Volunteering is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the company of like minded people and feel a part of our growing community. You can come at what ever day or time suits you best or join us on special volunteer days.
What to expect
The work is varied and could include cooking, gardening, office work, decorating etc. We also have various building projects on the go at any one time that you could get involved in. We are always interested to hear about any specific skills you may be able to offer. In return for half or full days work we will provide you with refreshments and a vegetarian lunch.
Volunteering is an ideal opportunity to enjoy a rewarding break where you can quickly feel part of our thriving community.
What to expect
Menorca IRC is located in the middle of a forest in the middle of the island. There are beautiful walks and views and provides a quiet and reflective environment for a meaningful break. Menorca has beautiful turquoise beaches that are 15 minutes drive from the centre.
The work is varied and could include cooking, gardening, office work, decorating etc. We also have various building projects on the go at any one time that you could get involved in. We are always interested to hear about any specific skills you may be able to offer. Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a volunteering visit.
You will have 2 free days a week which is an ideal time to travel and explore this beautiful island, or just relax in the beauitful tanquility of Sa Roca and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the centre. The centre is in a remote location (there is no public transport in Sa Roca), because the island is set up for tourism there are many compatible hire companies for cars, bikes and mopeds.
The Spiritual Programme
As a volunteering visitor you are welcome to take part in the spiritual activities at Menorca IRC. In the evenings you can attend General Programme classes on Buddhist thought and meditation or you can attend daily prayers in the Temple. At weekends we hold Prayers for World Peace and regular weekend courses. The weekly classes are all free to volunteering visitors and most weekend retreats and courses (with exception of special courses and empowerments).
We will provide seven days free dormitory accommodation and three vegetarian meals a day in exchange for 35 hours of work (usually spread over five days).
Volunteering visits are usually offered for one or two weeks but can be extended for special projects. Volunteering visits MUST be booked in advance.
Food and accommodation
All meals are vegetarian including eggs and dairy products.
We offer comfortable dormitory accommodation – all you need to do is bring a sleeping bag, a torch and if possible, work clothes and boots.
Please note: Since Menorca IRC is a Buddhist Retreat Centre, visitors are asked not to drink alcohol or smoke on the premises. We also ask the visitors not to play musical instruments or sound systems on the property.
The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and Meditation Centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.