Short-term volunteering

The Happy Farms of Upper and Lower Hamlet all have volunteering positions available for the summer of 2024. For the duration of the volunteering you will be a Happy Farmer, working and practicing as part of the team and part of the Plum Village community. You find more information about how we work and practice here. We prioritize applicants who have attended at least one retreat in this tradition or have experience with a local Plum Village Sangha. Because the work can be physically demanding we ask that only those in good physical condition apply. Volunteering on the Happy Farm involves more working hours than a regular retreatant. The cost per month is approximately 250 Euros. You must camp and you must provide your own camping equipment such as tent and sleeping bags. Or you can stay in your own caravan or camper van.

Please apply with a letter of about your motivation to practice and farm along with a short CV to the relevant hamlet.

The Upper Hamlet Happy Farm welcomes short term volunteers regardless of gender, both individuals and couples. The Upper Hamlet Happy Farm will welcome volunteers during the months of  June, July, August, September, October and November 2024. In Upper Hamlet we prioritise those who can commit for a minimum of one whole  month. There will be specific arrival and departure days at the beginning and at the end of each month for our farm volunteers.

Please email your letter to the following address to apply.

For those who identify as women, those in a couple (female couples and mixed gender couples) and gender non conforming friends. Positions are available in the Lower Hamlet farm for a period of one to two months in May, June, July, August and September 2024. Please email your letter to the following address to apply. The applicants should have attended at least one retreat in-person in this tradition. We may prioritize applicants who already have an experience in gardening.

Lower Hamlet Happy Farm: