Be a part of our retreat center community in Belgium

  • Belgium
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  • Last activity: 05/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Besides supporting various retreats and programs at the center, we are now also be our own rest and restore personal time-out programs. We are looking for volunteers who would enjoy supporting the day-to-day activities at the center. There will also opportunities to make a contribution to our own programs by offering yoga, meditation, breathwork or any other healing activities such as creative art, dance and music.

    We offer a unique setting with beautiful gardens to nurture and uplift body, mind and soul. We serve organic vegetarian food for our guests and volunteering crew.

    Please note that the minimum age requirement to join our international team of volunteers is 25. We also require a minimum stay of 8 weeks to fully integrate with our team and activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our center is an active community of volunteers and staff members hosting a wide variety of international programs, seminars and retreats geared towards personal growth and well-being.

  • Help

    Help

    The help we need is varied and depends on the activities at the center. We mainly host small groups of people who attend workshops or stay with us for several days for retreats. Our crew of international volunteers helps us with supporting the workshops and seminars, this could be getting the seminar rooms ready, welcoming guests, check-in and check-out, maintaining of the gardens and taking care of our chickens, dog and cats.

    Our center is a place of stillness and tranquility. We also have different rooms where you can watch a movie, do yoga, meditate or engage in any other practice you enjoy.

    If you choose to stay at the center during your time off, It is important to stay active, positive and creative pursuing personal interests or working on a personal project at the center. We do provide and organize group activities, depending on the schedule at the center.

    During your days off, you are also welcome to visit and explore other cities. If your time-off consists of two consecutive days, you may also choose to stay overnight in another city. Consecutive days off requests have to be discussed with our volunteer manager. We are only 20 minutes walking from the train or bus station or 5 minutes by bike. Brussels and Antwerp are very within close proximity of the center. (30 minutes by train)

    Please contact us if you are looking to be part of an active community and have a sincere desire for personal growth and are looking for a self-transformative living and learning experience. If you’re passing through and are looking only for a place to eat and stay while visiting other cities or countries, we are not a good match for you.

    Ideal volunteer would be a non-smoker, health/nature conscious individual with an interest in personal growth, community building and a healthy lifestyle. We are looking for people who want to be an active part of our team. We do ask our international volunteers to make a commitment for at least 6 weeks to fully integrate with our team of local volunteers and staff.

    A proficient knowledge of the the spoken English language is also required.

    Our international volunteers do daily shifts of 5 hours a day.

    We strive to give our best, and we expect your best as well. Upon arrival, this center becomes your home, a place where we really care about each other. We pay attention to details and put a lot of love and care in the work we do.

    Sharing meals is an important part of our life at the center. You are expected to join us on time for all meals, expect on your free days where you can choose to skip a meal.
    We offer a smoke free environment for our volunteers.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer our Workaway volunteers shared bedroom accomodation. Volunteers do share a bathroom, community space and restroom area. There is also a laundry facility available. All meals (organic/vegetarian) are included. We also offer free Wi-Fi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Enjoy a morning jog around the castle grounds or along the nearby canal and enjoy the beautiful sunrise, or walk any of the many paths in the green farm fields, to the lake or nearby villages. We have bikes especially for our volunteers and the train station is only a short walk away so you can enjoy day trips to Antwerp, Brussels, Gent or Mechelen.

    We require international volunteers to commit to a stay of minimum of 6 weeks
    Minimum age requirement is 25 years of old.

    Volunteers have always been an active part of our holistic community. We would like to make our volunteer opportunities available to a more international audience and believe working with the worksaway organization would allow us to create new connections around the world.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 189557427626

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