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Summer of loving service 2020

We would like to thank all the volunteers that came to support us in service of our Conscious Camping weeks. What we created this summer has had a huge impact on many people’s lives and we all played an invaluable part in this. Many intended but did not have the possibility to come to Ängsbacka this summer, our deepest gratitude for you as well. We long to welcome all of you back soon!

Ängsbacka remains open and we will keep nourishing that spirit as we move into the autumn with many offers from new and seasoned Ängsbacka profiles

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
  • CAMPING 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

Come as a volunteer

The summer of 2020 has come to an end.
Once we open up for volunteer applications for the summer of 2021, you can apply again through this website.