Volunteer Retreatant Programme


Somewhere between the individual practice of a personal retreat and the longer commitment of our Mindfulness-Based Volunteer Programme, our Volunteer Retreatant Programme is for people who would like to experience daily life at a Centre of Mindful Living, but are unable to commit to being here for a full month.

Volunteers on this programme offer 2 hours each day of work (or more if they would like to), Monday to Saturday, and contribute $150 per week. They are immersed in the daily practice of sitting and walking meditation, community sharing, working meditation, eating meditation and evening practices twice a week.

Please note that our volunteer programmes are popular and fill up in advance. We are not often able to accommodate last-minute applications, so please consider your travel plans and make your application to us 1-4 months prior to your proposed arrival date.

To apply, please email and tell us:

If you have preferred dates you’d like to be considered for, or if you have any particular time constraints (visas, work sabbaticals etc) 

And then please share:

A bit about yourself

Your background

Where are you from?

Your age and gender

What skills and experience you have

What is your capacity for physical work, and are you healthy? 

Your interests

Any previous experience with meditation and/or mindfulness 

And you can also include any other information that you feel is relevant to share.  We would be very happy to hear about what draws you to apply and what you hope to get from the experience.