Volunteering visit

5  It is possible to participate in the operation of KMC France as a volunteer. It is a gratifying way of helping others, contributing to the functioning and development of this place dedicated to the discovery and practice of Kadampa Buddhism.

It is also an opportunity to share the life of the community and to meet people from all over France and around the world, united in the same wish of benefiting others.

It is possible to help in different areas such as cooking, gardening, cleaning, maintenance work etc. All talents are welcome.

Accomodation and meals

If you come from far and need to be fed and hosted on site, you can specify this when filling out the form.

In accordance with French legislation, no financial or in-kind benefits can be allocated to volunteers. We are not allowed to offer meals or accomodation free of charge.
Expenses incurred by the volunteer during his or her volunteeractivity (meals and accommodation) will be refunded by the Association under request. These costs can be covered by the Association only as volunteers of CMK France. Daily accomodation for dormitory and meals is 28€ at full rate or 20€ at reduced rate. Accomodation and meals are refundable upon request and as proof of payment.


Spiritual activities

Almost everyday, you can attend teachings or chanted prayers. All chanted prayers and evening teachings sessions are free from charge. A contribution of 8€ (reduced rate 5€) is suggested for the others teaching sessions.

Accomodation and meals

All meals are vegetarian (it is possible to book for gluten free meals) and accomodation is in dormitories of 4 to 10 people (men and women are separated).
Please bring a sleeping bag, a towel and work clothes.

Important information

Smoking is not permitted in the entire property (even electronic cigarettes) except for a place next to the parking lot. Since the KMC is a Buddhist center, it is not possible to drink alcohol or use drugs anywhere on the property. In order to encourage a meditation atmosphere, it is also required not to play a musical instrument or listen to music (except with headphones).


Information and booking: benevolat@kadampafrance.org or+33 6 56 68 18 15

Closed for the Volunteering visit:

  • from 28 August (noon) to 5 September (2pm) 2023
  • from 4 October 2023 at 2pm to 16 October 2023 at 9am
  • from 29 November 2023 at 9 am to 5 December 2023 at 2 pm
  • from 22 December 2023 at 9am to 27 December 2023 at 9am
  • from 28 March 2024 at 5pm to 11 April 2024 at 9am
  • from 21 May 2024 at 9am to 13 June 2024 at 9am
  • from 24 July 2024 at 9am to 12 August 2024 at 9am

To apply, please fill in the form by clicking below:

« I do not necessarily come here for a spiritual purpose, I love working with my hands. Yet when I work here, it’s like a retreat. It allows me to reflect on life and ways in which I can give. » – Joël, staying on a working visit