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
PART TIME VOLUNTEERS:
For those that have already come to us before, we have one spot per week available for a part-time volunteer. PT volunteers pay 300kr per day and work 2,5 hours per day, one day per week. Their tasks typically involve helping out with cleaning & beautifying. (Please note that this option is only available for those that have volunteered with us before. There is a minimum of 2 weeks stay and a maximum of 6 weeks. The longer you stay with us, the less expensive it becomes. Please inquire with us)
We would love to hear from you !
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 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!