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Summer of loving service 2020

Would you like to experience our summer festivals at a deeper level, feeling the satisfaction of contribution and the belonging of a team?

Being a volunteer at an Ängsbacka festival gives you the opportunity to actively explore how you can bring presence and joy into work, grow as an individual, and take part of community with the purpose to serve something bigger than itself. And on top of that – when not working, having the full festival program available for you!

Warmly welcome to join this heart-opening experience!

Festival camps

In order to prepare before, and wrap up after each festival, volunteers come a few days before the festival actually starts and leave one or two days after it finishes. We call this whole period (before, during & after the festival) a “camp”.

You can choose to come for one or several festival camps. The more camps you are here for, the more discount you receive. Two camps give 20% discount, three camps give 30% discount, and so on.

We highly recommend that you come for a longer period of time – not only so that we can have a stable volunteer team, but also so that you can have an immersive and transformative Ängsbacka experience.

PRE-CAMP: 8th – 15th of June
MIDSUMMER: 15th – 21st of June
SEXSIBILITY: 21st – 29th of June
NO MIND: 1st – 12th of July
YOGA: 14th – 24th of July
TANTRA: 25th of July – 3rd of August
DANCE: 3rd – 10th of August
CONSCIOUS PARENTING: 11th – 17th of August
POST-CAMP: 19th – 29th of August

FULL SUMMER CAMP

8th of June – 18th of August
6900 SEK (60% discount on all camps)

As a full summer volunteer you will arrive before the festivals start, and be part of the core volunteer group of around 100 people.

On the way you will gain experience that will be of great support to your team during the summer.

When joining this event you will be here for the entire summer journey, and experience Ängsbacka in several different contexts: the family vibes of Midsummer, No Mind and Conscious Parenting, exploring sexuality and relationship during Sexsibility and Tantra, grounded practice during Yoga, and letting the body free during the Dance festival!

Most likely you will bring some deep insights and newfound friendships with you when the time comes to leave Ängsbacka.

First half of summer

8th of June – 12th of July
3900 SEK

You will be part of the setting up during Precamp, and then be part of the energy rising during Midsummer, Sexsibility and No Mind festival camps.

Second half of summer

14th of July – 17th of August
4900 SEK

You will be joining when the energy is already fully alive, and jump right into the mix, starting with Yoga camp, then moving into Tantra, Dance, and ending with Conscious Parenting camp.

AS A SUMMER FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER

  • You will explore what it’s like to bring presence and joy into ordinary work.
  • You will arrive a few days before the festival begins and you will leave one or two days after the festival has ended – or stay on for the next festival

    (You agree to arrive and depart on the designated dates for the camps you are attending, to support the flow of the organisation.)

  • You are invited to attend all of what the festival offers, outside of your working commitments.

YOU AGREE TO

  • Contribute with five hours of working meditation per day, except on your days off.

    You will have one day off per week, unless you are a ‘full summer’ or ‘half summer’ volunteer. In this case you will have 2 days off per week.

  • Join the practice of sharing every day, except on your day(s) off.
  • Attend morning meetings every camp morning, 09:00-09:40.

YOU RECEIVE

  • A discount on the festival ticket in exchange for your contribution to the work.
  • Three vegetarian meals each day. You can sign up for vegan and gluten free alternatives.
  • A camping spot for your tent. If you stay for two festival camps or more you will receive a bed in one of our shared dormitory rooms or tents.

Service

While 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 staff/volunteers, to course and festival participants, 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 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

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 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.

The volunteer experience

ALCOHOL-FREE & DRUG-FREE

Ängsbacka is best experienced in full presence and therefore we are a completely alcohol- and drug free environment. If you are found under the influence, or if you bring drugs or alcohol to Ängsbacka, we will ask you to leave immediately.

OUR SUPPORTIVE STRUCTURE

As a volunteer you are fully responsible for your own health and wellbeing during your stay. During our summer festivals we do, however, offer support from professional nurses, coaches, and therapists if there is an immediate need.

We encourage you to participate fully and devote yourself to the daily program and the exploration of how the tools offered in meetings, workshops and sharing can be of support for you.

YOUR TEAM

You will meet your team at the welcome meeting at the beginning of every festival camp. From this point your team coordinator is your first contact for everything concerning your volunteer experience, working tasks, times etc. If your coordinator can’t help you, the Volunteer Office will support you.

ACCOMMODATION

Depending on how long you are here for, we offer different types of accommodation. When given accommodation by Ängsbacka, you will sleep in a bunk bed in a shared space with others. The longer you choose to stay at Ängsbacka, the more choices you will have. Bring your own (warm) sleeping gear!
We encourage you to bring your own tent! There’s a big camping area at Ängsbacka.

WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING

You are most welcome to join the festival program outside of your work meditation hours. Leading up to the festival, there are activities & workshops for the volunteers to connect and set the tone for the festival.

Ängsbacka is a very social environment, and it might have an overstimulating effect. Remember to take time for yourself during your days off and to have some time away from all activities. Some great options are for instance taking a walk in the forest or a swim in the lake.

Teams

During the summer Ängsbacka is a busy place, therefore we have a big variaty of different working groups that can be joined as a summer volunteer.

BAKING – BREAKFAST – CAFE – CHILD CARE – DECORATION – DISHES – GARDEN – HOUSEKEEPING – CHILDREN’S VILLAGE – KITCHEN – KITCHEN EVENING CLEANING – MAINTENANCE – MEDIA TEAM – RECEPTION – SALAD & SERVING – SITE & SAFETY – SOUND & LIGHT – VOLUNTEER HEALING CIRCLE

You have the possibility to pick your preferred team when you fill in the application form. Please keep in mind that this does not mean with 100% certainty that you are actually going to work there. We do our best to synchronise our practical needs with your energy, passion and experience. We ask you to remain flexible and be prepared to occasionally help out in other teams.

SPECIAL ROLES & ASSISTANTS

Those of you with a great love of organisation & details, and who wish to stay for the full summer, can apply for roles assisting in different offices, or a specific ‘special role’.

 

  • VOLUNTEER OFFICE ASSISTANT
  • CAFE MANAGER ASSISTANT
  • FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT OFFICE
  • BOOKING OFFICE ASSISTANT
  • MARKETING ASSISTANT
  • KITCHEN MANAGER ASSISTANT
  • FIKA, TEA & COFFEE
  • STORAGES & DELIVERIES

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS REQUIRING PROFESSIONAL TRADE SKILLS

We have a few volunteering positions that require a professional background to be able to occupy them. 

 

  • EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
  • MEDICAL SUPPORT
  • WELLBEING COORDINATOR

OTHER SPECIAL ROLES

  • BREAD BAKING ASSISTANT
  • KARMA STORE
  • TRANSPORT