VOLUNTEER WITH US
(low season: 10th October 2022, to 24th April 2023)

Community - kirtan

This winter 2022-2023 we are looking for a small crew to serve our low season retreats.

We have space for a team of 7 full time volunteers and 1 coordinator. We are dividing our low season into 3 slots from the 10th of October 2022 until the 24th of April 2023.

During the low season, we have retreats almost every week at Shambala. They are smaller groups than during our high season and last for 2-4 nights on average.

This team of 7, 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, shovelling 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.

We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life, different ages and backgrounds, though we’re asking for a minimum of 22 years old to apply as a volunteer.

Assistant:

We are looking for 1 volunteer that can act as an assistant to our winter managers during the low season. This means coordinating, with the managers, the small team of 7 volunteers onsite, creating a volunteer schedule each week, and making sure that all tasks are done correctly.

Typical work hours during retreats is 5 hours per day.
Typical work hours in between retreats is 3 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 van. 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.

Carpenter:

Are you a skilful carpenter wanting to join a conscious community?

We have a few exciting projects going on this winter, and we’d love to see some helping hands manifest this community expansion. Do you want to spend some time here at Shambala with togetherness, free food, and accommodation whilst lending a hand in our projects?

Handy Person:

Fully booked

Are you the handy person who will help us this autumn?

We are looking for a volunteer to do small carpentering work, paint walls, and work outdoors etc.
This role is ideal for those who love being outdoors and going solo, enjoy getting their hands dirty, and love taking the initiative to start new restoration and maintenance projects around our Yoga Retreat Centre.
As this role has a little more responsibility than the rest of the team, it is free of charge.

Volunteers: 

We are looking for a team of 7 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: 3 hours per day.

Accommodation is in a dorm of 3-4 people. 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, as well as attending one retreat class per day. Please note that access to specific retreats depend on the agreement made with the teacher and space availability. However, in the unlikely event that the retreat is full or unavailable, the community itself or the managers will offer 1 class per day to keep the practice.

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

The volunteer role has a small charge of 60kr per day. Please read below.

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

Slot 1: 

Arrival: 9th October 2022
Departure: 6th December 2022
Duration: 8 weeks
Total cost: 3360kr

Slot 2: 

Arrival: 26th December 2022
Departure: 1st March 2023
Duration: 9 weeks
Total cost: 3780 kr

Slot 3: 

Arrival: 26th February 2023
Departure: 27th April 2023
Duration: 8 weeks
Total cost: 3360 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 300kr per night and work only 2,5 hours per day. Their tasks typically involve helping out with cleaning & beautifying. This price includes both room and food.

Please email us your availability.

We would love to hear from you.

To apply – please fill in this form

Looking forwards to meeting you and spending a transformative winter season with you!