Join us for a week or more to experience the Shambhala teachings, life at a retreat center, and help us with the set up or take down of our seasonal tent village! You’ll enjoy working outdoors in our mountain meadows and wooded hillsides, practicing meditation, participating in some of our renowned programs, and making new friends.
In exchange for your service, Shambhala Mountain Center provides dorm or tent housing, meals, access to meditation instruction, classes, and community activities. You will also earn $100 in program credits each, week which can be used at SMC for up to two years. Weekends are usually free time unless the work schedule is affected by weather.
It is preferable to participate for several weeks or for the entire program. Minimum of one week commitment required. Arrival and departure days are on Sundays. Please plan to arrive and depart on these days only. Please note that it is possible to transition into a summer volunteer position from this program!
While we have a lot of fun, please be aware that the Center is located high in the Rocky Mountains (about 8,000’), and the work can be physical and rigorous. Please consider this before applying.
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience life at Shambhala Mountain Center! The work involves setting up our tent villages for staff and guest summer housing and three large tents used for dining and program space. The work is physical, more →