Alfoxton Park needs you! Gift us with your building, gardening, technological and cooking skills, and learn some new ones, working alongside our friendly team and joining us for community events. We have work retreats and short & long term volunteering opportunities.

The transformation of this historic place into a thriving land-based, Buddhist retreat centre will take a few years, and hosting volunteers is a significant part of that process. 

Some of our volunteers come for a few hours each week, others have been with us since we first arrived. We also host work retreats to complete specific projects - so keep an eye on our Retreats & Events page.

All of our volunteers become temporary community members, and are invited to join our meditations and regular programme of activities, including dharma discussion, pujas, mindful communication, film night, music-making and dancing, and walks in the surrounding forest and moorland. 

We particularly welcome members of the Triratna community, and those with the following skills:

We ask that people considering volunteering for a long period come for a short period first. 

Interested? Contact us via Workaway or click the link below to email us and tell us a little about yourself and what you want to do. 

Travel, Accommodation, Food


The nearest railway stations are Bridgewater and Taunton, around 1h45 mins from London. 

Our postcode is TA5 1SG but doesn't work exactly in the satnav. Use grid reference 51.165187, -3.220080 . 


We ask that you bring a tent or live-in vehicle. If this is not possible we may be able to provide accommodation. Toilets, showers and a sauna are available. 


Delicious vegan meals will be provided throughout your stay

Our 'What 3 words' are: marsh.admiringly.muted


Alfoxton House is a charity and works on the principle of 'dana' or 'gift' economy. Read more about Dana here. Our suggested donation is £50 per week.