Support the Healing Castle

If you are interested in mindfulness, spirituality, yoga, and taking responsibility of your life, we would love to welcome you at the Healing Castle.

EVERYBODY needs to work on everything here. But, you can bring in your gift in any areas of the guesthouse - whether in the office, in marketing, in the kitchen, in the garden, on one of our castle construction sites, in guest hospitality, as a yoga instructor, etc. ... There are plenty of opportunities here.

Generally it's about hotel maintenance, renovating, building, carpentry, cleaning and gardening.

Volunteers will be given food, including breakfast and lunch, and are required to clean up after themselves. This is separate from the work related to maintaining the grounds of the castle, usually 5 to 6 hours a day, six days a week.

We want you to enjoy your stay here, but please remember that your stay is not just a holiday. Work needs to be done at the castle. Nevertheless, you will have enough free time to explore the nature and surrounding areas and cities!

At the end of the stay, you will get a certificate stating the successful accomplishment of the programm including all activites you were practising and got experienced in. You can use this certificate as a document of reference for your next activities / employment.

Rules:

- minimum stay is three months but you may ask for an a exception 

- no drugs, no medications whatsoever.

- no toplessness (male or female!)

- daily exercise/meditation from 6 - 7 am, common breakfast between 7 and 8am. 8am to 2pm: working time, at 2 pm, we meet again for a common lunch, afternoon is a free time (there is no common time for dinner - eat when you are hungry :-))


You share a dormitory and a bathroom with all the volunteers. We ask you to keep the dorm clean and tidy at ALL times.

We only provide vegetarian food. Meat is not allowed in our kitchen.

We’re located at a hidden and mysterious place right on a line of high energy (ley line). When it was built, almost 1000 years ago, our ancestors must have been aware of their connection to heaven and earth and of forces, that many contemporary fellows wouldn't have acknowledged.


Here it is not just about hard work. Your stay here will bring loads of benefits such as:

- self-growth

- flexibility of tasks 

- learning the theory and practice of the law of nature

- self-discipline

- working your way around cultural and linguistic problems

- meeting people from all over the world

- hatha yoga and meditation

- homemade cooking

- plenty of things to do on your spare time besides sitting on your computer

- social behaviour

- practical knowledge

- language learning


Are you open-minded, responsible and willing to try your best?
Then go ahead and apply.
As a part of your application please let us know more about yourself and share with us dates you want to voluneer at our place. Most importantly please write us why you want to join the Healing Castle.
 
We look forward to your message :)

We are looking for volunteers from end September / beginning October till the beginning of November 2016.
For next year, we are looking for volunteers from end March till end October 2017.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

  • 5:30am  Wake up
    • 6 to 7 am Yoga / Meditation / Meditative Walk
    • 7 to 8 am Common breakfast
    • 8 am to 2 pm Working time
    • 2 pm Common lunch
    • Afternoon: free time to relax, enjoy the beautiful nature and the healing atmosphere of this place
    • Dinner: there is no common dinner, come and prepare the meal whenever it works for you

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
short message and introduction of yourself
Other Skills
In general it's about renovating, building, carpentry and gardening. But, you can bring in your gift in any areas of Healingcastle - whether in the office, in marketing, in the kitchen, in the garden.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 14:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Germany? Volunteer World directly connects you with Healing Castle Schochwitz

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Free-time activities

In your free time, you can continue with yoga, meditation, self-development, therapy. You can rest in the beautiful castle garden and park or walk around the picturesque nature around the Schochwitz village.

Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Accommodation

You share a dormitory and a bathroom with all the volunteers. We ask you to keep the dorm clean and tidy at ALL times.


Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Food is provided. We only serve vegetarian food. Meat is not allowed in our kitchen.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site

Get ready to volunteer in Germany

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Germany. Please check the visa regulations for Germany.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Germany.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Halle (LEJ) in Leipzig-Halle. We assist you to find cheap flights to Germany.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Germany provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Germany you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Germany.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Germany upfront.
Schloss Schochwitz, Schlossplatz 1, 06198 Schochwitz, Germany