Samma Karuna's community & volunteering program
Samma Karuna is a School of Awakening & Healing and mindful community based in Thailand for people who wish to learn to live a happier, more fulfilled life based on self-development, acceptance and celebration.
What are the requirements to be a volunteer?
Our school is a project for a better world. A world more open hearted, loving and peaceful. We believe that if we want to see positive change in the world, we have to BE the change that we want to see.
So we actively work on ourselves, developing compassion and empathy for ourselves and our fellow human beings. We learn to bring our light and energy to the community, to help to open people's hearts, to transmute suffering in to long lasting happiness.
Our community program is designed for people that have worked on themselves for a minimum of one year, and feel like taking the next step on their path by helping others. You will bring your positive energy and attitude to the school's students, whilst being part of our mindful community team that sustains the energy that heals and supports student’s growth.
If you are currently dealing with any emotional issues or addictions of any kind, we highly encourage you to first take the course as a student. You would still have the flexibility to volunteer at activities of your choice, but would receive the additional guidance and support to assist you with your healing.>
What benefits does volunteering offer?
- Being part of one of the most meaningful roles in our mission to bring harmony, peace and happiness to this Earth..
- Volunteers are entitled to participate in our Awakening & Healing program for free. Further information about this program is available by clicking here
- Open access to the campus installations.
- Opportunity to assist experienced teachers in their regular classes and workshops.
- Mindful daily practice as part of our work as meditation activities.
- Special discounts on workshops and 20% discount on our Yoga Teacher Training.
What type of volunteering is available?
We have two kinds of volunteers, community volunteers and community members.
In both cases you are expected to volunteer with us for a minimum of four weeks (the length of our program).
As a community volunteer you would volunteer 4 to 5 hs. a day and be expected to take at least 3 activities a day (one meditation, one yoga class and the awakening class at the end of the day).
As a community member you would volunteer 3 to 4 hs. a day and be expected to take at least 2 activities a day (one meditation or yoga class and the awakening class).
In addition, community members are expected to contribute to the school 2500 baht (about 60 euros) to cover some of the costs of access to the Awakening & Healing program.
Attention: This is a full commitment volunteering experience for budget travelers, who are strongly committed to work with themselves and assist others. You will be spending most of your day at the school (about 8 to 9 hrs. a day as a C.V and 6 to 7 as C.M), either working with yourself or helping at the school. If you would like more time for yourself during the day we highly recommend you attend as a regular student, where you can still volunteer in the activities and at times of your choice without restriction.
Can I volunteer more than 30 days?,
Yes, you can stay with us as long as you like. Some people repeat the course many times, to facilitate going deeper in their practice. Once your month of volunteering is finished you can still taking classes for free during 3 months time. You might also start your development as facilitator in active meditations or other activities once you finish your first course.
Is accommodation and food free?
No, Samma Karuna volunteering does not include accommodation or food.
You may book accommodation outside the school with the local Thai community or inside our campus at very affordable rates starting from 150 euros a month for a bed in 8 bed dorm with fan. .
What kind of community work is required as a community volunteer or community member?
Community work is divided into three areas, work done at the school, assisting the local Thai community, and work on environmental projects.
As examples we have programs to volunteer in Phangan Animal Care or the local organic farm, Gardening, working at the information point of the school, distributing flyers and assisting in classes..etc.
How do I apply to become a community member or community volunteer?
Just complete our community application form online by clicking Here