THE PATH OF KARMA YOGA
(volunteer with us)
“Here is where the magic happens:
where we dare to shine and share ourselves openly with others, learning to live fearlessly and in joy every day.”
The growing large international family that makes the volunteer community at Shambala is one of the most enjoyable parts of our project.
Being a karma yogi at Shambala can be one of the most life changing experiences of your life. To connect to a group with the heart purpose of bringing joy to others is an unparalleled experience 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 age of 25 to apply as a volunteer.
“Take a deep breath and be prepared to make friends for life and have an unforgettable experience with us.”
Shambala is a small, beautiful centre with the biggest heart possible. Even though we hold courses throughout the entire year, the community at Shambala only resides at the centre during the summers.
During the summer months we are mostly fully booked and host up to about 50 guests and teachers at a time. Therefore we need your help to run these retreats smoothly!
Shambala divides its community between “core staff”, “full-time volunteers” and “part-time volunteers”.
The core staff fulfils roles such as management, kitchen leadership and administration, they are remunerated financially and they typically have longer working hours and higher responsibilities than the volunteer team.
Then there is our wonderful and colourful team of volunteers. The tasks vary depending on the role. But no matter what task is taken, each volunteer forms equal part of the community of Shambala.
UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
This summer 2020 we are looking for 8 full time volunteers to form part of our community. We are specially looking for those that are used to being in similar atmospheres, with an interest in yoga, conscious living, personal development, meditation and/or personal development.
In coming to Shambala as a full timer volunteer, you will engage in Seva (sacred service) for 5 hours per day with one day off per week. After a 3-day introductory training, you will enter a well-structured weekly schedule where you can offer your services.
As an exchange, we provide you with food and accommodation (in shared dorms or Soulpad tents with bed, electricity and heating). You will be able to join at least 3 yoga classes per week and activities every evening such as sauna, dancing, group chanting and cinema nights.
You can apply for one or two of our available slots (please note that arrival and departure dates are non-negotiable):
PART TIME VOLUNTEERS:
We also have several time slots available for part-time volunteers.
Part-Time volunteers pay a fee per day (see below) and work 2,5 hours per day, with one day off per week. Their tasks typically involve helping out with cleaning & beautifying.
Below you can find the part time slots we have available. As a general rule, we can only take one part timer for each slot. If you are a couple and you wish to apply, please inquire with us, as we might be able to take an exception if we have enough space.
As you can see, prices change and become cheaper the longer you stay:
Period 1: 3rd May to 14th May – Price: 4.400 kr (400 kr per night / 11 nights)
Period 2: 13th May to 1st June – Price: 6650 kr (350 kr per night / 19 nights)
Period 3: 31st May to 15th June – Price : 5625 kr (375 kr per night / 15 nights)
Period 4: 14th June to 29th June – Price : 6300 kr (350 kr per night / 18 nights)
Period 5: 28th June to 13th July – Price : 5625 kr (375 kr per night / 15 nights)
Period 6: 12th July to 27th July – Price : 5625 kr (375 kr per night / 15 nights)
Period 7: 26th July to 10th August – Price : 5625 kr (375 kr per night / 15 nights)
Period 8: 9th August to 31st August – Price : 7360 kr (320 kr per night / 23 nights)
Period 9: 30th August to 17th September: Price : 6300 kr (350 kr per night / 18 nights)
Period 10: 16th September to 1st October: Price : 5625 kr (375 kr per night / 15 nights)
Take a look at the roles below !!
Please make sure you apply for a specific role when you send us your email :
We would love to hear from you. Please note that our volunteer recruitment process closes on the 1st of April. It is advisable to contact us as soon as possible, as positions start getting filled quickly from the 1st of February onwards.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (click here).
We will need to know:
* Which role you are applying for
* What your background is
* What your experience is within the role you have applied for
* If you have ever lived in a community before
* If you are interested in yoga, meditation, conscious living and/or personal development.
You will then be directed to one of our managers, who will send you a questionnaire and organise a Skype call with you. If you are applying for a kitchen position, you will also talk to our wonderful Chef!
Looking forwards to meeting you and spending a transformative summer with you!