Summer of loving service 2022

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

We want to provide you with all the necessary information needed in order to complete our application form. It includes a detailed overview of the camps, prices, teams, special roles, and accommodation options that are available for you.

Warmly welcome to join this heart-opening experience!

Summer camps

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

You can choose to come for one or several Summer Camps. The more camps you are here for, the bigger discount you receive. Two camps give 20% discount on both camps and three camps give 30% discount. These discounts are already taken into account in the combo camp prices.

We highly recommend that you choose ‘Promoted Camp’ or ‘Combo Camp’, so that you can have an immersive and transformative Ängsbacka experience. The camp periods, including arrival and departure dates, make up an essential supporting structure for the successful running of the Conscious Camping weeks.

We ask you to respect this by planning your travels according to the camp dates. It is not possible to come late or leave early.

PRE-CAMP: June 16 – 28 (1200 SEK)
NO MIND CAMP: June 29 – July 10 (3500 SEK)
YOGA CAMP: July 12 – 22 (3050 SEK)
TANTRA CAMP: July 23 – August 1 (3500 SEK)
SEXSIBILITY CAMP: August 6 – 15 (3000 SEK)
POST-CAMP: August 16 – 27 (1100 SEK)

NO MIND & YOGA CAMP: June 29 – July 22 (5250 SEK)
NO MIND, YOGA & TANTRA CAMP: June 29 – August 1 (7035 SEK)
TANTRA & SEXSIBILITY CAMP: July 23 -August 15 (5200 SEK)

FULL SUMMER CAMP

Extra Full Summer Camp (June 16 – August 27) – 7200 SEK
Pre-Camp + Post-Camp for free!

Full Summer Camp (June 16 – August 15) – 7200 SEK 
Pre-Camp for free!

You will arrive before the Camping week starts, and be part of the core volunteer group. During your journey, you will gain experience that will be of great support to your team. When joining this event you will be here for the entire summer journey and experience Ängsbacka in several different contexts: the celebration, family vibes, grounded yoga practise as well as exploring sexuality and relationship during Tantra and Sexsibility!

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

The closing down of our summer season is a beautiful & nourishing time to harvest summer learnings, celebrate for the wonder created and gain closure on your summer journey as we turn our land back to how we found it in June.

Therefore this year we have decided to offer a Extra Full Summer Camp, which includes the Pre-Camp & Post-Camp period. This means you will be on site for two weeks before our first event starts and two weeks after our last event finishes, with the people you have worked & connected with over the previous 3 months.

This is to provide those who chose to be in service this summer at Ängsbacka, with a well-rounded experience from start to finish and to offer a warm send-off that mirrors the same soft transitioning you landed within June. We understand some may not be able to commit for the whole period and therefore wanted to offer a shorter option, which would be our Full Summer Camp, from June 16 – August 15. However, this ticket does not include Post-Camp but will be the same price as the Extra Full Summer Camp.

When you choose A Promoted Camp Ticket you will have two days off per week instead of one.

Come as a volunteer

There are many important aspects about being a summer volunteer at Ängsbacka, and we would like you to be well-informed before making your application. Please click the button below for the full information about volunteering at Ängsbacka, and the application form.

AS A SUMMER VOLUNTEER

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

    (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 the offered activities, outside of your working commitments.

YOU AGREE TO

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

     

    You will normally have one day off per week. If you are a ‘full summer’ volunteer, 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 Conscious Camping week 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 camps or more you will receive a bed in one of our shared dormitory rooms or tents.

Service

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

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.

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

Ängsbacka is a busy place during the summer and our Camping weeks need the support of many different teams to run smoothly:

BAKING – BREAKFAST – CAFE – DECORATION – DISHES – EVENING CLEAN – HOSTS – HOUSEKEEPING – KITCHEN – RECEPTION – RECYCLING – SITE & SAFETY – VOLUNTEER HEALING CIRCLE & SERVING – MEDIA & PRODUCTION – SOUND & LIGHT

You have the possibility to specify your preferred team or special role when filling in the application form. Please keep in mind that this does not mean with 100% certainty that you will be allocated that team. 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

The roles below demand that you can work independently and are ready to do more than 5 hours occasionally.

BOOKING OFFICE ASSISTANT – FESTIVAL OFFICE ASSISTANT – KITCHEN MANAGER ASSISTANT – CAFE MANAGER ASSISTANT – HOUSEKEEPING WORKLEADER ASSISTANT – IT WORKLEADER ASSISTANT – STORAGES & DELIVERIES – MARKETING ASSISTANT – FIKA, TEA, COFFEE – WORKSHOPS SPECIAL REQUESTS – TRANSPORT – SHOPKEEPER – MEDICAL SUPPORT – WELLBEING COORDINATOR

Read more about the teams and different roles

 

Team Coordinators

Have you volunteered in Ängsbacka before and are you ready to expand your leadership skills? Then you can also apply to be a team coordinator and attend our leadership training at the beginning of the summer!

Come as a volunteer

There are many important aspects about being a summer volunteer at Ängsbacka, and we would like you to be well-informed before making your application. Please click the button below for the full information about volunteering at Ängsbacka, and the application form.