(high season: 25th April to 16th October 2022)

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 100kr per day. They stay between 6-9 weeks. After a 3-day introductory group training, everyone enters a well-structured weekly schedule.

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 3 week period, pay 380kr per night and serve 2,5 hours per day with one day off per week. They receive a 3-hour training the day after arrival.

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.



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

Slot 1: 


Arrival: 25th April
Departure: 15th June
Duration: 10,5 weeks
Tota cost: 7350kr
Slot 2: 


Arrival: 12th June
Departure: 10th Aug
Duration: 8,5 weeks
Total cost: 5950 kr
Slot 3: 


Arrival: 7th Aug
Departure: 16th Oct
Duration: 7 weeks
Total cost: 4900 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 / Builder


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.

Experienced Builder

We need an experienced builder to help us renovate some buildings. You will work alongside others. As this role requires a specific skill, it is free of charge.


Part-Time volunteers pay 380kr 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 3 week stay as a part volunteer is 7980kr.
They receive a 3-hour training the day after arrival.

Please apply for one of the remaining periods below:

Period 1: 25th April to 15th May 2022
Period 2: 15th May to 5th June 2022
Period 3: 5th June to 26th June 2022
Period 4: 27th June to 17th July 2022
Period 5: 18th July to 7th August 2022
Period 6: 10th August to 31st August 2022
Period 7: 8th September to 29th September 2022

We would love to hear from you. 

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

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