Volunteer at an International Kadampa Buddhist Retreat Centre in rural Derbyshire, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Coronavirus Update: We are presently accepting applications. Our abililty to offer visits will be in line with National and local coronavirus measures.

    We are an International Kadampa Buddhist Retreat Centre. We are a registered charity and based in a Victorian mansion built in the 1850s. Located in rural Derbyshire we are close to the Dales and Peak District. We have around 30 residents spread across the main building, apartments and houses. We are mixed community of ordained and lay people and families. We host around 5 - 15 workaways. Our extensive grounds have 38 acres of gardens and woodland, with a stream and woodland walk running the periphery. The environment is very beautiful, tranquil and restful and is perfect for meditation and reflection.

    The help required varies from cooking, working in our World Peace cafe, gardening, painting and decorating, maintenance and household. We also have various projects that you could get involved in at particular times.

    If you have particular skills we would love to know. Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a volunteering visit.

    In your free time, as a volunteer, you are welcome to join any of the meditation classes, courses and retreats.

    There are many local walks, a nature reserve and cycle paths. You can also access the Dales and Peak District National Park for days out. The city of Derby is just 8 miles away. Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester are all within an hours travel.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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

    We are an international community offering meditation classes and the opportunity to learn practical skills in new areas. In particular our kitchens and World Peace Cafe cook vegetarian/vegan food, so you can learn these cuisines.

  • Help

    Help

    The help required varies from cooking, working in our World Peace cafe, gardening, painting and decorating, maintenance and household. We also have various projects that you could get involved in at particular times.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared room - Male/Female

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on the premises.
    Returning to the Centre intoxicated or disorderly is not permitted.
    All meals provided are either vegetarian or vegan.
    All applicants welcome. Non UK applicants are limited to 30 working days on a 6 month tourist visa.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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