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Upcoming Work Exchange Opportunities

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at  volunteering@spiritrock.org if interested in any of the opportunities below. Volunteering allows you to help out in exchange for free or reduced tuition in our programs, and you become part of the thousands-strong sangha of volunteer stewards at Spirit Rock!

Retreat Greeting

Help welcome incoming retreatants at greeting, directing luggage and answering questions at the welcome kiosk, Community Meditation Center or Dining Hall.  Retreat experience and golf cart driving experience helpful but not essential.  Timing is 2pm to 6pm  (Upcoming dates needed:  Fri 10/8, Wed. 10/13, Wed. 10/20, Wed 11/3, Wed 11/10, Fri 11/12, Fri 11/19, Mon 11/29, Mon 12/6).

Housekeeping and Hospitality Crew

Special incentive for our housekeeping volunteers--  earn 4 hours for your first 2.5 worked on retreat closing days.  Offer your time and energy to help create a welcoming space for yogis on retreat. Your contribution helps set the tone and initial impressions for retreatants. We need help on most retreat opening and closing days to help clean dorm rooms and bathrooms. We appreciate a commitment of at 2 – 5 hours between 9:30am-3:30pm. NOTE: It is important that volunteers in this area are physically fit and free from back problems.  (Upcoming dates needed: Fri 10/8, Tues 10/12, Wed 10/13, Sun 10/17, Wed 10/20, Tues 10/27, Wed 11/3, Wed 11/10, Fri 11/12, Wed 11/17, Fri 11/19, Sun 11/28, Mon 11/29, Sun 12/5, Mon 12/6).

Land and Trail Care Crew

Work outdoors on the landscaping crew, clearing and maintaining the plants and trees on our campus and network of hiking paths. Volunteers needed to join our land and trail team, serve out in nature, and earn credit hours for Spirit Rock programs. Meeting most Mondays at 1:30 (Trails) and Tuesdays at 10am (Landscaping), please contact the volunteer office for details.  

Dedicated Volunteer Program

We offer a Dedicated Volunteer Program for community members who would like to make volunteering a part of their weekly practice. Dedicated Volunteer positions require a six month commitment of approximately 4 hours a week. In exchange for committing to this program, DVs earn 5 nights of residential retreat time during their 6 months of service. For more information visit the Dedicated Volunteer Program page here.


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, Sausalito, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Novato, and Santa Rosa.

Community Service

If you have community service hours from a traffic ticket and would like to contribute your hours to Spirit Rock, please fill out our online volunteer application and indicate how many hours you have to complete by what date and your availability.  Then contact the Volunteer Office to verify that we can find appropriate shifts and enough hours for you by your deadline.


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