Working Community

When coming as a volunteer during Ängsbacka’s course season, you are welcomed into a working community of around 20 people. Daily life is relaxed and social, with plenty of opportunities to learn from each other. You will have the chance to experience living in an environment where presence, authenticity, kindness & service are part of the core values.

You are here not only to serve your own personal development, but also the development of the participants who join our courses throughout the year. Service to the course participants means giving the gift of providing a safe, clean and nourishing environment, within which they can relax and let their process unfold.

As a volunteer you commit to:

    • 5 hours of working meditation, 5 days per week (so 25 hours in total)
    • Daily morning meeting
    • Sharing 2 times per week
    • 30 minutes of community cleaning once per week
    • 2 hours of community hours per week

The volunteer experience is supported by a weekly program of activities. This can be dance, yoga, singing, meditation, reading groups, movie nights, and a whole variety of practices that provide daily opportunities for exploring ways of meeting oneself in an authentic and meaningful way. The program put together by the community, so you are most welcome to bring your ideas & gifts and to share your enthusiasm in your area of interest!


During your stay at Ängsbacka, we invite you to explore the mindset of service. Not as a concept, but rather as a way of living. Service to your fellow community members, to course participants, to the planet and all its inhabitants, and to yourself.

We believe that through selfless service, through connecting back to our deep need to contribute to the world, we grow in compassion and joy.

Working meditation

Working Meditation is our shared daily practice of service and togetherness. We encourage everyone to use their working hours as active explorations of the present moment. Everything that comes to our minds and bodies is welcomed into the moment. We support each other to remain light-hearted and connected.

Ideally, the time spent in work is happy and fulfilling, regardless of the task. The realisation to be discovered is that the enjoyment of the task comes from within ourselves, not from the nature of the task.


Sharing is at the heart of Ängsbacka, and supports everybody here. It is considered a sacred space for speaking and listening from our hearts. It invites you to be seen in your truth and to see others in theirs, without judgement, advice or fixing.

One person shares, while the others sit in silence paying attention to the person sharing. Everyone in the group will have the same amount of time available to them, and everything that is said or done stays in the group. We do not bring it up again outside of sharing.

Sharing is an essential and honored practice at Ängsbacka, and we welcome you to this special space with the sensitivity and open-heartedness that is at its core.

Working teams


Our meals, prepared with love by our volunteers and chefs, is a combination of vegetarian, raw or vegan diet depending on the season, with many of the products organically produced.

As a kitchen volunteer, you have the opportunity to work alongside professional chefs and learn about healthy, nutritious and organic food. Working in the ‘heart of the house’ you learn how we support our international and open-hearted guests from a space of loving service.

Our kitchen currently has a food waste saving project so if you’re interested in that, please mention it in your application.


As a housekeeping volunteer, you learn how it is to clean, beautify and care for our rooms and buildings, and provide a foundational space for the guests to relax into on their personal journey.

Are you feeling that this is the right experience for you? Then please fill in the application form and we will happily get back to you as soon as possible!


Every now and then we recruit assistants to support our workleaders in the booking, festival, marketing and volunteer offices. Please check our vacancies page to see if any is available at the moment.

With questions, please contact Volunteer Office through the contact page.