A Buddhist charity near York. We have nearly 50 acres of parkland and a Georgian mansion, and need help with building work, gardens, B&B and vegetarian cafe. The centre is a peaceful retreat where you can help out with other volunteers and learn more about Buddhism and meditation too.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Volunteers are from all over the world - have the chance to meet many new people and make lasting friendships! Also you will have the opportunity to learn about Buddhism and meditation and how to keep a peaceful mind.
We are based near York which is a top UK tourist destination with lots of culture and history.
Tasks are many and varied depending on your skills and interests, and what's needed in the centre at the time, such as building and maintenance, gardens, household, decorating, etc.
In exchange for 25 hours help you get dorm accommodation for seven nights. The daily schedule consists of five hours work and includes tea breaks and lunch breaks. Volunteers can attend free meditation classes during their stay. It's ideal if you can arrive on a Sunday to begin volunteering on the Monday.
Dorm accommodation - please bring a sleeping bag and towel.
All meals are vegetarian. No smoking, alcohol or drugs onsite. Free wi-fi, no TV or loud music!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
25 hours a week (5 hours a day and 2 days off)
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