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Yoga & Dance Easter Festival Volunteer

April 7 – April 14, 2020

 

Yoga & Dance Easter is the first festival of the Ängsbacka season. The festival offers a rich variety of yoga, dance, meditation, music and inspiring and nurturing workshops.

Here you have the opportunity to try something new or different. It is also a place to connect with like minded people.

“Let us welcome the light and the change of the seasons together – in sacredness and ceremony.”

Read more about the festival!

Would you like to be part of a team that creates an amazing experience for the festival participants, and at the same time explore how we can have fun, grow as individuals and create community work with the purpose to serve something bigger than ourselves?

We invite you to come and serve as a volunteer in one of our teams! You are warmly welcome to join this heart-opening, and possibly life-changing experience!

You are welcome to join the volunteer camp from the April 7 to April 14, 2020.

Price: 2150 SEK

 

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 TEAM

You will meet your team after the first morning meeting. From this point onwards, the team coordinator is your first contact for everything concerning your volunteer experience – like working tasks, times etc. If your coordinator can’t help you, the Volunteer Office is open every day. We have several teams that are in need of volunteers during the festival.

Breakfast (6am-11am)

Prepares the delicious breakfast for everyone on site and takes care of the cleanup afterwards. Their shift starts early but allows more time off during the day. Kitchen experience is beneficial.

Café

Setting up the space, serving customers at the till, preparing coffees & hot drinks, taking care of the dishes and the cleanup after the shift. Due to the high volume of orders, ideally you enjoy high tempo and a lot of social stimuli.

Childcare

Requirements: Professional or Ängsbacka experience

Takes care of the children of workshop leaders, musicians and staff during the festival. Only people with experience in childcare will be considered for this sensitive role. You may work alone with one child.

Dishes

Takes care of the dishes produced by cooking and serving. They ensure a smooth flow and cleanliness of the dishing area and are responsible for some of the cleaning at the end of the day and also for recycling.

Housekeeping

Takes care of the spaces of Ängsbacka; cleaning, beautifying and decorating the workshop rooms, participant rooms, bathroom, and toilets. Also washes, folds, and irons the laundry.

Kitchen

Prepares vegetarian & vegan lunches and dinners, supporting the chef with chopping, peeling, stirring, and does parts of the cleaning at the end of the day, including taking out the compost. Those with kitchen experience will have priority!

Media

(Photography & Videography)

Limited spaces! Only people with experience will be considered. Subject to a personal interview with our marketing work leader. We also want you to have Ängsbacka experience. 

Take photos and videos to be used later for promotion purposes. Edit photos. Help the marketing department with whatever is needed (making signs, laminate etc.).

Reception & Booking

Ängsbacka experience, cashier experience, comfortable with computers, independent, responsible and service minded.

In this role you serve mainly in the reception, providing essential information to participants & volunteers regarding their stay, Ängsbacka events, Membership, bookings/payments for the healing circle, lost & found and more. The work tasks also cover other simple office work and cleaning of the area when needed.

Site and Safety

Making sure that the buildings are heated and that there is plenty of wood in store. They all take care of moving/handling furniture, beds, tables etc. During the festival they ensure our safety (mainly fire safety) and are the first point of contact if something happens. Volunteers in this team are preferably handy and independent.

Sound and Light

Takes the responsibility that all the sound and light equipment functions in all the workshop spaces. They assist the workshop leaders and musicians with their musical needs. Only people with experience will be considered!

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 support that team. We do our best to synchronize our practical needs with your preference. We ask you to remain flexible and be prepared to occasionally help out in other teams to support the bigger picture.

COME AS A COORDINATOR

Do you wish to develop your leadership skills in a supportive environment? Are you social and have a natural ability to connect people to each other? Do you have previous volunteer experience at Ängsbacka? If so, coordinating a team may be the right thing for you!

As a coordinator you are the source of information and structure for your team. You create the team feeling. You make the schedule, plan the work and cooperate with other team coordinators to create optimal flow and support for the festival. It’s a key position for the success of the festival and it’s vital that you can maintain your connection to presence in most or all situations. You are grounded, confident, fair and honest, and you have insight in the overall philosophy of Ängsbacka and what working meditation is about. As a coordinator you pay half the volunteer price.

In this role you can build a dynamic team, support a good atmosphere and be a big part in creating an amazing festival!

Responsibility areas include:

♦  Making the schedule.

♦  Gathering the team for sharing.

♦  Daily check-ins with your team.

♦  Being the source of support and information for your team.

♦  Attend coordinator meetings.

All coordinators arrives one day early!

Dates: April 6-14
Price: 1075 SEK

Additional Information

Money

For cash withdrawals, there is an ATM at the grocery store in Molkom (Coop Konsum)  about 1.5 km from Ängsbacka. They also offer cashback service on purchases done with a Swedish bank card.

Shopping

Extra food items, toiletries and other everyday items can be found in Coop Molkom grocery store. Some items can be bought in the Ängsbacka reception or shop.

Café

The café at Ängsbacka is a popular hang-out space for our volunteers. You can buy yummy cakes, drinks, sweets, coffee or ice cream. The cafe does not accept cash.

Tea & Coffee

We provide everybody in the working community with free tea and coffee, from morning until evening.

Sauna

We have a large, newly renovated, wood-fire sauna where you have the possibility to relax in the company of new and old friends.

Facebook

There is a Facebook group for Ängsbacka Volunteers , Welcome to join.

WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING

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

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS FREE

Ängsbacka is best experienced in full presence and therefore we are 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.

What you need to bring

♦ Your own sheet, pillow case, duvet cover, shower towel and  sauna towel.

If you’re a sensitive sleeper, please bring earplugs and/or face mask.

Accommodation

You will be sleeping in a bunk bed in a shared dormitory together with 4 to 12 other volunteers of mixed genders. If you would like to be accommodated with people of your own gender, please let us know in your application. We can not guarantee that you will get to sleep in a same-sex dormitory.

Ängsbacka provides a pillow and duvet

Some volunteers will be sleeping in a nearby center for education, local business and culture, called Graninge. It is situated a 10-15 minutes walk, or 5 minutes with a bike, from Ängsbacka.

Graninge is a great option for you who want a more quiet sleeping space, with calmer energy than that of the festival area at Ängsbacka. Those sleeping at Graninge will have the option to borrow a bicycle to go back and forth.

AS A SUMMER FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER

  • You will explore what it’s like to bring presence and joy into ordinary work.
  • You will arrive two days before the festival begins and you will leave one day after the festival has ended.
  • You are invited to attend all of what the festival offers, outside of your working commitments.

YOU AGREE TO

  • Contributing with five hours of working meditation per day, except on your day off.
  • Joining the practice of sharing every day, except on your day off.

 

  • Come to 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 bunk bed in one of our shared dormitories.

APPLICATION PROCESS

FILL IN YOUR APPLICATION 

Your application plays a very important role within the structure and functioning of Ängsbacka. This is where you let us know of who you are, what you like, your preferred team,and many other things. 

We are seeking clear and concise information to be able to welcome you into our shared experience in the best possible way. 

PAYMENT

After we accept your application you will receive a link to register yourself and pay. Please pay the full amount within 14 days to secure your place.

Your spot in a team will not be confirmed until after we have received your full payment. Some teams are more popular than others, and first priority is given to those who have completed their payments.

WELCOME LETTER

A welcome letter with more detailed information about the volunteer camp is sent out to all volunteers about one week before the start of the festival.