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Volunteering Work Exchange at Spirit Rock

Updated March 2021: Volunteering opportunities at Spirit Rock are minimal during our campus closure due to the pandemic. We will update the information here as we have it; there is currently no date set for the reopening of our campus. See below for the types of volunteer shifts that we typically have available. If you are interested in potentially doing an outdoor shift working on land or trails, or virtual volunteering with Spirit Rock, please inquire at volunteering@spiritrock.org

Seeing sangha/ spiritual community? During stay-at-home orders due to the current pandemic, many of our Kalyana Mitta groups as well as our Spirit Rock programs are in an online format.  Please join in for spiritual community and dharma -- see these pages for some online resources- 



Click here to explore our volunteer opportunities!

The Gift of Time and Expertise

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Spirit Rock. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and we could not exist without you and your offering of time. Thank you for being here! 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. 

We do not have a residential volunteer program.  Volunteers are needed for weekly 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 volunteering@spiritrock.org.

If you have previously sat a retreat at Spirit Rock and are interested in serving as a housekeeping or kitchen work retreatant on a scheduled retreat, you can find more information here:


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.

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 all backgrounds. More information about our diversity, equity and inclusion goals and initiatives can be found here. https://spiritrock.org/diversity-initiative


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