Many people who visit Adhisthana have a strong impulse to give their time and energy to the project. Adhisthana thrives on volunteers, and we want to give opportunities to as many people as possible. Having volunteers is a great opportunity for people to become part of the wider Adhisthana network, and develop relationships with the place, the community and Bhante.
We’re particularly interested in skills in any of the categories below: Building, Gardening, Plumbing, Electrics, Cooking, Cleaning, Painting and Decorating, Audio/Video Editing, Graphic design, Tech, Admin
If would like to find out more please email us. Unfortunately, due to immigration law, we can only accept volunteers who have an existing right to work in the UK (this now excludes citizens of the European Union, but not Ireland).
If you would like to explore living and working here, check out our available roles here.
Adhisthana came alive to me in a more personal way though volunteering. Joining with the community over those few days gave me a hearty appreciation for everything that goes in to the life of Adhisthana, and I so enjoyed putting all of myself into physical work, showing my gratitude in giving something back (with buckets of earth!)
Keep an eye out for upcoming work retreats, where you can come together with other volunteers and the Operations Team, to participate in the collective project of beautifying Adhisthana.
When I first attended for a retreat at Adisthana I was drawn to being part of and helping to maintain the inner and outer beauty I could see was being created there. Volunteering has given me the opportunity to do just that. Working in the gardens, cleaning or doing the laundry always puts me in touch with a deep gratitude for my teachers and all who make this movement and order a reality.