"The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us."
- Jack Kornfield

Volunteering Work Exchange at Spirit Rock

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The Gift of Time and Expertise

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Spirit Rock. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. The programs we offer could not be maintained without the support of our volunteers. Your willingness to serve is greatly appreciated. Every day volunteers serve Spirit Rock by giving generously of their time and skills. In appreciation of the service of our sangha of volunteers, Spirit Rock is pleased to offer free or reduced fees to our programs, as well as a supportive, community atmosphere, a chance to meet new people, and our deep gratitude for your time and energy. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer residential volunteer opportunities outside of scheduled retreats

If you're interested in being a work retreatant, you can find more information on these pages:

We are Committed to Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity

Spirit Rock is committed to being a spiritual sanctuary and refuge for all.  We value and celebrate diversity, inclusivity and respect for all beings.  We know that diversity practice and dharma practice are not separate. We recognize and value both our global connectedness and our differences. We ask our volunteers to exemplify these values during your service here by acknowledging and appreciating difference based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, education, background, opinions, experience, physical ability and other social and economic differences.

Our goal as a learning community is to create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. To better reach this goal, in the coming months we will provide training to all volunteers to better understand how to create a space that is open-hearted to people from diverse backgrounds. More information about our diversity, equity and inclusion goals and initiatives can be found here.

Thank you for being here. May we create an environment where all practitioners wake up together. Volunteers are needed for weekly or monthly commitments as well as periodic and one-time projects. If you see an activity that interests you or if you want to inquire about other volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer & Community Coordinator, Juliana Birnbaum at (415) 488-0164 x 224 or e-mail

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