Jobs & Volunteering




The working retreat program at Casa Saraswati is an OPPORTUNITY for you to deepen your meditation practice and integrate it into daily life, and at the same time you will be gaining new skills and contributing to the upkeep, the well being and the retreat atmosphere of our centre.

REQUIREMENTS: To take part in this program you must have previous experience in gardening work and/or building maintenance. You must also be physically fit and feel comfortable within a calm and silent environment. The applicant must have either the aspiration to establish a daily practice of meditation, OR already have an established meditation practice.

SCHEDULE: The work retreat schedule consists of a 30/45min guided morning meditation group practice plus six hours of physical work, 5 days a week. The work itself will involve:
  • Taking care of the vegetable garden
  • Helping with maintenance and construction projects
  • Making jams and other preserves
  • Recycling and composting
During the weekends we encourage you to dedicate at least one day to your own personal retreat.

Additionally you will have the SUPPORT of our staff throughout your stay to clarify aspects of meditation and integration. These meetings must be scheduled one day in advance.

PLANNING: In the working retreat program you must plan to stay with us for a minimum of one month. The first two weeks will be a trial period after which we will review your stay and decide
whether it is appropriate to continue or not. Provided both parties agree, your stay may be prolonged to 2 months or 3 months.

Retreatants must be flexible, being able to work in whichever area they are most needed. To work mindfully and independently can be very challenging at times if you are not ready for it, so please review your motivation before applying.

Please write to us at if you are interested and would like further information. This is the only email address that we use for volunteering enquiries, so please do not use our other email addresses for this purpose.


OFFER: Part time Administrator - bilingual  Spanish / English 

2 days / week; 10:00 to 14:00, on a self employed basis (Autónomo), paid per hour.

Trial period of 1 month and minimum commitment of 1 year

Organisation: Asociación Teatro del Corazón

Reports to Director

Work Context

Teatro del Corazón is a non-profit organisation (Asociación) offering workshops, performances and week retreats in the field of Performing arts and mindfulness. The work of Teatro del corazón expands in different countries around Europe. Our association is based at “Casa Saraswati Retreat Centre” (La Orotava). Casa Saraswati is an accredited organic farm that sometimes offers hire of its premises. The staff here is dedicated to cultivate mindfulness in the way we communicate, interact with each other and work as a team.

Work Purpose

Is to take care of the administration of Teatro del Corazón and of Casa Saraswati retreat centre hire, working as personal assistant to the director. The administrator is also to help in the smooth running of the office.

Some of the skills needed are

Responsible person with admin. experience (filling, responding to emails, data entry, transcribing audios, good typing skills)

Fluent English and Spanish essential (written & spoken)

Computer literate (Mac operating system)

Basic knowledge of design programs such as photoshop and Ilustrator  

Knowledge of use of social medias

Interest in mindfulness practice and performing Arts.

To receive the full job description and specifications contact: 

Keywords: volunteer, retreat, centre, meditation, tenerife, spain

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