“Everything we now enjoy has been provided the kindness of other living beings, past or present.” – Modern Buddhism/Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
From the teachers to the person who greets newcomers to those who set up the offerings, shrines and chairs, each class, meditation, website, newsletter and social media is completely dependent upon the dedication of members of our Sangha (spiritual community) who share their time and personal experience as spiritual friends.
The New Kadampa Tradition is supported by the Sangha volunteers at each center and all the regional celebrations and all national and international festivals.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer. You don’t need a special skill or experience. We have many volunteer opportunities which can be undertaken by anyone without training. If you do have a special skill, please let us know, as this would be a wonderful way to benefit the Dharma community.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time will it take?
It can take as little or as much time as you have. Each minute and every hour of volunteering counts. As simple as taking the trash out, dusting to spend a few hours deep cleaning, organizing or helping with filing.
What kinds of volunteer opportunities are there?
Our volunteer needs range from greeting people for our classes, assisting the teacher, playing the music at each session, helping in our bookstore, Community Bulletin Board campaigns, filing and cleaning, to other specific skills such as bookkeeping, graphic design, newsletters, website updates or event planning. To find out more about the different opportunities, please contact us.
Immediate needs are for biweekly cleaning, changing shrine offerings (monthly and weekly), and the fall retreat event planning.
How do I get started?
To get started, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are interested in and your availability.