Are you interested in supporting other practitioners while learning Chan meditation in a retreat setting? Join our team of retreat volunteers and help us create a supportive and mindful environment for everyone.
As a retreat volunteer, you will have the opportunity to serve as a Chan Hall assistant, outside support team member, or kitchen support team member. You will also participate in Chan Hall group practice in the early mornings and evenings, attend Dharma talks, and may have the opportunity to have interviews with the teachers.
In addition to mindful work practice, retreat volunteers are expected to volunteer for the full length of the retreat. This allows for a deeper level of engagement with the retreat experience and the opportunity to form meaningful connections with other practitioners.
To be accepted as a retreat volunteer, we require that you attend at least one of our 2-day retreats before. This allows us to get to know you better and ensures that you are committed to the practice and our community.
Please note that our principle of approving people to the center is based on their sincere interest in the practice, and we will not accept those who are just looking for a place to stay for convenience sake.
If you are interested in applying to be a retreat volunteer, please fill out our volunteer application form and indicate your availability and preferred role. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our community.