Form part of our vibrant community of yogis, participating in work as meditation and service. Receive trainings in community living, take part in our yoga classes and make friends for life.

Grow through service

Being a karma yogi (volunteer) at Shambala can be one of the most enriching experiences of your life and is the backbone to Shambala Gatherings. We come together as a community in selfless service, bringing awareness to work in a playful way, and watch each other grow along the way. We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life, different ages and backgrounds. We’re asking for a minimum of 22 years old to apply as a volunteer.

Make friends for life

We offer trainings and opportunities to learn to relate to each other in a loving and conscious way. We empower a loving-kindness connection in our community. At the same time, we invite you to abstain from entering a new romantic relationship whilst at Shambala and harness the energy to cultivate a different kind of intimacy with the group, with life and with yourself.

Be Yourself

We would like our community to engage in that which makes them shine and thrive. For this reason, we have different roles you can apply for(read below). There are two ways in which you can participate as a volunteer. As a full time volunteer, you will engage in 5 hours per day of volunteer work and 1 day off per week. As a part-time volunteer, you engage in 2,5 hours of volunteer work per day, with 1 day off per week. Do you wish to learn to cook from the best? then apply for our kitchen apprentice role!

Live in nature

Volunteer accommodation is in single Soulpad tents with a bed, bedding, electricity and heating, or in our dorm room of 3-4 beds. The kitchen apprentice stays in a caravan. All accommodation has shared bathroom. Our volunteers eat from our delicious vegan food buffet 3 times per day. 

Deepen your yoga practice

As part of your exchange program, you will participate in a minimum of 3 yoga classes per week. There will also be opportunities for you to share your practice with others. You will participate in sharing circles, evening sauna sessions, forest walks and music/chanting sessions led by the community.

Why do we charge?

With the exception of some of the roles (kitchen apprentice, cleaning leader and handy), Shambala charges a small fee of 65kr per day for full time-volunteering. We invest this small fee in the smooth running of the volunteer team and in improving the installations of our community.

Please find below how we aim at investing this fee:

– Individual accommodation in Soulpads:

Those that choose to stay in Soulpad tents will have individual accommodation in a quiet area of the center, overlooking the lake. These Soulpads have beds, electricity and heating and it’s a wonderful way to be closed to nature, with dips in the lake and close to our floating sauna. 

– Paid Volunteer Leader to ensure the smooth running of the volunteer team:

With the profits earned from this small daily fee, Shambala employs a volunteer leader that ensures the guidance, support, inspiration and emotional support of the volunteer community throughout their stay.

-Training on community living:

On arrival at Shambala, you will receive a 2-day training on community living, where you will learn topics such as conscious communication, the art of listening and other topics on conscious community living.

– Participation in international retreats:

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to participate on some of the retreat classes of great international teachers (please note that some of these classes will be in Swedish).

– Dedicated community space for practice:

We have invested on a beautiful Yurt, located near the lake, as a sacred space for our volunteers. Here, the volunteer leader will provide classes and gatherings. The volunteers themselves will also have the opportunity to share their practices with each other.

-Community focused classes and excursions:

As a volunteer, you will have the benefit of attending yoga, meditation and breathwork classes dedicated to the community only. As well as sharing circles, dance and chanting evenings. 

– Daily sauna:

As a volunteer, you will enjoy daily sauna sessions, sometimes with retreat participants, and sometimes with the community only. These saunas are often the highlight of our day, with dips in the lake and sun bathing.

We trust that these investments make your daily fee payment worth it!


Volunteers are welcome to stay for a maximum of 2 slots.
Please apply to one of the roles below. Please note in the role description below that some roles are paid, and others are not. 

Arrival: 23rd April
Departure: 25th May
Duration: 4,5 weeks

Arrival: 21st May
Departure: 5th July
Duration: 6,5 weeks  
Cost: 2900 sek

Arrival: 2nd July
Departure: 30th August
Duration: 8,5 weeks
Cost: 3900kr

Arrival: 27th August
Departure: 11th October
Duration: 6,5 weeks
Cost: 2100 sek

Kitchen Apprentice

Ideal for those that are passionate about cooking, already have some valuable skills in the kitchen, and wish to learn the ropes from the main chef. 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 assistant

In this role, you will work alongside our chef and kitchen apprentice. The chef sets the menu and distributes the work. We’re looking for people who love to cook, we enjoy team-work, and love the fast-paced, dynamic and creative nature of being in the kitchen. 

Cleaning & Beautifying Leader

We have one opening for a team leader of the beautifying crew. You’ll be in the team and also have some time set aside for the birds-eye view, leading team meetings and ensuring that your team has all its needs to fulfil their tasks optimally. This role is FREE of charge.

Full-time cleaning & beautifying volunteer

If you have an eye for cleanliness and you enjoy making spaces feel and look beautiful, then this is your team. This role also includes clean up after meals. Are you a highly creative individual who has a great eye for details and love to beautify? Please specify this in your application, as we have one role within this team that is mainly involved in beautifying. 

Half kitchen / half cleaning volunteer

If you enjoy beautifying, cleaning and cooking, and you want to have a more flexible role to experience all aspects of Shambala, you can apply for the kitchen and beautifying role. You will alternate weekly between the kitchen and the cleaning team.

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Maintenance handy & outdoor carer

Under the supervision of one of our managers, you will be doing some maintenance jobs, such as fixing fuses, light bulbs, easy plumbing and electrical jobs, etc. This role is ideal for those that love being outdoors and who have some knowledge of handy work. This role is FREE of charge. We prioritise those that can already arrive on the 16th April.

Special projects handy

We need an experienced builder to help us renovate some buildings. You will work alongside others. As this role requires specific skills, such as carpentering or building, this role is FREE of charge. We prioritise those that can already arrive on the 16th April.

Media content creator & marketing assistant

We need a content maker that loves taking pictures and video, as well as to assist our marketing manager on easy jobs on our social media. We will prioritise those that have a professional equipment with them (camera, videocamera, etc). You will need to bring your laptop with you. This role might involve other tasks such as kitchen and cleaning shifts.


Part-Time volunteers pay 250kr per night and work only 2,5 hours per day, with one day off per week. Their tasks typically involve helping out with cleaning, cooking and beautifying. These tasks will alternate weekly.

Please apply to one of the following periods:

Period 1: 23rd April to 8th May (15 nights, 3750kr)

Period 2: 8th May to 22nd May (15 nights, 3750kr)

Period 3: 21st May to 5th June (15 nights, 3750kr)

Period 4: 5th June to 19th June (15 nights, 3750kr)

Period 5: 18th June to 2nd July (15 nights, 3750kr)

Period 6: 2nd July to 24th July (22 nights, 5500kr)

Period 7: 24th July to 14th August (21 nights, 5250kr)

Period 8: 14th August to 27th August (14 nights, 3500kr)

Period 9: 27th August to 18th September (22 nights, 5500kr)

Period 10: 18th September to 8th October (20 nights, 5000kr)

We would love to hear from YOU!

Please fill out this, and you will soon hear from us:

 Application form

We’re looking forwards to meeting you and spending a transformative summer with you!