Short Term Volunteer

what does a short term volunteer do?

Le Moulin receives short term volunteers to help during our busy season for a period of between 2 – 4 weeks. We are looking for people who enjoy living and working in community , respect the contemplative atmosphere and silent periods, have an ongoing meditation practice, and would like to serve others.

Volunteer jobs

We ask that you work 5hrs a day with 1 day off a week. We need people in good health and able to do any of the above, regardless of preferences.

There are staff/team meditation periods morning and evening which you are encouraged to attend. You will meet with a teacher/facilitator to discuss your time and practice here. During free time you may participate in some of the retreats and events we offer. Accommodation is either in shared rooms if available, or in tents which we provide. All visitors including volunteers pay €10 to join the Moulin de Chaves Association which is necessary for our insurance.

To apply, fill out the short term volunteer form. We will reply regarding dates and availability. If you have never been to the Moulin before, please only apply for a two week period. Previous visitors may apply for up to 4 weeks.

Work is in the following areas:


assisting the cooks, chopping and preparing vegetables, washing up and cleaning the kitchen area.


cleaning and preparing bedrooms, bathrooms, dining hall meditation hall etc.


painting, repairs, light carpentry etc.


looking after the grounds, weeding, sweeping paths, watering plants.

Application forms

Once you have read all the relevant information fill out a Volunteer Application Form and send either on line or by post to the address below.

For online application for volunteer positions during 2017:

 Volunteer application form

To print and return by mail:

Volunteer application form in PDF format

Le Moulin
Le Maine
24640 Cubjac

Tel: +33 (0) 553 05 97 46
Mobile: +33 (0)6 80 95 33 90

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