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Volunteering

Dru Volunteering

The Dru Centre is one of the largest retreat centres for yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda in the United Kingdom.

We have been teaching skills for positive health and wellbeing for more than 40 years.

 

 



Through our work, thousands of people live more empowered lives and it is because of our volunteers that we have been able to touch so many people globally. 
 

Our volunteers are at the heart of who we are at Dru...

As a social enterprise, we really care about creating a better world though our health, wellbeing, peace and not-for-profit initiatives and it’s been through working together as a team that we have been able to create lasting positive changes.

The volunteers in our team come from all walks of life and from all over the world. Their creativity and care transforms all that we do and offer out to the world. For the yoga enthusiast, volunteering is a way of taking yoga off the mat and into everyday life (karma yoga). Over many years we've discovered that working together as a team for a greater purpose can add a huge amount of meaning to life. 

You can volunteer with us in various ways: 

  • At our Dru International Training Centre - as a member of karma week, as a short-term volunteer or as a long term volunteer or even as part of our Dru Internship program (2 weeks to 2 months) in the fabulous mountains of Snowdonia.
  • At our other Dru Centres - as we're an international organisation we have centres throughout UK, Europe and Australasia. Check out our local centres and consider volunteering locally.
  • From home as a volunteer - we know many of you would love to come to spend weeks with us at our Dru Centre - but sometimes it's simply not possible with other commitments. Volunteering from home is a great way to feel like you're giving back - without even stepping out your front door!


The Dru International Training Centre at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge
 

A short term volunteer at the lodge

Kinoe volunteering at the lodge 

Short term Volunteering 
Visit for a day or more and discover the magic of Dru behind the scenes and what it’s like to be a volunteer at a health and wellbeing yoga training centre.

This is a great way to get to know the Dru team, extend your skills, do something worthwhile and have a taste of what it’s like to be part of a not-for-profit organisation. 

Volunteering at the Dru Centre is both rewarding and lots of fun and you'll meet lots of amazing people like yourself who want to make a fulfilling contribution to the world. Plus its a great way to get to know the Dru team, extend your skills and get a taste of what it’s like to be part of a not for profit yoga and training organisation

If you would like to stay overnight in our B&B facilities, your accommodation and daily food will be reduced from our regular guest rates to just £10 a night. 
 

 

There are a variety of fulfilling volunteer opportunities including:

Volunteer cooking at the Dru centre

Vegetarian cooking at the lodge

  • Course support & reception area
  • Vegetarian cooking
  • Gardening, cleaning and handy-person jobs
  • Administration & event bookings
  • Sales and shop assistance
  • Web sites: updating pages, social media content creation
  • Marketing: PR, copy writing 
  • Media: Video editing, graphics, photography 

You don’t need experience but we will try to match your skills if you would like to work in a particular area of interest, or you can just offer your services and they will be channeled where they are needed most on the day. 



 

Karma Yoga weeks

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga week 

Something magical happens when people with a shared vision come together to work as a team. There is nothing like that feeling of fulfilment when you join with others to strive for a common purpose.
Several times a year we run Karma Yoga weeks at the lodge where you can play a part in improving the workings of our main Dru Centre. 
Some of the most routine jobs can be so much fun when they are done together. And they are even more enriching when you also come together to share food, have fun and even do a little yoga or meditation. Karma Yoga weeks are also a great way to make new friends that can support you in living a more healthy and positive life.

Karma yoga = service = contribution = teamwork = being part of a community
 
 

 

volunteering with Dru doing filming picture

Develop skills with a Dru internship

Long term volunteering


Want to dive even deeper into Dru and discover what it’s like to be part of a yoga community and training centre? Why not consider being a long term volunteer. You can visit your local Dru centre each week for 1 or more days, working with a dedicated team or you can stay on with us in Snowdonia for 2 weeks - 2 months. You'll have the experience of a lifetime and develop yourself both personally and professionally. This is a unique live-in programme of karma yoga (volunteering), bhakti exploration and community living open to people 18 years or over.
 
 

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As a long term volunteer, you'll become an important member of the Dru Team. You will have the opportunity to:
 
  • Learn new skills in a variety of areas
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales 
  • Enjoy the company and support of like-minded people 
  • Enhance your practices of Dru Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda 
  • Enjoy music, chanting, classes, talks and films on a range of spiritual and health topics 
  • Receive discounted room and board for the duration of internship 

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Volunteering at one of our other centres 


We have Dru centres around the UK, in Europe and the Australia.  Each centre has different volunteering opportunities. You can even volunteer at local Dru events and workshops. Do contact your local centre directly to find out how you can become involved.  

Volunteering for Dru at home picture

Be a Dru volunteer from home

Volunteering from home


Even if you can’t make it to one of our main Dru centres you can contribute to Dru’s work by doing some volunteering from home. 


There are a number of areas to choose from:

  • website updating
  • editing/proofreading 
  • article/blog writing
  • database assistance
  • administration/typing 
  • online research 
  • PR and marketing

Other opportunities are:

  • social media – facebook, twitter, Instagram,  
  • video or audio editing
  • Dru online shop product listing
  • graphics  
  • transcribing
  • World Peace Flame/peace education pack ambassadors
  • PA buddy/mentor program – travel bookings, birthday card writing & helpful follow ups for our Dru teachers
     

Want to know more or volunteer with us?

Contact our volunteers department or your local Dru Centre for more info.


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