Supporting the monastery as a volunteer


General details:

From time to time we're offering the possibility to support the monastery and live and work here as a volunteer. The Shaolin Temple Europe in Otterberg is a Buddhist monastery where martial arts such as Kung Fu, Qi Gong, Tai Ji and Buddhist teachings are made possible for many people.

We are now looking for two volunteer kitchen assistants who can support our cook in shifts.

Your tasks:
- Support our chef cook in preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner for the monastery residents and retreat visitors

We wish for:
- people who enjoy cooking and to prepare with the team a meal up to 80 people
- Distinct service and quality awareness
- Flexibility, creativity, commitment
- Enjoy communicating with a wide range of people
- Ability to work in a team and to lead a team with the aim of having food on the table at set times
- Experience with vegetarian cuisine
- English speaking (each other language plus is welcome)

We offer you:
an unusual workplace in the middle of nature, the cooperation with Abbot, Shaolin Masters, novices and volunteers who support our monastery and Shaolin Temple Europe with their work out of conviction, the challenge and opportunity to cook for people from all over the world, unusual working and leisure time the possibility to participate in retreats and trainings, an environment, far from commercialism, where you can grow as a human being.

Please send to

·      Your application
·      Testimonials
·      Curriculum vitae
·      Earliest entry date
·      Your salary expectations
What are the next steps if your documents meet with a positive response?

·      An invitation to a team meeting of 30 min
·      And, if you and we have enjoyed it, an invitation to spend 2 weeks cooking a sample at our monastery