Plum Village is looking for volunteers to support us during our 2018 Summer Service Retreat, our largest and most festive retreat of the year.
We are looking for people with prior experience of Plum Village practice centres and retreats, who have an enthusiastic heart of service, and a good command of spoken English. There will be many opportunities to practice together, cultivate brotherhood and sisterhood and, through our service work, to help others experience a deep and fruitful retreat.
The retreat is from July 6th – 3rd August, and preference will be given to volunteers who can be present for the whole retreat, including set-up (arriving on July 1st ) and a brief clean-up at the end (leaving on 5th August). However, as we are still short of volunteers, we are happy to consider people joining us for a minimum of two weeks, if you have previous experience in volunteering at Plum Village.
What will it involve?
Volunteers are needed in different areas, including facilitating the tasks assigned to “Dharma sharing families” (eg. chopping vegetables, washing up, meditation hall, etc.), helping with translation (especially simultaneous translation), welcoming guests, helping drive shuttle vans to the station and back. There are also some possibilities for experienced practitioners to help with the children’s and teen’s programs. We ask you to please bring your tent with you, as volunteers camp during the summer retreat.
Due to the nature of the role of volunteers, we can only accept applicants who are in robust physical and mental health.
In France, volunteers are required to make a contribution to cover such things as food, and boarding costs. The minimum is 150 Euros for those who can stay 5 weeks.
Get in touch for more information
For single women and couples interested in volunteering at New Hamlet, please click on this link. Or if you have any questions please email Sr The Nghiem
For single men and couples at Upper Hamlet, please complete this online form. If you have any questions, please email Br Troi Dai Giac.