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 team members.

People in this role are essential to ensure the smooth running of the centre. If beneficial, there are opportunities to extend general volunteering beyond 3 months.

General Volunteers assist with the following depending on centre needs and aptitude:

  • Cleaning retreat accommodation and communal areas

  • Food preparation

  • General maintenance

  • Gardening and helping in the woodland when time allows

  • Support to retreat preparation

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 working 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 application process then complete our application form including providing two referees for us to contact on your behalf.