Volunteer Opportunities: Open to All

 

Volunteering is a way to give back to the entire community, to lean into the path of service as practice, to learn about leadership in Shambhala—all while supporting the vision of an uplifted and kind society.

We welcome you to volunteer in any of these areas on your own, join in with a group or team, or work with the Volunteer Coordinator to form a team.  We aspire to building teams, community, and camaraderie, but also welcome people who prefer to work on their own.

Interested in learning more? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Abbey Pleviak.

 

 

Kitchen Upkeep:   In this role, you’ll support everyone and all our activities by helping maintain a clean and comfortable kitchen space that is easy to work in and welcoming.  Time Commitment: 1 hour a week, rotating shifts

 

Linens Team: Help keep the Center linens fresh and ready for programs, celebrations, and everyday kitchen use.  Team is comprised of Linen Washers and Linen Folders.   Time Commitment: 2 hours every few weeks or so, rotating shifts

 

Hospitality Supplies Shopping:  In this role, you will keep track of and procure the delicious treats and teas for making generous offerings to our guests. Time Commitment: 2 hours every month or so

 

Center Housekeepers: The Housekeeping Team beautifully cares for the Center environment so that it uplifts all who enter it, supports their practice, and provides a gracious container for gathering and celebration. Tasks include vacuuming, dusting, and taking out trash and recycling. Time Commitment: 1 hour a week, preferably on Friday morning or afternoon, rotating shifts

 

Center Upkeep Projects:  The Center Upkeep Team manifests changes that beautify, uplift, and improve the functionality of the Center.  Time Commitment: time varies depending on project

 

Librarians: Librarians maintain the Center’s lending library by re-shelving books and processing new donations.  Time Commitment: 1 hour every few  weeks

 

Community Practice Hospitality Support: Practice Team Hospitality Helpers create beautiful food offerings for guest meditators and tidy up the tea dishes at the end of the practice session social time.  Time Commitment: 1 hour per practice session

 

Registration Team: Registrars welcome and orient program participants at the start of programs and classes.  They record attendance, take payments, and reconcile the registration spreadsheet.  Time Commitment: 1 hour per registration session

 

Member Mailings: Twice a year we send a mailing to our Members, thanking them for their monetary support and updating them on Center news.  The Member Mailing team gets together on these occasions to put together the mailings in a congenial environment.  Time Commitment: 2 hours at least twice a year    

 

Special Event Volunteers: Our yearly Shambhala calendar holds seasonal and other special celebrations.  Our Special Event Volunteers assist these events in a variety of ways: setting up the space, holding supportive roles during the events, and re-setting the space at the end. Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per event