Volunteer Opportunities with NDF and Wonderwell
Volunteering is a beautiful way to enhance your own spiritual development while generating benefit for others. Helping with retreats and other events supports the transmission of Dharma to so many people, and it brings you into closer relationship with our wonderful staff and community.
Do you like working with people? How about lights, cameras, and technology? Ever wanted to be a spiritual shopkeeper? We invite you to review the following positions and consider joining our dedicated team of volunteers.
Volunteer from Home
(Includes free attendance at selected online retreats, depending on your level of involvement)
As Natural Dharma Fellowship’s online offerings continue to expand, so does our need for Zoom Hosts and Co-Hosts. These volunteers support our sangha by holding virtual space for retreats, classes, and regular meditation groups. Responsibilities also include working with teachers prior to events to prepare the online space, providing basic technical assistance during events, recording online sessions, etc. Zoom Host volunteers do not need to live locally nor do they need to be especially technical—training will be offered, hosts work in pairs, and backup support is always available. However, a reliable internet service is necessary to fulfill this important role. If you would like to add your name to this pool of needed volunteers, or to request more information about Zoom Hosting, please contact Shemaleiah at: email@example.com.
Volunteer Onsite at Wonderwell
Onsite Volunteer Retreat Managers (VRM)
(Includes free retreat attendance with private room)
Each onsite group retreat needs a Volunteer Retreat Manager, and we are seeking interested people to add to our pool of VRMs. These volunteers facilitate and support retreat activities in close cooperation with the Retreat Coordinator, and they serve as the primary contact for participants during a retreat. VRMs receive free admission to each retreat they manage, with a private room and participation in retreat sessions (as their duties allow). Responsibilities include opening day guest check-in, coordinating yogi jobs, meditation hall setup, and general support for retreatants. If you would like us to add your name this special pool of volunteers, please contact Andrea at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onsite Tech Volunteers
Wonderwell is seeking tech-comfortable volunteers to operate our new tech station, connecting Zoom participants to the meditation hall, during hybrid events (Dharma Sundays once monthly, and hybrid retreats.) Familiarity with audio-visual equipment and with Zooming live events is helpful, but we will provide training. If you enjoy working with tech and are interested in learning more, please contact Andrea at: email@example.com.
UPDATE 8/30 Position Filled: Bookstore Volunteer
With the reopening of Wonderwell for residential retreats, we happily need help again managing our bookstore. This person will monitor and maintain the inventory of books and related items, and refine as needed based on sales, requests, inspiration, etc. They will also assist in keeping the bookstore clean, tidy, and well organized. If this sounds like your cup of tea, please contact Andrea at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for considering taking this step on your dharma journey.