Volunteer at MERU

MERU is in search of new volunteers to join our team.

MERU stands for Maharishi European Research University, and it is here where Maharishi lived for the last 18 years of his life. It is located in the heart of the Meinweg National park, surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.

Today, MERU is the international headquarters of the Transcendental Meditation organisation and an ideal place to grow and enjoy deeper experiences of consciousness.

Our Community welcomes anyone practising Transcendental Meditation that would like to volunteer and also enjoy the benefits of this holistic place.

Dive deep into the knowledge

We organise various programmes for volunteers to deepen their knowledge and integrate the experience of meditation into their daily life.

Knowledge Meetings, including watching and discussing the Maharishi tapes are held every week. We also often invite guests who used to be close to Maharishi and can enliven his memory to the new generation of meditators.

We have group meditations at least once a week and offer communal access to flying halls as well as premises where you can practice Maharishi Yoga Asanas.

Fortunately, even during the pandemic, MERU still offers Advanced Techniques courses and checkings of the TM-Sidhi program every 2–3 months. Checking of the Advanced Techniques and TM are also available.

As a volunteer, you can join our celebrations in Maharishi’s House and get a 50 % discount on online courses offered by MERU.

It is a fantastic and unique place where you can spend your time turning inwards and discovering more about your inner-self.

What we offer

Besides all the benefits mentioned above, MERU also takes care of your comfort. We offer accommodation that includes your own room in a shared house, freshly prepared organic vegetarian meals, and access to a variety of food products.

A volunteer can choose between receiving a monthly stipend of 230 euro or 270 euro credits (+50 euro cash). The credits can then be used for the Advanced Techniques, courses, or special Maharishi Ayurveda treatments. Depending on how long you stay there are many other benefits.

The departments, you can apply for, mostly consist of working in Dining Services, such as veggie cutting, dishwashing, and dining halls. However, at a certain time of the year, there is also a need for help in Garden and Hospitality. MERU has recently opened cleaning positions for volunteers.

We appreciate the flexibility and give the opportunity to volunteers to try out different areas and find which is the best fit for them.

Volunteers at MERU work 6 days a week, 4-6 hours per day with an hour lunch break. Apart from work, there are also other activities.

If you feel inspired after reading this and think that you would be glad to come and contribute to the MERU community, please feel free to reach out to us by filling out the form below.


Current openings

Please see below the current positions that are possible to undertake at MERU: