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Volunteer | Karmê Chöling

Volunteer

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Volunteering at  Karmê Chöling is an amazing opportunity to live in the beautiful Green Mountains, be a part of a mindful community, engage in contemplative practice and study, and support life-changing experiences for each other and our guests. 

Join us for any time between a week to 6 months. Volunteer opportunities include Front Desk Assistance, Gardening, Maintenance, Program/Practice Support, IT, and Kitchen Support.

Staff, volunteers and residents must agree to abide by our Karmê Chöling Code of Conduct policies and a routine, confidential background check. 

Work and Benefits

You commit to:

  • Working 27.5 hours per week
  • Contribute 3 to 5 hours a week helping with community work (doing dishes, etc.)
  • Daily Shambhala meditation practice with the Karme Choling staff
  • Attend some volunteer classes, meetings, social outings and community events.

You receive:

  • Room and board – Accommodations includes meals and our outdoor platform forest tents or shared indoor dorms. 
  • Free classes in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition
  • Two hours each day for formal meditation/contemplation practice and/or study
  • An assigned meditation instructor to receive support and answer questions about your practice
  • Program credit that may be applied to program tuition for any Karmê Chöling program 
  • Volunteers staying for over a month may qualify for a stipend.

Volunteering is an excellent way to attend classes in an affordable way while giving back to the community.

You can also join us for the tent weekends:

May 6 – 10 – Tent Volunteer Weekend
September 10 – 13 Lowering the Tents

Sorry, pets are strictly prohibited.

How to Apply

The volunteer application was created so that we can best match your expectations and needs to the open volunteer slots we have.  Shortly after you submit this, a real human being will get in touch and can answer any additional questions you may have.  

Staff, volunteers and residents must agree to abide by our Karmê Chöling Code of Conduct policies and a routine, confidential background check. 

Please fill out the Volunteer Application so we can match you with an opportunity that will work for you! We do not share your information with anyone else!

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