VOLUNTEER WITH US
(low season: 24th September 2021, to 25th April 2022)

Community - kirtan

For the first time at Shambala, this winter 2021-2022 we are looking for a small crew to serve our low season retreats.

We have space for a team of 6: four volunteers and two volunteer/coordinators.
We are dividing our low season into 3 slots from the 24th of September 2021 until the 25th of April 2022.

During the low season, we have retreats almost every week at Shambala. They are smaller groups than during our high season and last for a shorter time.

This team of 6, will be asked to prepare the centre for the arrival of our guests, and will join our caterer in cooking for our retreats as well as cleaning, lighting up the evening sauna, shaveling the snow, greeting our guests, picking them up from the nearby train station, and tending to our teachers. 

There will be plenty of time between retreats to rest, take walks in the forest, saunas every evening, one’s own self yoga practice, and some guided classes too. 

Coordinators: 

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers that can act as coordinators during the low season. This means coordinating the small team of 4 volunteers onsite, creating a volunteer schedule each week, and making sure that all tasks are done correctly.

This role is also “hands on”, together with the rest of the volunteers, in keeping the centre clean and ready, as well as at times cooking during retreats with our caterer. Are you a yoga teacher? You might wish to share some classes with the rest of the team in between retreats.

Typical work hours during retreats is 5 hours per day.
Typical work hours in between retreats is 1-2 hours per day.

As this role has a little more responsibility than the rest of the team, it is free of charge. You will have your own accommodation in a comfortable separate house with your own kitchen, bathroom and wifi. You will have access to our sauna, yoga sala and big community kitchen and dining room. 

As part of the exchange, you will be able to eat from our delicious buffet during retreats, as well as attending one retreat class per day.

Please note that we don’t provide food between retreats. There are supermarkets nearby and you will be able to cook for yourself in your own kitchen.

Ideally we would like our coordinators to stay for the entire low season (all three slots).

 

Volunteers: 

We are looking for a team of 4 volunteers to help us serve our retreats and prepare our centre for our guests arrival. Typical tasks include cooking during retreats (following instructions from our caterer) and cleaning.

Are you a yoga teacher? You might wish to share some classes with the rest of the team in between retreats. Are you interested in photography and media? Creating beautiful content can be part of your volunteer working hours.

Typical working hours during retreats: 5 hours per day.
Typical working hours in between retreats: 1-2 hours per day.

Accommodation is in a house, away from our guests, with a big lounge and wifi, shared with 3 other team members. You will have access to our sauna, yoga sala and big community kitchen and dining room. 

As part of the exchange, you will be able to eat from our delicious buffet during retreats, as well as attending one retreat class per day.

Please note that we don’t provide food between retreats. There are supermarkets nearby and you will be able to cook for yourself in the community kitchen.

You are welcome to apply for any of the time slots specified below. 

The volunteer role has a small charge of 50kr per day, to cover the cost of our electricity during the winter. Please read below.

 

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

Slot 1: 

 

Arrival: 24th September 2021
Departure: 20th December 2021
Duration: 12,5 weeks
Tota cost: 4400kr
Slot 2: 

 

Arrival: 27th December 2021
Departure: 2nd March 2022
Duration: 9,5 weeks
Total cost: 3400 kr
Slot 3: 

 

Arrival: 28th February 2022
Departure: 25th April 2022
Duration: 8 weeks
Total cost: 2800 kr

 

 

PART TIME VOLUNTEERS:

Are you interested in volunteering for us during the low season, but cannot stay for an entire slot? You are welcome to volunteer with us as part-time, for a shorter time. You will arrive and leave the centre at the same time as our guests, and not stay with us for the periods in between retreats.

Part-Time volunteers during the winter pay 400kr per night and work only 2,5 hours per day. Their tasks typically involve helping out with cleaning & beautifying.

Please email us your availabiltity.

We would love to hear from you. 

To apply – please contact us.

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