VOLUNTEER WITH US

The growing international family that makes the volunteer community at Shambala is one of the most enjoyable parts of our project.

Being a karma yogi (volunteer) at Shambala can be one of the most enriching experiences of your life, 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 of 22 years old to apply as a volunteer.

Shambala divides its community between paid staff, full-time volunteers, kitchen apprentice, and part-time volunteers.

Our staff fulfils roles such as management, kitchen leadership and administration, and are paid a salary. They typically have longer working hours and higher responsibilities than the volunteer team. They take 1,5 days off per week. 

Full time volunteers engage in service for 5 hours per day with one day off per week. The cost to join Shambala as a full time volunteer is 65kr per day. They stay between 6-9 weeks.

Our kitchen apprentice is a full time volunteer role that is free of charge and is the main support of our kitchen leaders. They receive an education from our kitchen leaders and are typically people that wish to work in kitchens professionally. They take 1,5 days off per week. 

Part- time volunteers come for a 2-3 week period, pay 280kr per night and serve 2,5 hours per day with one day off per week. 

After a 3-day introductory group training, everyone enters a well-structured weekly schedule.

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 big lounge to rest. The Kitchen Leader and kitchen apprentice stay in comfortable caravans.

Everyone is welcome to join at least 3 yoga classes per week and activities every evening such as sauna, group chanting and cinema nights.

 

FULL TIME VOLUNTEERS:

On your application, please chose one of the full time volunteer slots below:

Slot 1: – FULLY BOOKED 

Arrival: 25th April
Departure: 9th June
Duration: 6,5 weeks
Tota cost: 2900kr
Slot 2: – FULLY BOOKED

Arrival: 6th June
Departure: 11th Aug
Duration: 9,5 weeks
Total cost: 4300 kr
Slot 3: 

Arrival: 8th Aug
Departure: 22nd Sept
Duration: 6,5 weeks
Total cost: 2900 kr

 

Please apply for one of the full time roles below:

Full Time Kitchen Apprentice 

 

 

This year we have one opening for a kitchen apprentice, who will be the right hand person to our chefs.

If you are passionate about cooking, already have some valuable skills in the kitchen, and wish learn the ropes of working in a professional kitchen, this is perfect for you.

* Taking on this role is FREE of charge.
* You will enjoy 1,5 days off per week.
* Accommodation is in your own cozy van with its own heating and electricity.

Full Time Kitchen Volunteer

In this role, you will work alongside our chef and kitchen apprentice.

Part time Kitchen + Part time Cleaning 


If you enjoy cooking, but don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen, you can apply for the kitchen/cleaning role. Some of your time will be spent in the kitchen, and some doing cleaning and beautifying roles. 

* Kitchen & Beautifier + Content Creator

Are you “arty” and enjoy creating photo and short video content? We are looking for 1 person who wants to be part of a little bit of everything: the Cleaning & Beautifying team, the Kitchen Team and also inspired to create some media content for us once per week. An ideal role for a multitasker who likes to have his/her hands in all the pies!

 Handy Person + Outdoor Caretaker

 

We have 1 opening for a “handy” person. Under the supervision of one of our managers, you will be doing some small carpentering work, painting walls and working outdoors maintaining our compost, flower pots and herbal garden.

 

We wish for this person to have a foundational knowledge of handy work. This role is ideal for those that love being outdoors and going solo, who enjoys getting his/her hands dirty and who loves taking initiative to start new projects of restoration and maintenance.

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.

Please apply for one of the remaining periods below:

Period 8: 1st August to 15th August
Period 9: 15th August to 29th August
Period 10: 29th August to 12th September
Period 10: 29th August to 12th September

We would love to hear from you. We mostly only have part time slots still open this summer season. 

To apply – please fill out this form: Karma Yoga Application

We are currently receiving many applications. Please be patience and we will get back to you shortly.

Looking forwards to meeting you and spending a transformative summer with you!