Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at (415) 488-0164 x 224 or email@example.com if interested in any of the opportunities below:
Please let us know if you are available in a pinch. Thank you!
Help Spirit Rock Grow:
Spirit Rock’s Development Department is looking for volunteers to offer information about and facilitate pledges for our Capital Campaign and building plans, and the Sangha of Thousands of Buddhas campaign during select programs and events here at Spirit Rock. If you enjoy talking to people and are available on a consistent basis on either or both Monday nights and weekends, or mid-day on days when a retreat ends, we would love to hear from you. Training and on-going support will be provided. This is a joyful way to support Spirit Rock’s campaign.
Want to help us spread the word about Spirit Rock's programs and volunteer opportunities? Know places in your community that would welcome our marketing materials-- such as yoga studios, co-ops, eco-friendly stores, community centers. etc.? We are especially looking for help with outreach in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Marin.
Classes, Daylongs, and Events:
Volunteers support every class, daylong and event offered by Spirit Rock. In exchange for 2-4 hours of service in support of the program, Work Exchange Volunteers have the opportunity to attend the event or class free of charge or pay a reduced fee (for Benefits and Special Events). We are most in need of volunteers for the programs listed below. This is not a comprehensive list. You can explore programs on our website or print newsletter and contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Marya Mayer, to volunteer for any non-residential program. Please read Spirit Rock's work exchange policy.
Nature as Teacher: A Daylong in Nature
with Ayya Anandabodhi and Susie Harrington
Saturday, June 1 Volunteers Needed From 8am - 6pm
Mind Whispering: A New Map to Emotional Freedom
with Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman
Sunday, June 9, 6:00-9:00 pm
This is a benefit event. Volunteers pay $25 to attend.
Kalyana Mitta Workshop
with James Baraz
Sunday, June 16 Volunteers Needed From 8:30am - 1:15 pm
This is a dana event. Volunteers receive 2 hours credit as a thank you for volunteering.
Benefit Weekend Residential Retreat Support
Thursday, June 20 - Sunday, June 23
Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen and housekeeping in support of this residential retreat. Volunteers earn hours towards attending future programs as a thank you for volunteering. You can volunteer for one shift or several over the weekend.
Monday Dinner Prep - more info
Work alongside Chef Denis and five other volunteers to prepare the gourmet meals served for our Monday Night Dinner. Volunteers chop veggies and wash pots and pans. We offer two shifts: 2:00-6:00 pm or 2:30-7:00 pm. Kitchen volunteers are offered the meal and invited to attend the Monday Night Talk from 7:15-9:15 pm.
Upcoming dates with openings:
Please sign up to offer your time and services to assist in the creation of a welcoming space for yogis on retreat. Your contribution helps set the tone and initial impressions for retreatants.
Housekeeping needs your volunteer support. The time frame we need covered is between 9am – 3pm on retreat opening and closing days. We appreciate a commitment of at least 3 hours and up to 6 hours each day. Please email your availability along with your name and contact info.
NOTE: It is important that volunteers in this area are physically fit and free from back problems.
Working with the Land
Happy Spring. This is a beautiful time of year to volunteer outside. Volunteers support the land steward in nurturing the land. Prior gardening experience helpful, but not necessary. Shifts are usually between between 2-4 hours long and take place anytime between 8:00am and 3:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Dedicated Volunteer Program
Spirit Rock Meditation Center offers a Dedicated Volunteer Program for community members who would like to volunteer to earn residential retreat time. Our DVP positions require a six month commitment of 4 hours a week in exchange for attending a residential retreat of your choice at Spirit Rock. For more information about our Dedicated Volunteer program, click here.
If you would like to contribute your community service hours to Spirit Rock Meditation Center, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
# of community service hours and deadline to complete them
Any skills or experience that may be of service
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Marya Mayer, at (415) 488-0164 x 224 or email@example.com.