Voluntary Kitchen Manager

An opportunity for a volunteer to look after our monastery kitchen will become available around July 2024, ideally for a commitment of 6 to 12 months. Applicants need to be male, fluent in English, comfortably familiar with Theravada Buddhist practice, and feel confident with vegetarian cooking.
Someone taking up this voluntary role would join in the monastic routine (which includes keeping the 8 precepts and partaking of the 2 daily meals) and have the opportunity to participate in retreats and daily meditations. They would be accommodated in a single room. Responsibilities focus on daily organisation of cooking activities and food storage. Applicants need to have skill in relating to people as the kitchen is the first point of contact for many visitors, and a general awareness of health and safety and food hygiene issues​ (further food hygiene training will be given.)

If you are interested, please contact us for an initial meeting via email at
or by phone on
+44 (0)1661 881 612

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