can stay in the Yogi House, which is a 4-bed dorm house with a nice lounge to chill out.
You can apply for more than one slot. Those that stay for more than one slot, will enjoy some holiday days also. Please note that arrival and departure dates are non-negotiable.
Tota cost: 2900kr
Take a look at the roles below !!
Please make sure you apply for a specific role when you send us your email :
FULL TIME VOLUNTEER ROLES
PART TIME VOLUNTEERS:
We also have several time slots available for part-time volunteers.
Part-Time volunteers pay 280kr per night and work only 2,5 hours per day, with one day off per week. Their tasks typically involve helping out with cleaning & beautifying.
The total cost for a total 2 week stay as a part volunteer is 3900kr.
Accommodation is in a 4-bed dormitory style Yogi House with a large lounge and chill out area.
Period 1: 25th April to 9th May
Period 2: 9th May to 23rd May
Period 3: 31st May to 15th June
Period 4: 23rd May to 6th June
Period 5: 6th June to 20th June
Period 6: 20th June to 4th July
Period 7: 4th July to 18th July
Period 8: 18th July to 1st August
Period 9: 1st August to 15th August
Period 10: 15th August to 29th August
Period 11: 29th August to 12th September
Period 12: 12th September to 22nd September
We would love to hear from you. Please note that our volunteer recruitment process closes on the 5th of April. It is advisable to contact us as soon as possible, as positions start getting filled quickly from the 20th of February onwards.
To apply – please fill out this form: Karma Yoga Application
Right now we receive a lot of applications, which is wonderful, we’ll be in contact with you shortly. Thank you for your patience!
Looking forwards to meeting you and spending a transformative summer with you!