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WORK EXCHANGE

Work Exchange is an opportunity for you to get involved in the community and support the festival by offering your skills and time.

  • Roles are offered in exchange for a discounted entry to the festival (between 25% – 100%).
  • Opportunities range from:
                   – Roles that require specialist skills, such as sound technicians / doctors / electricians
                   – Roles that require no prior skills or qualifications such as security / set up / kitchen.
  • Work exchange is typically of a longer duration than Karma Yoga / Seva which is a shorter routine task that everyone does. 
  • There are limited work exchange opportunities, so please apply soon
  • Tasks and discounts differ for each working area and may require arriving earlier or leaving later
  • Participation in some EYF workshops / White Tantric Yoga are likely to be restricted
 

Before applying, please read each work exchange description carefully and apply to the area of interest, including any questions you may have

Follow these steps when applying:

  1. Scroll down this page and see conditions and opportunities for each area.
  2. Apply for the work exchange using the application form below.
  3. If approved, recruiting manager will determine your hours/tasks/arrival date and provide an agreement.
  4. If you do not get approved for your desired role, other options will be offered to you.
  5. Register and pay for the festival within a week of approval. 
  6. Your refund will be processed after the festival (minus booking fees)

Financial Assistance Process

At EYF, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy our festival, regardless of financial circumstances. That’s why we offer a Financial Assistance Program to help those who wish to join us but may need some help with the costs.

How It Works

You can receive a discount on your entry ticket to EYF by contributing your time and effort towards serving the festival community. Typically, our work exchange requires attendees to purchase their tickets in advance; however, we provide financial assistance to those who need support upfront.

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

You are eligible for financial assistance if you meet the following criteria:

Need-Based Assistance: You require financial support to afford the festival ticket.
Commitment to Contribute: You are willing and able to dedicate a specified number of hours to help with festival tasks.

Application Process

To apply for financial assistance, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete the Work Exchange Application Form. Provide details about yourself and explain why you are seeking financial assistance.

Step 2: Upon submission, your application will be reviewed in confidence by our team.

Step 3: If approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing details about your discounted ticket, any initial payment required, and the expectations for your work exchange contribution during the festival.

Step 4: Your initial payment will refunded after the festival (minus any booking fees)

Languages Needed: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

Desirable Skills: Patience, administration skills, service attitude, welcoming

Description of Work: You will be the festival oracle, the source of all knowledge. People will come to you with questions about all things to do with the festival – locations, programme, seva, lost property etc. You will need to be a good communicator, patient, organised, and ready to serve with a smile. Languages will be beneficial. A great role for interacting with people.

Hours:  Arrival – 1st Aug 2024, 2 days before festival start and working throughout the festival in shifts.

To Apply: please click here.

Desirable Skills: Competent European Driver, service attitude, polite, welcoming, physical strength, punctual.

Description of Work: Drive shuttle buses to and from stations & potentially airports, drive luggage buses, load and offload bags & equipment

Arrival: 1 day before the festival starts, working full days at start and end as well as limited shifts throughout the week 

To Apply: please click here

Desirable Skills: Physically strong, hard worker, able to work in high temperatures.

Description of Work: You will fill the bellies of the festival. This key role requires strong, flexible, committed yogis, who can work in a team and enjoy the buzz of a thriving kitchen. 

There are 25% or 50% percent of discount and you work one or two shifts accordingly. Shifts last approximately 2 hours.

You will be able to participate in White Tantric Yoga but you have to work in some of the breaks.

Besides your daily shift, we will have meetings every morning for team building and discussing practical issues.

Arrival: 2 days before the festival starts, and be able to stay for the final inventory on the last day. 

Click here to apply, only if:

  • you are able to lift heavy pots,
  • you can bear working in high temperatures,
  • you can arrive before midday, 2 days before the Festival
  • you can assist the inventory in the last day
  • you are willing to participate in daily meetings

Languages Needed: German, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Chinese and other European languages considered.

Desirable Skills:  Experience in working with toddlers is preferable, however not essential. Being a parent counts as experience. Main thing is your love for the children and toddlers, your willingness to be with them, play with them and be a reliable and sound carer.

Description of Work:
You will have the honour and privilege to witness the miracle of our youngest participants, the closest to godliness that we have at the festival. Tasks include playing, serving food, clearing away, changing nappies, tidying up toys and space, being attuned to the children’s needs.

We are unable to accept Work Exchange from parents who will have their own toddlers present at the Festival.

We can offer Full Time Work Exchange or Part time Work Exchange

Full Time (working daily 8.30am-4.30pm and 8.30am-1.30pm on Peace Prayer Day) benefits:

  • 100% discounted entry to the festival
  • 1 day of White Tantric Yoga
  • late workshop every day (after 4 pm)
  • 1 Full workshop on Peace Prayer Day

Part Time (working daily 8.30 am-11am apart from Peace Prayer Day, helping Set-up and Take-down) benefits:

  • 50% discounted entry to the festival
  • 3 days of tantra
  • daily workshops

* If you have games/toys/books in various languages you’d like to donate, toddlers camp as well as children camp would be glad to receive it.

Arrival: before midday 2 days before the Festival starts, and the whole last day to breakdown the toddlers camp.

To Apply: please click here

Languages Needed: German, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Chinese and other European languages considered.

Desirable Skills:  Experience in working with children is essential. ie. in a working environment or as a parent. Main thing is your love for the children, your willingness to be with them, play with them and be a reliable and sound carer.

Description of Work:
You will have the honour and privilege to work with our brightest minds, to share their best and worst moments and see them as the same. Tasks include playing, serving food, clearing away, dispute management, tidying up toys and space, being attuned to the children’s needs.

We can offer Full Time Work Exchange or Part time Work Exchange

Full Time (working daily 8.30am-4.30pm and 8.30am-1.30pm on Peace Prayer Day) benefits:

  • 100% discounted entry to the festival
  • 1 day of White Tantric Yoga
  • late workshop every day (after 4 pm)
  • 1 Full workshop on Peace Prayer Day

Part Time (working daily 8.30 am-11am apart from Peace Prayer Day, helping Set-up and Take-down) benefits:

  • 50% discounted entry to the festival
  • 3 days of tantra
  • daily workshops

* If you have games/toys/books in various languages you’d like to donate, children camp would be glad to receive them.

Arrival: before midday 2 days before the Festival starts, and the whole last day to breakdown the childrens camp.

To Apply: please click here

Language Needed: fluent English required, additional language helpful.

Desirable Skills: Experience in working with teenagers, caring and service orientated, committed to support, protect and uplift. Must be able to arrive 2 days before the Festival starts.

Work description:
We, the staff of the Teens’ Camp, are responsible for setting up the Camp in such a way that it serves the teens, the parents and the festival as a whole.

Our ambition is to make the Teens’ Camp a place where the teenagers can experience themselves, their creativity and their communication from different perspectives supported by the group energy, the natural environment, yogic practice and wisdom.

This requires a strong commitment and reliability to guarantee the smooth running of our programme. We set up the structure and the schedule in the team together before the official beginning of the festival. According to the amount of work exchange chosen, everyone is personally responsible to stick to the agreement made beforehand. In return every member of the staff gets free space to enjoy the festival on his/her own. The participation in White Tantric Yoga is guaranteed for one day, and possibly two days work depending.

Every morning we will meet before 8 A.M for a group meditation and breakfast, together at the Teens’ Camp.

The Teens’ Camp closes in the evening of Peace Prayer Day (last day of the Festival), all the equipment needs to be taken care of and properly stored for next year’s Festival. It is planned to have a final get together after the All Camp Dinner for reflection and a meditation to close.

Arrival: To work in Teens’ camp, it is necessary to arrive 2 days before the Festival at 5 P.M. for our first meeting (which takes place at the Teens’ Camp).

To Apply: please click here.

Languages Needed: English

Desirable Skills: organised, committed, handy, artsy, physically strong 

Description of Work: We build the festival from start to finish, everything from unpacking containers to building tents, then break it all down again ready for another year. Its varied work, physical, creative but requires endurance. A high spirited team that work together to achieve the impossible.

Arrival: 7 days before the festival starts leave 3 days after. You will get to enjoy the whole festival uninterrupted.

To Apply click here

Languages Needed: You must be able to communicate in English. Any other language will also be helpful.

Desirable Skills: You do not need to be an engineer, nor even a handyman. You do need to be ready to serve and be happy to help. If you possess an additional technical skill, such as electrician, carpenter or plumber, the maintenance team is definitely the place for you.

Description of Work: The Maintenance team works in the background of the Festival and helps keep everything running smoothly. We assist the different camps with technical issues, we provide support and manpower, we solve problems, we build and repair stuff. We are available and ready, and we make sure no disruptions endanger the seamless experience of the participants.

To Apply click here

Languages needed: required English, additional languages are desirable such especially French and German

Desirable skills: No previous security experience is necessary, training will be provided. We ask that you are enthusiastic, positive, reliable, punctual, flexible, considerate, courteous and work harmoniously with others.

Description of work: The primary duties of the Security Team are to staff the camp entrance, co-ordinate the flow of traffic (both pedestrians and vehicles) in and out of the camp, patrol the entire camp, maintain order in the parking areas, support the safeguarding of electronic devices and provide rapid assistance in the event of an emergency. As member of the Security team your contribution is key to holding the space for a peaceful and joyous camp experience for all.

Security team members will be expected to rotate among the different posts. This is the only team that operates 24 hours, which gives you a great opportunity to complete your exchange hours while no camp activities are taking place. You may be positioned at the Front Gate, car park entrance or walking around the camp patrolling the Bazaar and camping areas. We are the first people who participants see as they arrive on-site and are highly visible in camp while on shift; the priority is to be welcoming, knowledgeable, and competent. You must be able to give clear instructions and hold boundaries regarding parking, badge display, mobile phone storage and other security concerns. Members who are accepted and register for the team must be willing to wear the security vests and operate a radio during their shifts.

Submission of this application indicates that you agree to your allocated work hours at the festival, attend necessary training and briefing, adhere to safety and safeguarding policies, comply with ALL camp rules and regulations and are willing and able to uphold them.

To Apply, click here 

Languages Needed: All languages are welcome, French is highly desirable to deal with local medics / pharmacy if required. 

Desirable Skills: knowledge of medical first aid or medical assistance

Description of Work: We are looking for doctors to support the nursing team and more particularly a doctor from any country, ideally able to write prescriptions in France (and in French).

Arrival: 1 day before the festival starts

To Apply, click here

Languages Needed: All languages of the misl groups required (Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, English for the International groups).

Desirable Skills: This job is for experienced yoga teachers who have attended the Yoga Festival before and have participated in a misl group and in seva / karma yoga. Misl leaders should be friendly, positive and have an inspiring attitude towards seva / karma yoga. They should be flexible and have good organisational skills. They will work closely with people who are new to seva and will need to be able to inspire, support and guide participants new and old.

Description of work: 
– Every Morning from 10:00 -11.15 am you will lead your misl (organised by language and seva / karma yoga)
– Provide support to the team of participants.
– Create a family atmosphere within the misl,
– Share important information from the Festival management
– Coordinate the seva / karma yoga tasks.
– Take part in the misl leaders group meeting 

Arrival: Misl leaders need to arrive at the festival 2 days earlier for a general orientation and meeting (4 pm) with all the misl leaders.

To Apply please click here

Languages Needed: English

Desirable Skills: Having attended to Gurdwara before, basic knowledge of Gurdwara protocol and/or Sikh Dharma

Description of Work:

Gurdwara is the sacred space holding the Siri Guru Granth Sahib at the European Yoga Festival. We need committed sevadars who are willing to support with various tasks in relation to the Gurdwara: set-up before the festival, take down after the festival, running the morning Gurdwara program, helping with cleaning tasks, helping with basic information about the Gurdwara, sound / video, making prasad, Akhand Paath etc.

Requirements for application: Having previous experience attending or serving at any Gurdwara. All work exchange positions MUST arrive by Wednesday July 31st evening, which means in 2024 you must be ready to work by Thursday morning (August 1st), and be present for take-down on August 11th and 12th (full days).

You have to be willing to work full days (regarding of discount percentage) during set-up days and take-down days.

Arrival: 2 days prior to the start of the festival. and leave one day after the end. 

To Apply: please click here

Entertainment team consists of Sound, Light and Cameras Teams

Languages Needed: English

 

Desirable Skills: Ideally professionals, Sound engineers, Camera persons, Directors, Video technicians, Designers, Events producers, Light professionals

 

Description of Work: You will be the team that lights up, presents, creates and displays all the stages, venues and sound systems at the festival. You will make the teachings alive, beautiful and audible for the community. Working in various teams you will work across the festival in shift patterns and will often have the best seat in the house in working with the teachers and presenters in preparing the stages and sessions. 

 

Arrival: 3 days before the festival

 

To Apply click here

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