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.

“Take a deep breath and prepare 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 2019 we are looking for 9 full time volunteers to form part of our community. We are specially looking for those that are used to be 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 evening activities such as dancing, group chanting and meditation. You will also be part of workshops that will be shared only with our community. These workshops are focused on subjects related to conscious living and yoga.

You can apply for two of our available slots (please note that arrival and departure dates are non-negotiable):

* Slot 1: 
Arrival 26th May
Departure 18th July

* Slot 2: 
Arrival 14th July
Departure 5th September

Kitchen Assistants

 

This year we have three openings for full time kitchen assistants also known as our “Kitchen superstars!”. These three lucky individuals will receive a training from our Chef, on how to cook delicious vegan meals and lead a conscious kitchen

WHO: 

This is a great opportunity for those that have a background and strong interest in cooking and wish to take their knowledge to the next level. The kitchen is the heart of our place, the soulful centre that nourishes everything that we do.

Even though we aim at cultivating a nourishing atmosphere, at time it can be challenging due to time pressure. We are calling those that are passionate and vital enough to spend 5 hours work per day in the kitchen.

If you feel that this is too much for you, we have one position in the kitchen were you will be cooking only for one meal (3 hours per day) and the rest of the time you will be taking care of preparing the setting where the meal will take place. 

 Cleaners and Beautifiers

 

We have four openings for those that understand the importance and art of creating sacred environments that breath cleanliness, balance and beauty. You will be following directions from Elad Rabinovich, our leader for this team, who will inspire you with his devotion to simplicity, order and harmony. 

WHO: 

We are deeply grateful to those in this group that are able to transcend preconceived ideas about cleanliness as being boring or a lower ranked job.
We welcome those that see the importance of this task and are willing to be creative in it, passionate about transforming crowded spaces into temples. 

 Handy (wo)Man + Gardener

 

This year we have one opening for a Handy person who loves maintenance and gardening. Under the supervision of Johan, you will be doing some small carpentering work, painting walls and working in the garden from start to finish and taking care of our compost. This lucky person will also be picking up our guests from the station and welcoming them with a warm smile!!!

WHO: 

We love this person to have a foundational knowledge of gardening and handy work. This role is ideal for those that love being outdoors and going solo. We will prioritise those that can come two weeks before the beginning of the summer season to start preparing the soil. So arrival date would ideally be the 12th May for this role. If you cannot arrive this early but feel like this role would be ideal for you, do apply anyways!

INTERESTED?

We would love to hear from you !
Send us an email at shambalagatherings@gmail.com 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 our volunteer leader 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!