Volunteer

Yeshin Norbu is a non-profit organization run by hard-working volunteers and core staff. Without people kindly offering their time, skills and service, we would not be able to exist. Volunteering at Yeshin Norbu is a great way of becoming a part of a community striving to contribute to a more peaceful world.

There are two main ways of volunteering at Yeshin Norbu. You can either offer a few hours on and off or you’re interested in taking part in our fully fledged volunteer programme. Have a look below and feel free to contact us if you have any further questions!

DROP IN VOLONTEERS:

Perhaps you’re looking for a place to spend some odd hours now and again? You might find yourself with some extra time on your hand or perhaps you’re in a period of your life where you want to give back. Or you might dig our vibe and want to be a part of it. Regardless, we always need an extra pair of hands!

We are looking for a wide variety of skills and interests, for example, you might be able to help us with:

  • keeping a cheerful atmosphere, making tea, coffee, shopping biscuits, greeting visitors coming to our centre;
  • preparing the venue for events;
  • help our communications wizards, especially if you’re fly on social media;
  • perhaps you’re a bit of a handyman/woman, opening impossible locks
  • sewing cushions, and curtains;
  • simple administration such as printing course material;
  • venue maintenance and care, including but not limited to some cleaning, plant care, recycling;
  • support in the preparation of food for the café, including for special events and retreats; and
  • any additional tasks to fully harness your qualifications, skills, and interest.

In return for your kind help we offer discounts to our courses and Mental Gym Card. You can learn more about our Mental Gym Card here. Where we always need help, we have set up a discounting system to encourage people to have a weekly volunteering routine with us.

1 hour/week – 10% discount on Mental Gym Card

2 hour/week – 20% discount on Mental Gym Card

3 hour/week – 30% discount on Mental Gym Card

4 hour/week – 40% discount on Mental Gym Card

5 hour/week – 50% discount on Mental Gym Card

Please contact us to let us know if you would like to volunteer, and any specific skills you have. And don’t worry, everyone can help with something. The important thing is to build community, have fun together, and create opportunities for everyone who come to the centre to have a wonderful experience.

LIVE-IN VOLONTEER PROGRAMME

We also have a fully-fledged volunteer programme for those who feel intrigued by offering full-time service to Yeshin Norbu. 

As part of our volunteer programme, we offer

  • your own room in our staff apartment;
  • a stipend to cover basic food and transportation costs around beautiful Stockholm;
  • all courses, events, pujas and happenings at the centre free of charge; and
  • a precious chance to live and work with likeminded people, build community and deepen your knowledge and experiences of Tibetan Buddhist practices.

Volunteers are asked to support the overall function of the centre by performing tasks such as the below:

  • preparing the venue for events;
  • meet and greet the people visiting the centre and attending courses and events;
  • simple administration such as printing course material;
  • basic outreach and marketing tasks such as posting events on social media.;
  • venue maintenance and care, including but not limited to some cleaning, plant care, recycling;
  • support in the preparation of food for the café, including for special events and retreats; and
  • any additional tasks to fully harness your qualifications, skills, and interest.

We kindly ask our volunteers to work six hours a day, five days a week (totalling 30 hours per week). Being allowed to stay and work in Sweden is a prerequisite to apply. The volunteer programme is set for four months but has the potential to be extended.

Does this sound appealing to you or do you have any questions? Feel free to email [email protected]

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