Do you want to gain hands-on experiences and skills, contribute to a more sustainable way of living and be part of the solution? We invite you to join in the many volunteering opportunities at Karuna Bhavan.

We need help with developing our Eco-Farm: growing more food for the purpose of local resilience, preparing vegetables, cultivating fruit orchards, landscaping, planting and attending to the flowers, planting hedgerows, logging, and garland making if you are so inclined. Please click here for more information on Krishna Eco-Farm and click here for more information on WWOOFing/Organic Gardening opportunities.

We also have a rolling calendar of festivals and events and require assistance in pre-event and event organising as well as in take-down. 

If you would like to contribute in a particular way, we would be happy to discuss the same with you. To volunteer with your time, skills, equipment or advice please request an application by emailing to krishnaecofarm@gmail.com or contact Stephen by phone at 07958 312439

Longer-term Volunteering

After the positive feedback we received from a news story in the summer edition of Positive News, where a returning WWOOFer highlighted the experiences of young WWOOFers/volunteers contributing to Karuna Bhavan whilst picking up work/life experience critical to enhancing their employability in current difficult times of scarce opportunities. Read the full story here. We are currently seeking longer-term volunteers who would like to donate their time on an expenses only basis in the four main areas:

Site Maintenance, Building and Landscaping

Karuna Bhavan is gearing up to launch the second phase of building very soon and toward achieving the same along with maintaining the site, we seek longer-term volunteers who are willing and able to commit a minimum period of 6 months. Having the necessary skills is preferred but is not essential, what is required is a keen attitude toward physical work and the ability to work in a team and be flexible with tasks. Married couples and families are also welcome.

Organic Gardening/Horticulture

We are currently looking for a longer-term volunteer willing and able to commit a minimum of 6 months with a 1 month probationary period. The person should ideally have some knowledge and training in horticulture/organic gardening/permaculture/bio-dynamic gardening and would like to further develop their knowledge base and skill-set by taking greater responsibility of the vegetable garden with the aim to make it self-sufficient for all kitchen needs. The ‘food grower’ would be working alongside Bhakti, the head gardener.


We are looking for longer-term volunteers, not necessarily residing at Karuna Bhavan to help present the vision of Karuna Bhavan to different audiences. We are currently seeking volunteers with skills in graphic design, videography, website maintenance including mailing list maintenance and copy writing. There might be occasional travel to Karuna Bhavan, Scotland involved.

ISKCON Scotland, Karuna Bhavan, Bankhouse Road, Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML11 0HQ 

Registered Charity No. SC001127

General Enquiries: info@iskconscotland.org

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