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Voluntary service in the House of Stillness

Thank you for your curiosity and your interest in volunteering at the House of Stillness!
You have time, you want to contribute to a good cause, and you are interested in a stay abroad? If you also want to live in a Christian community, the House of Stillness could be the right place for you.

How you can get involved

There is a wide field of service activities in the House of Stillness: cleaning, gardening, working on the computer, preparing the liturgy, etc.

On the one hand, you can choose activities you like to do. Tell us your skills and vocations and we will try to give you the chance to use them.

On the other hand, we also expect your willingness to overcome your “weaker self” when it comes to activities you don’t like so much. This will help you to learn new skills and to broaden your horizon.

What we expect from you

Flexibility, independence a sense of responsibility, and the courage to try new and unexpected situations. Openmindedness toward a simple lifestyle, time for the community, and a certain psychological and physical strength would be advantageous. Your activities in the House of Stillness are voluntary. You have to contract your own health and social insurance.

We offer you what we offer all our guests

  • opportunity to live and work with us
  • community with like-minded people
  • a simple lifestyle
  • room and board
  • accommodation in a single room
  • common mealtimes
  • conjoined celebration of the liturgy
  • possibility of community free-time activities (get-togethers, excursions, etc.)


From at least one month to six months, where you work 20 hours per week with us. If you chose to stay longer, we can arrange an adequate allowance.
If you are interested now, we should get to know each other.
You can visit us for a few days without commitment to see if it’s the right place for you.


Maria Grentner: maria.grentner@haus-der-stille.at