WORKING ON STAFF

Saturday 22 July - Saturday 19 August 2017

Those, working with us in the summer, set the tone and are the heartbeat of the camp. The fun, love, cooperation and harmony that we share becomes contagious to all.

To help as a volunteer during Camp means to take care about 150-300 guests: to help with cooking, cleaning and serving, to help with the dish-washing facilities, to tend to toilets and washing facilities, to take care of the children and in general to look after the running of all that is necessary to keep the camp and the programs running.

Working full time as a member of the staff

As a staff member you have a time consuming and responsible job. It gives you the chance to dive intensively into the work process of the camp, and to be involved in co-creating your staff job in a constructive way. As a staff member you will, eventually together with other people, take over a certain working area and coordinate it.


The following guidelines apply for working full-time in the staff:

• Staff workers work full-time, about 6 hours a day (this can vary and depends on the kind of job). As a general rule staff members should stay at least for 2 weeks in the camp.

• The regularity of the work in the camp has a strong priority. In other words: The Camp and its program should not be completely new to you, and/or the camp program is not the most important thing for you. Of course there might be some free time left to participate in the seminars, but the job is more important and will take much of your time and your energy. As a staff member you will have more responsibility than if you participate in the work study program.

• Our working week starts Sunday morning and ends Saturday evening. The first general Staff Meeting will take place on Saturday evening 19:00 (7:00 pm) in the lower workshop tent, immediately after dinner. Because most jobs start early on Sunday morning, it's important that staff members arrive on Saturday to get installed in the camp before work starts on Sunday! This is absolutely essential for a smooth workflow of all full staff workers in the camp.
 
• Depending on your work area, there will be further work meetings with the person who is responsible for your work area. You will be informed about where and when at the general Staff Meeting on Saturday at 19:00. Please show up to register in the secretariat as soon as you are there!

• All full-time staff-workers get a free day each week, which has to be taken in that same week. (Children´s crew have free on Sunday)

• Full staff workers who bring their children have to pay the regular price for them, except when there have made special arrangements with us in advance.

• As staff members we will meet each other regularly, to share our experiences, to coordinate the different areas, to support each other energetically. Working in the staff can be an intense mode of being on a spiritual path, in which we have the chance to serve in something great like the camp, or to bring real existent situations and spiritual ideals of Sufism together in our work.

 

To be part of the work camp, on staff during Camp and for the work study program you have to apply in advance! Please don’t come without our prior approval, and send us your applications AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, especially if you want to help in the work camp. You 'll find the application form here on our web site, and if you have more questions, please contact us: staff@zenithinstitute.com

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