May - Nov


As a volunteer you are helping us to physically build the community which is amazing, and we appreciate your help and input. So, if we have work and room available, you can volunteer for 2 weeks through WorkAway or independently.  You will receive free accommodation, use of the facilities and vegetarian meals in exchange for 25h work a week. If you have a particular skill set and we are working on a project that has set times scales, then we may be able to offer some paid work set at the local Bulgarian rates.  

We also accept part time volunteers your accommodation will be free in exchange for 12.5 h work a week and you will contribute to community meals at the same rate as residents.

If you have had so much fun that you wish to stay beyond the initial 2 weeks, then the residents will agree as a community to either offer an extended volunteers’ placement (depending on work available and skills) or alternatively you may be invited to join the community as a resident or a community guest. Please read the community food and facilities to see what else is part of being a volunteer.  

Community Guest/Guest Coach 

As a community guest you are playing a vital role in financially supporting our ability to expand a vibrant, welcoming, nomad friendly space, so thank you for considering us. As someone who wishes to stay with us as part of the community for more than one month without the commitment of volunteering. This is a great option for long term and returning guests who are happy to help out but have other work or leisure commitments. Our freelance coaches, friends and family and experience retreat guests can also stay as Community Guests for retreats or shorter visits. 

Community daily tasks take around 30min – 1h per person and include helping with cooking, gardening, maintenance and looking after the animals. If you have a creative skill you might help us with artwork or social media. Its a vibrant and international group and we often have volunteers staying with us as part of the community.

So you are up for the adventure of community life? Well its lots of fun but not for everyone if you are hands on person who loves to travel and experience other ways of like its a great way to test the concept of community living. We offer a further 20% off of the advertised rates Pricing – RisingSoul (risingsoulretreat.com) and meals are at the community rate for whenever you eat here. Please see community food and accommodation Local Produced Food – RisingSoul (risingsoulretreat.com) for further info and email info@risingsoulretreat.com to book your space.

As a community guest freelance coach you will have the option to join classes and retreats at discounted rates or a drop in pass. You can even hire the facilities to run your own retreats, online classes and on-site classes. Timetables and schedules should be proposed in advance to the resident who takes the lead on retreats. (a further document explaining the procedure and prices will be made available) We can also pay you as a guest coach to come and teach classes or retreats if you wish to stay with us in the community during those times retreat guest rates will form part of your salary by agreement.  

As a community we often go on hikes and other adventures here are some shots of the Rila Lakes expedition a group of us set off on last November.

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