YOGA MELA – 1 month Festival volunteering
starting June 12 – July 10
We warmly welcome you to our Yoga Mela Festival Volunteer Program. It is for all those interested in being co-creators of Yoga Mela. Volunteers may start the one-month program for a minimum of 2 weeks before the festival. Many of our volunteers return year after year to participate in this joyful Seva experience, in union with the Divinya community. There are many possibilities in which volunteers can engage – before, during and after the festival. Our volunteers are part of our community team and we all enjoy and partake in the festival celebration, which starts a few weeks before the actual Yoga Mela. During the festival, the volunteers have apart from their duties also the possibility to attend the programs such as concerts, yoga sessions and workshops as part of their engagements. Food and a tent accommodation are provided to all volunteers.
Areas of engagement:
Collectively, we keep Divinya as a space of living meditation and maintain the flow and function of the celebration. Many opportunities are available. You have the possibility to pick your preferred working area when you fill out the application form. We will certainly try to match our practical needs with your experience, energy and passion. We appreciate that all volunteers will have the motivation to engage what is needed in the moment.
A few highlights in the volunteering activities
Apart from regular support in the kitchen, dining area and maintenance of the common spaces, we have some special areas of engagement. If volunteers feel drawn to these areas and bring some experience and skills along, please let us know in advance. It will help us to make the best out of your Yoga Mela contribution.
Highly appreciated and longed for by the youngsters is the Children Festival at Yoga Mela. We offer a natural playground where children meet and enjoy various activities and the possibility to just be a child. Some of the artists used to spontaneously offer their time with the kids – creating magical and memorable moments for all ages. The volunteers take turns in facilitating the children festival during regular classes and workshops and are encouraged to share their joy and creativity.
Construction and Site Preparation
The weeks before Yoga Mela will be highly engaged in setting up and in the preparation of the different venues of the Festival. Also, the accommodation tents will be prepared. Handyman, electric, plumbing and carpentry skills are appreciated before, during and after Yoga Mela.
People gifted with a calm and friendly approach are welcome in the different food venues. Serving customers at the till, preparing warm beverages and juices, maintaining the cleanliness of the space are important component in these areas.
Beautifying and decorating the venues and public spaces of Divinya before and during Yoga Mela.
Welcoming and registering participants. Providing information when needed.
Taking photos/videos and edit (to be used later for promotion purposes). Only people with experience will be considered.
Sound & Light
Joining the team of sound and light engineers with the responsibility that all the sound and light equipment functions in all the venues. Assisting the workshop leaders and musicians with their technical needs. Only people with experience will be considered.
This is the perfect place to get lost and discover a better version of yourself. Having the opportunity to live in the community, feeling one of them from the first minute, its one of the best experiences I had in many years.I was supposed to be there and help prepare for the incoming festival, so I was expecting tons of work, and I really get what I was waiting for. But the physical work it's just a tinny part of the experience...I am really grateful for all the teachings that we received, and the acceptance of all the community. I highly recommend Divinya to everyone.
I was attending a festival, it was an experience of a lifetime. So many kind people to meet, and experiences to gain. If you are open to the flow of life, and letting go of old ideas, this place is really something unique. The people, the artist who performed, the place and the food, was a gift, and i am grateful to have been a part of it. Thank you from my heart.
I can’t express how much I enjoyed my experience here. I was fortunate to volunteer during the festival and it was amazing. The place is breathtaking, the food is delicious, the teachings are invaluable, but the best thing above all is the people; the people who live here and the people who visit made it the best experience of them all. I would highly recommend it to anyone drawn to the description of what this place is.
There is a special place in my heart where I treasure the experience I had to live in Divinya.I stayed 1 month, truly a time of growth and connecting heart to heart to people, getting to know more about my inner self and learning to surrender to life. This is a place where I will go back again and again, so powerful and enriching it was to live with full acceptance and unconditional love! Thank you million times! Grateful forever!
Thank you all for your openness, kindness and showing how life can be in a community! I met so many beautiful people and had meaningful and inspiring conversations. I felt that this is a life changing place.