Volunteer and Staff Positions Open at Gampo Abbey

1 volunteer needed for August 2015 in the kitchen

Gampo Abbey offers people the opportunity to spend time here through volunteering. Each summer, and occasionally at other times throughout the year, we need some extra help in the kitchen, garden, facilities department, or elsewhere.

The length of a volunteer’s stay will depend on the Abbey’s needs and can range anywhere from 1 week to a few months. Volunteers follow the same schedule as residents (see Practice Schedule page) and are expected to fully participate in the Abbey’s schedule and activities. It is therefore advisable to have a good grounding in meditation practice and be interested in a contemplative lifestyle and the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings.

Volunteers are offered free room and board, but might be asked to occasionally work a little more than residents taking part in the monastic training program, although usually they follow the same schedule. If you are interested in joining us, please see available volunteering positions and fill out the application form.

Completed form and required recommendation can be sent to office@gampoabbey.org


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Gampo Abbey
Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton,  NS B0E 2P0
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