Land of Joy is run by a team of long-term volunteers made up of our Director, Spiritual Programme Coordinator, Manager, Cook, Housekeeper and Grounds Manager, all supported by occasional shorter-term volunteers. Everyone freely offers their time to help the centre (even the director!). Each member works six hours a day, five days a week with two days off.
They all offer their time for their own reasons, but each makes an incredibly valuable contribution to providing a place where others can come to step away from their day-to-day life, entering into a space where they can relax, reflect, and learn new ways to develop greater happiness while being more beneficial to others.
Seeing the positive difference Land of Joy has on peoples’ lives makes volunteering here incredibly rewarding. Not only that, the environment provides a base to explore beautiful countryside or enter into personal practice and study on days off. Volunteers are also encouraged to try to attend some sessions of retreats running at the centre during their stay.
If you’d like to learn a little more about volunteering at Land of Joy please click here.
If you would like to know more about our application process for accepting volunteers, please clickhere
We are currently looking for a general volunteer from mid October/beginning November till the end of February 2019, to help with housekeeping, cooking, admin and gardening as necessary – DIY skills would also be useful! Ideally you can commit to the full 4 months. Other possibilities will be considered, although a month commitment is our minimum in this case.
We also welcome applications for shorter-term volunteers who can help for a few weeks at a time with things such as cooking during busier retreats, or gardening and DIY around the house when things are quieter. If you’d like to come and lend us a hand during these times, please get in touch using the application form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.