International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon Volunteer Visit Application
A great way to experience life at IKRC Grand Canyon and to put your compassion into action is a volunteer visit. In exchange for 35 hours of voluntary work, you will receive dormitory accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals a day, as well as the opportunity to attend community prayers and General Program classes. This application is intended to make sure that all volunteers have enjoyable experiences and make positive contributions to IKRC Grand Canyon. Please answer all questions.

Please Note:
* To preserve a tranquil meditative and retreat environment, and in accordance with our internal rules, the following are not permitted at IKRC Grand Canyon: illegal drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes. Also, only vegetarian food is served at KRC Grand Canyon.
* Health insurance is not provided for volunteers. You will be responsible for your own health­care needs, including doctor visits, prescriptions, and hospitalization.
* If you are accepted as a volunteer, please be prepared to provide a photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license or passport) upon arrival.
* The working visit can be ended early by IKRC Grand Canyon if volunteers engage in behavior that disrupts the tranquil meditative and retreat environment.

Questions? Call us at (928) 637-6232 or email
Email address *
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First Name *
Last Name *
Gender *
Date of Birth *
Country of Residence *
Address *
Please write answer on one line
Email address *
Confirm Email address
Phone (cell phone) *
Please include country code
Driver's License *
State/Country, Date of Issue, Number
If you have volunteered at a Kadampa Center before, tell us where, when and what you did.
If you regularly attend a Kadampa center, please tell us the following:
Center name and location
How long have you attended and in what capacity?
Teacher's name
Teacher's contact info, email or phone, (please include this information for reference)
Manager's name (AD/EPC, etc.)
Manager's contact info, email or phone (AD/EPC, etc.) Teacher's contact info, email or phone. (please include this information for reference check)
If you don’t currently attend a Kadampa Center, please list two references (and to speed up the application process, please inform them that someone from IKRC GC will be contacting them):
Reference #1
Known how many years?
Daytime phone (including area code):
Reference #2
Known how many years?
Daytime phone (including area code):
Describe your skills that you think would be useful at IKRC Grand Canyon (e.g. grounds, painting, light construction, cleaning, laundry, plumbing, house maintenance, auto maintenance etc.): *
Why do you wish to volunteer at IKRC Grand Canyon and what are your expectations? *
Briefly describe your current overall health, including any special needs. *
Do you have any severe food allergies or are you on a restricted diet? (Please note that our community meals make it difficult to accommodate special diets). *
Do you have any physical or mental conditions or limitations that could impact your ability to work and live harmoniously in a community?Volunteer work may, at time, be physically demanding such as landscaping, rock wall building, housekeeping and general maintenance *
If yes, please explain.
Are you currently seeing a physician or mental health professional? *
If yes, please explain
Are you currently taking any medications? *
If yes, which medications and for what conditions?
Do you smoke cigarettes? *
If yes, please remember that smoking is not allowed on KMC NY property.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime? *
If yes, please explain
Emergency contact *
Phone number (including area code)
If there’s anything else that you want to let us know, please do so here.
When would you like to come?
My electronic signature indicates that I understand the conditions of this volunteer working visit, and the information in my application is true and complete. *
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