Dear friends,

    Thank you for your interest in Volunteering

    Volunteering can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience, allowing us to practice mindfulness in a spirit of joyful service, while helping to foster harmony and well-being for all the participants.

    Arrival and departure dates:

    All volunteers will arrive one week before the start of the retreat so that everyone can have time to settle in, orientate ourselves with the different mindfulness practices, and connect with other volunteers and the community.
    After the retreat ends, we will have a few days to help wrap up the retreat and have some time to share our experiences and offer feedback to one another and to the community and depart together.

    What do volunteers offer during the Summer Retreat?

    • Your quality of presence and your practice of mindfulness

    • Coordinating families for mindful service

    • Helping with translation (English/French, English/Spanish)

    • Fulfill the responsibilities you have signed up for

    • Helping with various tasks such as housekeeping, driving, organizing the food storage, the tea house..etc

    • Helping in the children's or teen program.

    Basic requirements:

    • good physical and mental health.

    • work harmoniously in a team

    • to have at least one retreat experience in Plum Village or other Plum Village practice centers

    • age between 18 and 65

    • to be able to speak English well enough to communicate with others.

    • Able to stay for the whole time (see the arrival and departure day below)

    • Able to pay contribution for your stay (see below)


    All volunteers are asked to camp during the retreat and bring your own tent and any camping equipment you need
    If you have any questions related to volunteering, please contact us via our contact form.
    If you meet the criteria above and are happy to help in such areas as these, please continue to fill out the form.

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