VOLUNTEERING – Working visit
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 where there are beautiful walks and picturesque views. It’s a very peaceful environment for a reflective and meaningful break. There are white sands and turquoise waters just a 20 minute drive away or you can borrow our community bicycle to get around.
The work is varied and may include cooking, cleaning, gardening, office work, decorating etc. and there are often building projects that you can 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 join us for a volunteering visit.
You will have 2 free days per week which is an ideal time to travel and explore this beautiful island, or just relax in the tranquillity of Sa Roca and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the centre. The centre is in a remote location with no public transport, however, there are many places to hires bicycles, cars 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 30 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.