People make Tara IKRC

Being a volunteer

Meditate in Derby

Join us for a volunteering visit at Tara International Kadampa Retreat Centre overlooking the beautiful Derbyshire dales. What we have to offer is varied and provides a perfect opportunity to experience the warm and friendly Buddhist way of life first hand.

Derby Meditation Class

Enjoy the tranquil environment, perfect for meditation, contemplation and a break away. Jobs during a volunteer visit can include cooking, gardening, decorating, maintenance, cleaning and helping with our household department.

Derby meditation class

As a volunteer, you are welcome to join any of the evening or weekend meditation classes. You are also welcome to join us for daily chanted prayers and meditation classes. There are many ways to relax including enjoying the grounds, visiting Derby city and exploring beautiful local walks

We also have different projects that you could get involved in at various times throughout the year. If you have particular skills we would love to know. Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a volunteering visit.

Get in touch

For further information on voluntering or to book in a working visit please contact reception on