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 24€ at full rate or 13,50€ at reduced rate. Accomodation and meals are refundable upon request and as proof of payment.
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. During your stay, you can borrow a box containing Buddhist books and a MP3 player containing guided meditations.
Accomodation and meals
All meals are vegetarian (it is possible to book for vegan and/or 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or+33 6 56 68 18 15
A health passport is required to participate in the volunteering stay. The health passport includes a complete vaccination schedule. Or a negative test (PCR or antigenic) to be renew (according to the period of volunteering at the CMK).
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