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Volunteering Work Exchange at Spirit Rock

Updated September 2021: Volunteering opportunities at Spirit Rock are now available again!  

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 (note this program is suspended for 2021):


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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