General Volunteers: 2–3 months

We are looking to recruit committed, enthusiastic and compassionate people as general volunteers to assist our longer term on-site volunteers.

People in this role will work closely with our Housekeeper, Cook, Woodland & Wildlife Manager and Grounds/Maintenance Manger to ensure the smooth running of the centre.

They will help with the following depending on what’s happening at the centre:

  • Cleaning retreat accommodation and communal areas

  • Food preparation

  • Some gardening and helping in the woodland when time allows

Qualities/skills required:

  • Able to work effectively in a small team and follow instructions

  • Flexible and adaptable to what the centre needs

  • Comfortable living in a communal setting in a rural location

  • Good spoken and written English

  • Able to legally work in the UK

  • Respect for the FPMT organisation and willingness to live by the five precepts whilst at Land of Joy

  • A sense of humour


  • Two days off per week for volunteering 6-8 hours per days for five days a week

  • Food and single room accommodation

  • A chance to attend sessions during retreats and courses if time allows

To apply:

Please familiarise yourself with our volunteer application process then complete our application form including providing two referees for us to contact on your behalf

Volunteer application process
Complete our application form