Short-term volunteering

The Happy Farms of Upper and Lower Hamlets all have 1 month long volunteering positions available. 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 200 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.

For those who identify as men and couples (male couples and mixed gender couples):

The Upper Hamlet farm welcomes volunteers during the months of  June, July and August. In Upper Hamlet we prioritize those who can commit for the whole three months of June, July and August.

Please email your letter to the following address to apply.

happyfarm@plumvillage.org

For those who identify as women and couples (female couples and mixed gender couples):

Positions are available in the Lower Hamlet farm for a period of one to two months in June, July and August Please email your letter to the following address to apply. The applicants should have attended at least one retreat in this tradition and have experience with a local Plum Village Sangha. We may prioritize applicants who already have an experience in gardening

Lower Hamlet Happy Farm: lowerhamlethappyfarm@plumvillage.org