Work retreatant – 2 months

Work retreat – 2 months

This season we are looking for work retreatants to help out either as a household assistant or as a kitchen assistant  for a period of between 6 – 8 weeks

Working here is a practice of service, of silence, caring for 20 to 80 visitors on retreat each week, living and working alongside other staff and full time residents.

Work retreatants will work 5 hours per day, 6 days a week with 1 day off a week.  There are staff/team meditation periods morning and evening which you are encouraged to attend and you will meet with a teacher/facilitator to discuss your time and practice here. There maybe the opportunity to participate in some (not all) of Le Moulin retreats and events. 

If you are considering taking this post you should have previous retreat experience, at Le Moulin or elsewhere. Work retreatants commitment typically runs from middle of April until September or October but differs each year depending on our schedule.

Below are descriptions of different volunteer positions and availability:

KITCHEN ASSISTANT

It is important to have had cooking experience beforehand and to enjoy preparing food, cooking and keeping the kitchen clean.

Being able to speak basic french would also be very helpful

This job will include the following

  • Assisting the kitchen chef with lunch and dinner preparation
  • Breakfast preparation and put out
  • Washing up
  • Keeping the kitchen clean
  • Compiling a shopping list
  • Collecting bread from our local boulangerie
  • Going shopping
  • Cooking for the staff

Availability for Kitchen assistant – Dates for 2018

Option 1 – Middle of April until the End of May
– Not available
Option 2 – End of May until middle of July
– Not available  
Option 3 – Middle of July until end of August
 – Not available  
Option 4 – Month of September
– Not available 

If you are interested in the above available positions, please fill out the 2 Month Work Retreat application form below.

HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT

For this volunteer position, you need to enjoy cleaning and looking after the household. Below are some details about what to expect. If you speak English, it is useful to have some basic french, and visa versa.This job will include the following:

Up keep and cleaning of all communal areas, (bedrooms, dinning room, bathrooms, meditation hall / yurt etc).
Laundry.
Explaining job description to retreatants.
Preparing rooms during retreat change over.
Being available to help out in the kitchen and/or garden when necessary.
Assisting the general manager when needed.

Availability for household assistant  – Dates for 2018

Option 1 – Middle of April until the End of May
Option 2 – End of May until middle of July – Not available 
Option 3 – Middle of July until end of August – Not available 
Option 4 – Month of September

If you are interested in the above available positions, please fill out the 2 month Work Retreat application form below.