Volunteer program is available at Villa Mandala for those interested in living and working within an intentional community with service and recreation as a primary value. Depending on the center's needs, work is assigned in event set-up, gardening, kitchen, housekeeping, landscaping or general maintenance. Participants receive accommodation, meals and participation in community activities (yoga, meditation, workshops). Most of the classes are taught in Finnish, but our volunteers have had it easy to join the yoga and meditation anyway. Some English-speaking community classes are offered every week. Our community is intense and small - besides our regular staff of 3-4 people two volunteers will stay in Mandala every month. You can also apply for the program together with your best friend.
Villa Mandala’s volunteer program is on during Finnish holiday months 1.6.-30.6 / 1.-31.7., / 1.8.-31.8. / 1.-15.9. / 25.12.-25.1. Program is open for those who are willing to experience new and take part in creating a community which provides healing experiences for all people. Read on, if you are capable of working independently, wish to take a break from the everyday life and keep things simple, live stress-free and healthy lifestyle, live close to the pure Finnish nature and work whole-heartedly sharing our values.
Our volunteers will work 6 hours per day, 6 days a week in different jobs according to their skills such as cooking, cleaning, gardening, communication, maintenance, carpentry, teaching yoga/mindfulness, administration. Sometimes work might include visits to our Helsinki city studio. We look for volunteers who can stay at least for one month. We will pick you and drive you back to the airport.
You are min. 22 years
You share our values and are interested in holistic wellness.
You are physically and mentally healthy.
You are responsible worker and motivated to learn and try new things.
You might have special skills, especially cooking, massage, carpentry and teaching yoga are highly valued.
You understand that countryside living is different from city living – you also cherish and love time on your own and don’t expect there to be activity all the time.
You can stay minimum 1 month.
Volunteers will pay 175 euros per month as a program fee and are provided food & accommodation & some activities.
For more info, contact info(at)villamandala.fi