Kadampa Meditation Centre is run by the kindness of volunteers. People like you, volunteer their time to provide all of the facilities the centre offers, including a full range of Buddhist study and meditation programs throughout the year.
Volunteering offers a special opportunity to:
- Put the teachings and meditations into practice directly
- Meet and work alongside people from different walks of life who are dedicated to benefiting others
- Contribute to the success of activities the profits of which are dedicated to public benefit through the International Temples Fund
Contact our volunteer coordinator, at
with any questions!
Do you already attend our classes?
(optional) Feel free to tell us a little bit about how / why you would like to help:
WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
Please check the boxes below to indicate your areas of interest. Don't be shy; if you are interested in everything, check off all the boxes ;) This doesn't mean you are signing up to help with everything, just that you would be happy to help in these areas if there is a need.
OPEN HOURS (**NEW**)
A great opportunity to spend 2-4 hours weekly at the centre, to be around Dharma books and Sangha friends, in a quiet meditative environment; while KMC Vancouver's meditation room and bookstore are open to the public.
Yes I want to help. The best time and day of the week for me would be: (please write below under "Other")
GARDENING (** Immediate help needed**)
Do you love to garden? We have wonderful opportunities to help welcoming meditators to the centre by keeping the world peace garden looking beautiful!
I don't know much about gardening but would love to help under some guidance!
I know lots about gardening and can't wait to come and help!
HELPING AT WEEKLY CLASSES
Welcome the students, set up the books, make the tea, and deepen your commitment to your Spiritual Practice by volunteering at a weekly class.
Assisting a weekly class - arrive and leave 30 minutes before and after
Assisting at weekend events (opportunities to help before, during, or after the event hours)
Shopping for refreshments for classes (you shop we pay)
CHERISHING THE COMMUNITY SPACE
Cleaning at your Dharma Centre, is not an ordinary activity, its an amazing opportunity to cherish others and purify negativities. Volunteer testimonials say how cleaning at the Dharma Centre has helped them to transform the way they deal with their ordinary household tasks. Come and see for yourself! Help is needed to keep the centre clean and pure.
I have 30 min to 2 hours to do a weekly cleaning chore
I have 30 min to 2 hours to do a monthly cleaning chore
Walk through your favorite neighbourhood with another practitioner, and experience the merit of inviting new people to practice meditation and learn about Buddhism.
Yes, that would be fun to give it a try! The best time and day of the week for me would be: (please write below under "Other")
WEB, DESIGN & AUDIO
Come share your skills on computer based activities for the centre for the benefit of all
Social Media & Design
Graphic Design (Adobe CS)
Audio file editing & uploads
OFFICE & BOOKSTORE
Come share your time and precious knowledge on these indispensable areas of administrating the centre.
General Administrative Help - ie purchasing supplies online, organizing files, data entry etc...
Helping with the bookstore (inventory, pricing, selling, display, etc)
Bookkeeping software experience
Bookkeeping tasks (I don't have skills in accounting but I am good with numbers)
MEDITATION ROOM & BUDDHIST RITUALS
Everyone is welcome to learn more about Buddhist Rituals and at the same time help with the activities in the meditation room. If you are interested to learn more, please select some options below:
Cleaning the shrine & meditation room
Learning to make water offerings on the shrine
Shopping for beautiful offerings for the shrine
Participating in prayers with food offerings; and helping to set up / clean up
COOKING & BAKING
This is going to be fun! Come join our team, and use love as your main ingredient in meals and baked goods for the enjoyment of Sangha.
Cooking for special events
Baking for classes & events
MAINTENANCE / TRADES SKILLS
If you have special skills and could offer some time with any of the below, please check off all that apply:
General handyperson skills
These are some areas that require more commitment from you! Coordination areas involve operational tasks, responsibility and commitment, and consist of building a strong foundation for the Kadampa Buddhist tradition to flourish in the city, and ultimately in the country and in the world. It strengthens us as a community of people working together with a good motivation of helping all living beings. Please check off any areas that you may be interested in learning about coordinating.
I'm interested in helping in a commited way - please keep me in mind in general, as a coordinator
Organizing publicity distribution: maps, distribution materials, and coordinating the work
Branch Class Coordinator
Cafe & Kitchen Organizer
Special Events Coordinator
Open Hours Coordinator
Did we miss something? Is there another way that you would like to help?
Do you have any questions, suggestions or feedback for us?
How often would you like to help?
Please check one of these choices, even if you have selected other similar options above.
At Special Events
Randomly, whenever I have time
Please check all times that you might be available:
If you know your schedule, please let us know what days of the week are the best for you to volunteer some time.
Finally: If you selected weekly or monthly availability above: (optional)
Would you be open to setting a time that would work for you every week or month, so that you can come into the centre and do whatever is the most important to be done at that time? This is a beautiful act of service, offering to help with whatever is the most needed at the time.
Yes I'd be happy to give a set amount of time each week / month to help with whatever is needed
Thank you for filling out this form. We will contact you soon. We will also add your name to our volunteer mailout list.
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